A major part of every big event is the beautiful flower arrangements. Flowers can turn a dull and drab event into something you will be proud to put on, and guests will be happy to attend. Everyone likes to be surrounded by beautiful scents and blossoms, and table-top arrangements are the perfect place to showcase beautiful flowers.
These days almost any event would be considered incomplete without some display of flowers. Imagine a wedding without flowers, or even Valentine’s Day. Whatever the event, and the occasion may be happy or sad, flowers add just the right touch to make it memorable.
A problem faced by a lot of event organizers though is that the price of flowers have gone up dramatically over the years. The changing weather is partly to blame, as is the rising cost of transportation. And if you’re looking for something out of season, then the price can be astronomical.
A remedy for this is to purchase wholesale bulk flowers. These are among the freshest flowers available on the market, and can be purchased for excellent discounts if you’re buying in bulk. Many flower merchants specialize in the wholesale market to local floral shops, but there are some that deal directly with the public.
Generally, as with most things, you can save more money by purchasing items in bulk. When purchased at wholesale markets, you can anticipate saving between 25-30% by purchasing your flowers in bulk. Your local florists most likely will not offer you any kind of discounts, but they may be able to steer you to a good resource. Shopping for your flowers online is probably the best option for most people. Online merchants usually have the freshest flowers available, and can ship immediately to your home or even directly to the event. One of the best things about online shopping is the convenience it provides, and knowing instantly whether the merchant has your selection in stock. The order process is usually very easy as well, and if you run into any issues you can contact support personnel via online chat or by 800 number for a quick solution.
Once the flowers are purchased from the wholesaler and arrive at your destination, you should handle them carefully as they are very delicate and should be watered. Some varieties can travel better than others, so before placing your order check with the merchant to see how they’ll be shipped. Most merchants will probably tell you about this first as they are very conscious of the weather and potential shipping delays. It’s for this reason that they pack flowers in a way that keeps them hydrated during travel. After all, they want them to look great so that they can earn your return business.
It’s also possible to buy bulk flowers from merchants that offer same day shipping. In order to get that though, orders usually have to be placed first thing in the morning to allow for picking, packing and shipping.