Buying flowers for special occasions can be a costly affair. Florists increase the price of bouquets for Valentines, Mother’s Day, Christmas and Easter. And telling a florist to prepare flowers for a wedding also bumps up the price. So here are a few tips on how you can save money when buying flowers.
Buying traditional flowers types for specific occasions costs more. Like any business, florists have to take advantage of flower-giving times of year. But you don’t have to fall into the commercial trap of buying traditional flowers just because the guide book says so. It’s the thought that counts and women appreciate all manner of flowers. So if tradition means overspending, let’s break the mould and get creative.
Look for discount deals
Supermarkets, grocery stores, card shops and discount chains can compete with traditional florists on special occasions and offer excellent discount deals on flowers. You will usually find an arrangement that can match the lower-end bouquets offered by florists, but with a cheaper price tag. So if you are looking for a bargain, check the buckets in shops that are not specialist flower shops.
Adding greenery to a flower arrangement bulks out a bouquet and gives it character – but without costing as much as opting for an arrangement made up totally of flowers. Green actually adds a refreshing feel to a bouquet of flowers and gives it a natural look.
Ask on Fridays, order on Mondays
Florists will typically stock up on fresh flowers on Mondays so the best time to buy a bouquet is early in the week as they will keep for longer. However, like any good business, florists plan ahead and organise special deals the previous week. So ask your florist on Friday what the specials are for the following week and purchase the flowers on Monday when they are fresh and still available.
Collect the flower yourself
Delivery charges can easily add £15+ to a gift of flowers. You can, therefore, save a significant amount of money when buying flowers by visiting the florist and collecting the arrangement yourself. Deliveries are a nice surprise, but not as special as seeing the delight on the recipient's face when you hand them the flowers.
Buy flowers in season
When flowers are in season, they are in abundance so the cost comes down. If you are not familiar with flowers and their seasons, do some research before heading off to the florist.
Buy one type of flower
When you mix and match flowers in an arrangement it can often jack up the price of a bouquet. Sticking to one type of flower is a far more cost-effective way of buying cheap flowers.
The competition amongst florists is very high, so flowers shops are always offering incredible discount deals on bouquets. And My Voucher Codes has teamed up with numerous flower shops offering high-quality flower arrangements at bargain prices. So if you want to save money on flowers, check out the latest vouchers on offer today. This is your chance to make a loved one or close friend happy without having to spend over the odds.