10. April 2016 · Comments Off on Five Important Questions to Ask Florists · Categories: florist · Tags: ,

Sending flowers as a gift or along with best wishes for your loved ones is a very popular trend all over the world. To make it a pleasant experience for both the sender as well as recipient, it is very important to verify a few things. Therefore, whenever you plan to send flowers to your loved ones living in distant part of world, confirm the answers of following questions from your florist:

Can you advise me on which flowers would be best for sending on particular occasions?

This is very important to know the suggestions of florist. They are having long-term experience of flowers delivery, and they are well versed with the knowledge about the perfect flowers to send on a particular occasion. They also suggest which flower arrangement will be the best choice.

When will the flowers be delivered, how will they be transported, and how will they be packaged when they arrive?

Flowers should be delivered at the last possible moment, because the timing is very important. You are sending them on a particular occasion and if there is any delay, then no benefit of sending them. Therefore, you need to ensure timely delivery of flowers and other floral arrangements. The packaging of flowers and their arrangements should be according to the type of flowers, climate, and surrounding environment, as it is very important to ensure the freshness of flowers.

Will you charge any extra amount as taxes, overtime charges, gratuities, or fees that are not described?

Usually all the charges given on a florist’s website includes all the taxes and other charges. Even, its better to ask whether they charge anything extra apart from the said amount.

Do you have any special offers on Valentine’s Day, Christmas, or New Year?

Valentine’s Day, Christmas and New Year are the occasions when the volume of orders is maximum for all florists. They provide various kinds of offers like some rebate on delivery charges to a specific area, or discounts on customized flowers arrangements until a defined time (generally on advance booking of orders). Do not forget to check out for such offers.

What are the rules and regulations regarding cancellation/refund?

In some cases, like late delivery of services and any defaults in timely delivery like damaged flowers arrangements, and bouquets, florists provide order cancellation facilities. Confirm any such services being provided by florists.

04. March 2016 · Comments Off on How to Order Flowers From Online Florists · Categories: florist · Tags: , , ,

Sending flowers online is very popular these days on all occasions. People take services of various online florists for sending exclusive flowers specially customized for happy occasions and social celebrations. Although one has to think about various aspects of flowers and their delivery before finally ordering flowers. Because, if you make any mistake in ordering flowers then you will not get another chance to wish you loved ones again on same day.

Most important things that you need to consider while ordering flowers through online florists is the quality of their service. There may be several online florists in your area, but not all of them are perfect in satisfying their customers with excellent and on time service. So, before making your selection of online flowers delivery service providers go through their websites carefully and check everything. Try to find out the answers of following questions:

Whether they provide flower delivery services in your desired area?
How good is their collection of flowers and flower arrangements?
Do they provide customized flowers for different occasions?
Do they have facility of order customization?
What is the average time taken by them in delivering flowers to desired location?
What is the guarantee of freshness of flowers?
Do they have facility of secure online payment?
How reliable is their service? What previous customers say about them?
Once you get answers of all these questions you are ready to order flowers from the selected online florist.

While making your selection of flowers, keep the distance in mind. More the distance, more the time taken in delivery of flowers to their destination, so in that case select flowers those are not so tender to vanish in very less time duration. Almost every online florist provides seasonal flowers on popular occasions. It will be a wise decision to use seasonal flowers to send your loved ones. You can even send flowers as gift on wedding, birthday and anniversary kind of occasions to your relatives and friends. Even you can surprise you wife, kids or girlfriend by order flowers from online florists on their birthday. It can be a cause of great happiness for them.

On popular festivals like Christmas and days like New Year, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and friendship day all florists provide some offers to their customers in order to get maximum number of customers and more revenues. Do take benefits of any such offer if they are present. So, whenever you plan to send flowers to your loved ones must follows the instructions given here in this article, in order to get maximum returns of your money.

01. February 2016 · Comments Off on 10 Things to Know About Wedding Florists · Categories: florist · Tags:

How do you envision your dream wedding? Are you floating down the aisle carrying a bouquet of the most breathtaking flowers ever seen? Do you imagine scores of flowers covering the altar and decorating the reception tables? If so, you will need the help of a great florist to help your dream become a reality. Not all florists are equal, however, and these are ten things that every bride should know about wedding florists.

  • Each florist has a unique style; look for one with a similar taste to your own. In other words, if every picture in a florist’s album shows very traditional rose and baby’s breath centerpieces, don’t assume that she will be able to recreate the spectacular custom wedding centerpieces made from cherry blossoms, orchids, and dangling crystal jewelry drops that you just saw on “Platinum Brides”. You are better off finding a florist who regularly designs the style of arrangements that you want.
  • Many florists can do a lot more than just provide flowers. Some also offer wedding planning services, or rentals for everything from tablelinens to custom lighting. This can be a real lifesaver for a time-pressed bride.
  • Trust their guidance. You hire a professional for a reason, and if she tells you that your favorite flower is out-of-season at the time of your wedding, accept her suggestions for substitutions. Even if budget is not a concern, you do not want to take the chance that an out-of-season flower you insisted on special ordering arrives the day before your wedding looking bedraggled and awful.
  • Prices fluctuate with demand. The classic example of this is that red roses cost an arm and a leg for weddings held right around Valentine’s Day. Either move your date or select a different variety of flowers if you do not want to pay a premium.
  • Florists can provide food-safe flowers for your wedding cake. There are two options here. You can request that your florist give your baker edible blossoms (so adorable on cupcakes) or that they find pesticide-free non-edible decorative flowers to decorate your wedding cake. This is a much less costly alternative to having a baker handcraft sugar flowers.
  • Your florist can move your ceremony flowers to your reception site after the service. This is a great way to avoid paying for more arrangements than you need, and most florists are happy to provide this service for a nominal fee.
  • You don’t always get what you pay for. Yes, there is a reason why the best-known florists charge more than some of the other ones. For instance, the floral designer who is renowned for creating one-of-a-kind fantasy centerpieces that not only match your reception d├ęcor, but also your gown, crystal bridal jewelry, the season, and your favorite colors will rightfully command a premium over the basic florist down the street. However, if you are interested in a very simple type of centerpiece, like a single flower bouquet, you may not need the services of such an accomplished florist, but they will still be more expensive. It pays to interview at least two or three florists.
  • Not all floral designers are in florists’ shops. Brides on a budget might consider contracting for the services of a florist at their local grocery store. They can often order virtually any type of flower that you want, the same as a regular florist. What you may not get is the same level of design service and delivery options.
  • If you ask your guests to take home the centerpieces, it may cost you extra. Speak to your florist about this beforehand. Some assume that the centerpieces will be going home with the guests and factor the cost of the vases into their estimates, whereas others will charge an additional fee for each vessel not returned after the wedding.
  • Finally, remember to ask your florist for suggestions on how to preserve your bouquet after the wedding. They will likely have all sorts of ideas, ranging from simply hanging them to dry to much more elaborate preservation services. After you have put so much thought into getting your wedding flowers to be perfect, you will surely want to keep some as a souvenir!