Everything You Need to Know About Custom Bouquets

Whether it’s an everyday treat or a special occasion, you can customize flowers to create the perfect bouquet. What makes a beautiful bouquet depends on what you or the recipient prefer, but it’s safe to say that your local florist can make a stunning arrangement for any circumstance.

Here are some tips and tricks to help you get the right custom bouquet for your needs:

  • Plan ahead: As with most things in life, planning ahead is the key to getting a great custom bouquet. If you have a specific deadline in mind, call your florist several weeks in advance whenever possible. With a longer lead time, they can exercise more flexibility and creativity.
  • Know the occasion: If you’re ordering for a special occasion, like a birthday, engagement party, dinner party or graduation, tell the florist. They’ll be able to inform you about popular local choices, as well as what kinds of arrangements they believe would work best.
  • Choose the purpose: How will your flowers be used? You can choose anything from cut flowers without a vase, to centerpieces, gift baskets or potted plants. Having an idea of how the flowers might be displayed will help you choose the right arrangement type.
  • Pick seasonal flowers: Your loved one might adore daffodils, but those are harder to come by in the autumn. While greenhouses make it possible to enjoy seasonal flowers year-round, your florist might have trouble locating wildly out-of-season blooms. Try to build your bouquet around what’s currently available.
  • Have a few parameters in mind: Whether budget, colors, shape or size, having some basic parameters in mind can help your florist create the perfect arrangement. If there’s anything you or the recipient dislike, let them know. “No baby’s breath” is a good parameter, as is “$75 budget” or “blue and white flowers only.” You can even send them example photos, so they can get a better idea of what you’re looking for.
  • Ask for advice: Your florist is happy to provide advice based on your preferences, budget and what’s in season. If you’re not sure what would work best for your needs, they can provide suggestions and examples to help.
  • Let the florist work their magic: Finally, let your florist do what they do best: choose and arrange your flowers. After you’ve discussed the custom bouquet, they will use their experience and training to create a living work of art. Chances are, you’ll be amazed at what they create.

Whatever your custom bouquet needs, try to strike a balance between expressing preferences and having strict parameters. The best custom bouquets will consider seasonal blooms, occasion, purpose and style.

The Delicate Daisy – House of Flowers knows exactly what makes a beautiful bouquet, since we’ve been arranging flowers for over 80 years. We can help you customize flowers so you and your recipients get exactly what they want. Call or stop by today to learn more about our services, and to get started creating your own custom bouquet. We look forward to working with you!