How to Choose a Reliable Florist

It may be a friend’s birthday, a colleague’s baby shower or Valentine’s Day – regardless of the occasion, when sending flowers to a loved one, it’s important to choose a reliable florist. There are a number of tips and tricks you can follow when it comes to sourcing a trust-worthy, quality supplier and taking the time to find the right one can make all the difference. If you’re unsure of what to look for in a quality supplier, here are a few of the main things to look out for…

Pick a florist that offers next day delivery

Whether you’re a busy individual who has forgotten an important date, or someone who merely wishes to send flowers on a whim, choosing a florist that offers next day delivery is a great idea. A number of florists that offer flowers online, including Serenata Flowers, offer this service providing you place your order before the cut-off time.

Choose a florist that delivers to the recipient’s location

The recipient may live in another city or another country, and with this in mind, it’s important to opt for a florist that is able to deliver your chosen flowers to the addressee’s location. With this in mind, it’s important to consider delivery times, especially if you want your delivery to arrive on a certain date or at a certain time.

Choose a florist that allows you to stick to your budget

With so many bouquets, floral arrangements and blooms to choose from, there is something to suit all in this day and age. However, each bouquet is likely to come with a varying price tag. If you have a budget to stick to, opt for a florist that is able to cater to this budget and make sure you factor in potential delivery charges.

Check out reviews

If you’re unsure of what florist to opt for, be it an online florist or a brick and mortar supplier, it’s a wise idea to check out reviews. You’ll likely find an array of write-ups online, detailing information on delivery times, customer service, bouquet offerings and more. These reviews will give you a better idea of which florist to choose, and which one will meet the needs of both the recipient and you.

Word of mouth

Another good recommendation to abide by is word of mouth. Be it from friends, family or acquaintances, listening to the reviews of those who have used a particular florist in the past is always a good idea when it comes to choosing a reliable florist. Most people will happily comment on the service they have received, so it’s always worth taking note of positive experiences.

Consider the selection available

You may be looking for a particular style of bouquet, such as a congratulatory flower arrangement, a Mother’s Day bouquet or engagement flowers. If this is the case, it’s wise to pick a florist that is able to deliver exactly what it is that you want.

Online florists

If you’re looking for a hassle-free, prompt service, online florists are a great bet. Asides from offering a huge selection of bouquets, some of which you won’t be able to find in brick and mortar florists, they also promise to courier the flowers directly to the recipient’s door. You can also place your order at a time that is convenient for you, as opposed to having to visit a high street florist during working hours. Many online florists, including Serenata Flowers, offer same and next-day delivery, which makes them a great option for those looking for a quick turnaround.

Quality of flowers

One of the most important factors to consider when choosing a florist online is quality. When ordering a bouquet, you want to know that the flowers you order will arrive at the recipient fresh, as this means they will have staying power. Non-fresh, low-quality blooms are likely to wilt after just a few days on display. The same goes when ordering plants online – healthy plants will thrive, whilst unhealthy plants are likely to succumb to ailments.

Do your research

Shop around and do your research when searching for reliable florists. With so much choice available, it can prove tricky to pick just the one florist. Read reviews, check out their websites and look at what the florists in question have to offer in terms of bouquets, delivery options, and prices. Everyone has a different taste and it’s likely you have an idea in mind of what it is you want, so don’t settle for anything less!

Are the blooms you want in stock?

If you’re ordering flowers for a particular event, it’s likely you’ll require a certain style, color or bloom. Before picking a florist, check they have what you’re looking for in stock. Emailing or calling them to double check this, especially if you’re placing a large order, is a great idea and one that is guaranteed to help you avoid disappointment.


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Lily Calyx is our in-house flower whisperer, an expert on all things botanical and an enthusiastic orchids collector. She loves discussing the insights of the secret world of flowers, shares her gardening tips and hacks and moons over the latest additions to Serenata Flowers flower range. Ask Lily anything about flowers and we can guarantee she will have the answer.

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