Why Flowers From a Florist?
FRESHNESS: A trained and experienced florist is very attentive to hydration and temperature, knowing how to maximize the life and beauty of the flowers. We know the importance of bringing the flowers for your wedding into our care early, so that we can control the openness of the blooms and hydrate them so they hold well, even when open. We can select flowers at a farm or from a wholesaler’s truck with an eye for quality and the suitability for intended purchase.
KEEPING DOLLARS LOCAL: Though there are several websites that advertise bright and cheery flowers at low, low prices, there are often pitfalls. If the site uses a local florist for “fulfillment”, that florist usually receives less than a normal retail price for their materials. This makes it hard to use their freshest products and still make a profit.
Often a box service is used. Flowers are boxed lying down, dry-packed or in small water tubes, with the plastic vase alongside. This means your intended recipient must arrange their own bouquet. This is like sending a box mix for candy rather than a box of chocolates. In that case, all of the dollars stay in the community where the web fulfillment company is housed, rather than being utilized locally by buying flowers and employing labor in your recipient’s hometown.
CUSTOMIZATION: At retail, you take what is offered, gifting or using the color selections as displayed.
A florist buys flowers by the bunch or the case, and then offers them in whatever combinations the customer requests or the designer s create.
You can order a small or large arrangement, a red rose or a pink one, a mixed bouquet or a bunch of yellow tulips. You can stop in or call, speak with a designer, and select what you envision for the space the flowers will be displayed, or what you think will please the intended recipient.
When you lose a loved one and are selecting tribute flowers, a relationship with a florist is a comfort. Whether a detailed casket spray is needed, or perhaps a simple vase to accompany an urn, a florist can assist and guide you.
Every designer and every independent shop has a style and a vibe that is unique. We know what is available in season, what can be imported out of season, and can help you select what best fits your style, budget and schedule.