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Cupid’s Guide 7 Flower Ordering Tips for Valentine's Day

One thing that’s certain during Valentine’s Day is flowers. With so many people trying to find the best flowers for their lovers, getting one for the person you love can get pretty stressful. 

But don’t worry because we’re here to help you have a memorable and perfect Valentine’s Day celebration. In this guide, we’ll share useful tips that can make ordering flowers for Valentine’s Day a stress-free and fun experience.

Set a clear budget

Set a clear budget

Valentine’s Day can be very expensive to celebrate with the flowers, gifts, and dates that you have to prepare. Setting a clear budget can help you balance your expenses and not spend more than you can.

Some flowers can be more expensive than others, so it’s best to steer away from them if they’re out of budget. For example, in the US, gardenias can cost over $30 per flower, while red roses only cost $1 to $4 per stem.

You can use one gardenia if it’s your Valentine’s favorite flower, then surround it with cheaper flowers and fillers so as not to exceed your budget. Your florist will also be able to make better suggestions if you have a clear budget.

Get flowers that match the recipient’s vibe

Get flowers that match the recipient's vibe

The recipient’s preferences are among the most important things to consider when ordering flowers, not just for Valentine’s Day but also for other occasions. Picking flowers they love can show you’ve put thought into the gift.

You can choose their favorite flowers or make their favorite color the central theme of the arrangements. Simply doing this can make the flowers stand out to them and make Valentine’s Day more memorable.

Flowers that match their aesthetic will also more likely find a special place in their home or office than ones that they don’t like.

Choose sneeze-free, allergy-proof flowers

Choose sneeze-free, allergy-proof flowers

When gifting flowers to your significant other, you shouldn’t just think about what flowers would look good but also what flowers would make them feel good. Nobody wants to be dealing with sneezing fits or itchy eyes on Valentine’s Day, right?

Pick hypoallergenic flowers to show your partner you also care about their comfort. Some great options are roses, tulips, iris, hydrangea, and lilies.

Avoid heady blooms like daisies, sunflowers, chrysanthemums, hyacinths, and gerbera daisies since they’re most likely to cause allergies.

Pick long-lasting flowers

Pick long-lasting flowers

Expressing your love to your Valentine shouldn’t end on Valentine’s Day itself. Pick flowers that can last for as long as possible so they can be reminded of your love every time they see the flowers on their kitchen table.

Classic and traditional roses can last for 7 to 10 days, making them one of the best choices. If you’re not fond of roses, you can try gerbera daisies, which can also last for 7 to 10 days, or carnations that remain beautiful for 2 weeks.

Add depth to the gift with symbolic flowers

Add depth to the gift with symbolic flowers

Flowers aren’t just beautiful; they’re also symbolic. Different types and colors of flowers have different meanings that can represent various relationships and feelings, such as passion, love, friendship, and respect.

For example, classic red roses symbolize love and romance, so you want to give them to your lover. Yellow roses, though, are symbols of infidelity, so avoid sending them to your partner unless they are their favorite flowers.

Secure your order in advance and schedule early delivery

Secure your order in advance and schedule early delivery

Early birds get the worm, or in this case, the preferred delivery slots. Ordering flowers in advance increases the chance of securing the flowers you want and the delivery time that works best for you.

Almost everyone is sending flowers on Valentine’s Day, so there’s a high possibility that popular flowers will sell out early. By placing your order in advance, you’ll have access to a wider selection of flowers and arrangements.

Florists will also be busy delivering flowers, so consider having yours delivered a day early to ensure the recipient will enjoy it throughout Valentine’s Day. If you must send it on Valentine’s Day, order as early as possible and select an early morning delivery time.

Consider skipping online giants

Consider skipping online giants

While big online shops can provide you with a wide range of options and a more convenient ordering process, opting for smaller florists may provide a more personalized and unique gifting experience.

Big online retailers often produce mass-produced arrangements, which can sometimes be generic and unappealing. They may also not be able to deliver your flowers on time if you’re from a different city.

Smaller florists are often more flexible and willing to accommodate specific requests. You can also easily contact them, unlike with big retailers where you have to first send a request to their customer service.

Order from a flower shop near the recipient

Order from a flower shop near the recipient

The biggest advantage of ordering from a nearby flower shop is they often have fresher flowers since they source them locally. The flowers also arrive fresher and more vibrant to your Valentine since the delivery doesn’t take long.

Since the shop is near the recipient, there’s a higher chance that the flowers will be delivered on time. Even when they have a lot of orders, they’ll typically prioritize the delivery for those near them.

Try floral subscriptions

Try floral subscriptions

Floral subscriptions are services offered by various flower shops that allow you to send fresh flowers to anyone at the frequency you want. This means you can send flowers to your lover without having to order every month.

These subscriptions are very convenient for those who don’t have the time to scramble for last-minute birthday or Valentine’s Day gifts. Just set it up once with the shop, and you’re done.

Every flower delivery is also a surprise, so you can keep the spirit of Valentine’s Day for months without putting in much effort.

Pen a heartfelt message

Pen a heartfelt message

Flowers are cool, but a heartfelt message makes the gift more memorable and uniquely yours. It’s like signing your name on the present – a personal touch that stands out among several flower bouquets your lover has received in their life.

Anyone can send flowers, but a message that perfectly conveys your feelings shows you really put a thought into it. Whether it’s sweet, funny, or a mix of both, it can surely make the whole gift-giving moment more special.

It also clarifies your intention to send flowers. It can help avoid a misunderstanding if you’re not aware of the flower’s special meaning.