We've all been there-you want to buy flowers for someone but have no idea where to start when it comes to designing. So, here's a step by step guide to put together a bouquet like a seasoned pro (and maybe even impress our designers, too!)
Tip 1: Have a theme.
A one or two word theme will help narrow down your flower choices. For example, a 'celebration' theme will usually include brighter colors and interesting shapes, while a 'traditional anniversary' will use classic flowers like red roses.
Tip 2: Know your colors.
One fun way to put together a bouquet is by having a main color. You could use oranges and reds for a fall theme, or soft purples and pinks to celebrate a birth. TIP: Some colors aren't widespread in flowers. Blue is very rare in natural flowers, so to get a blue bouquet you may end up with artificially painted blooms.
Tip 3: Have one favorite.
Designers can come up with bouquets without needing a single flower suggestion from you, but if you know someone's favorite flower (or least favorite!), it will help shape the design. Also helpful: knowing any allergies someone might have to things like stargazer lilies, which have a scent.
Tip 4: Know your height.
If you're purchasing a bouquet for someone, make sure they have a vase that will fit the flowers you're buying. Tall flowers may need to be cut to fit a shorter vase.
Tip 5: Be open to interpretation.
Designers love creating unique bouquets. A few guidelines help, but giving them creative freedom will allow them to put together a brand new design that likely has never been seen before! Give us an idea of what you're looking for, then let us loose in the cooler for a great bouquet!
So there you go, five tips to putting together the perfect bouquet! What's the best bouquet you've ever received? Let us know in a comment below.
-Your flower-loving friends at Hummingbird Floral and Gift.