After I got engaged many years ago, I came to the realization that I needed a florist and had no idea what to look for. I've since had many occasions in which I had to higher a florist to provide flowers to beautify a particular special occasion. Having a florist with a flair for style and aesthetics can really set the ambiance at your event apart from the rest. There are all sorts of options to be familiar with when you hire a florist or when you need to buy flowers from one. Hopefully this blog will help make those decisions a little easier.
Whether you order flowers once a year or every week, seeing the same old bouquets can get tiresome. Clever florists, however, are taking flower delivery creativity to new levels. Read on to learn about five game changers in the floral world that you can capitalize on today.
Floral Delivery Apps
If you've ever been on an airplane or stuck in a meeting and remembered a big occasion too late, a floral delivery app for your mobile device might have saved you. These apps are particularly helpful for regular floral customers, such as event planners, office managers, and restaurant owners, but if you like to send flowers frequently, you can get in on this trend.
Floral delivery apps make it super easy to send flowers with a few clicks. Your information is already stored in their system, and you get notifications of specials too. Some services offer extras as well, like cookies and other delectables, and these apps promise top priority delivery for their regular clients.
For once-in-a-lifetime occasions or to impress business associates, you may want to go above and beyond the regular bouquets you see from many florists. Some flower shops are now offering bespoke bouquets, so you no longer have to select from everyday, preordained arrangements, and you can custom select all the elements with a florist to guide you. These are high-end designs, guaranteed to wow even the most sophisticated recipient.
Locally Sourced Flowers
For a more eco-friendly and community supportive alternative to floral delivery, consider using locally sourced flowers. These come from area farms near you, so their carbon footprint is lighter than that of flowers shipped from across the continent, and you are affecting the income for area businesses, not big multinational conglomerates.
Like those community supported agriculture vegetable boxes, where you never know what you're going to get, locally sourced flowers can be much the same way. Your florist selects your blooms with a few parameters from you, and your recipient is sent a gorgeous, unique arrangement. Because the flowers are local, some are even delivered by bike, so they arrive fresher than if they'd been sitting in a truck all day after a long plane ride.
If you want to include items besides flowers and greenery in your bouquets, novelty arrangements may appeal to you. These bouquets allow you to include fun elements, like seashells or feathers, and they are often displayed in creative containers, such as mason jars or burlap wrapping. They go beyond just adding balloons or teddy bears. For true artistry and innovation in your floral design, try a novelty arrangement.
One of the biggest headaches when you receive flowers away from home, like at the hospital or office, is getting them home safely. Clever florists today have come up with a host of more travel-friendly packaging designs. Some look like lovely vintage hat boxes, while others are long cardboard cases with flat, stable bottoms and handles at the top. Your recipient will be able to take their floral gift wherever they like with this type of container.
The next time you order flowers, try one of these new additions to the floral industry. You may enjoy the experience so much you send yourself flowers too! Contact a company like Ciano Florist to get started.Share
8 October 2015