How many of you out there have a special birthday coming up? I know I do and one of my favorite things to look forward to is a special birthday arrangement from my husband. Sometimes it’s a vase of a single floral variety and sometimes it’s a select few stems of stunning orchids. Either way, I know that they’ll always be spectacular with little tidbits of sweet spring blooms or exotic blossoms.
If you have a special someone’s birthday coming up and are unsure of how to order the perfect floral bouquet, you’ll be pleased to know that there are several tricks to assist you with your decision! Sure, she’ll like what ever you buy her but wouldn’t you rather “wow” her by putting in a little extra effort in deciding which flowers are just right for her? Florists will tell you that a pretty mix of fresh flowers is always the way to go and its not like this statement is entirely untrue. All I’m saying is that if you put a little research into your ordering, you might be able to knock her socks off with maybe, the best birthday gift she’s ever received! If you can achieve this-you might just be the most memorable gift-giver, which plays well on your side in the long run. So take your time and sift through the many possibilities available to you from the flower world and make this year one she will never forget!
Try these guidelines to help you through the process when speaking with your florist:
- What is her favorite color?
- What is her favorite flower? Even if the variety is not available during the specific time of year, your florist will probably be able to help you select something close in appearance.
- What aromas appeal to her? Maybe she prefers sweet as apposed to a musky scent, which you’ll be interested to know is not mutually exclusive to perfume predilection.
- Does she rely on things that last or live in the moment? This might seem like a silly question but it can heavily way on whether you choose a sturdy, long lasting gerbera daisy as apposed to a unique yet fleeting species such as chocolate cosmos which has a shorter life span (If you ask me, I always go for the chocolate cosmos).
- Does she prefer a big splash or is she modest within her taste? If big is always more, hydrangea might be the right ticket but if she loves small and delicate pieces, go for the stunning ranunculus that are both miniature and breathtaking all on their own.