Valentine’s Day is just around the corner which means it’s time for flower shops, big and small, to make an extra buck on your love. Well, maybe not this time. Keep on reading to find out how you can buy inexpensive Valentine’s Day flowers and transform them into fancy-looking blooms that look worth double the actual price. Even though money is often a difficult obstacle to overcome on Valentine’s Day, the last thing you want is to give your special someone a flower arrangement that is anything less than amazing. In the spirit of spreading the love, we’re giving away some insider to secrets to show you exactly how to do that!
Not a Fruit Salad!
The main rule of thumb when picking a Valentine’s bouquet on a budget is that you pick a flower arrangement that looks chic and tasteful. The easiest ways to do this are to avoid mixing several varieties and to try and stick to one color palette. Remember, a bouquet is not a fruit salad. An arrangement with a lot of different Valentine’s Day flowers does usually cost less but it also looks cheaper, which is not something you want for your Valentine, right?
Multi-colored bouquets are quite popular for special occasions and are generally less expensive, but unfortunately they can look pretty cliché. Instead, opt for a pastel arrangement with two or three darker flowers. Mixing very deep colors, like burgundies, with light colors creates a striking, contemporary look. If you’re shopping right before Valentine’s Day and can’t find anything but colorful bouquets, you can always separate and color block the flowers for a more modern look.
I remember, I remember
Valentine’s Day flowers are a perfect way not only to demonstrate your feelings but also to show your thoughtfulness. Things like remembering your Valentine’s favorite blooms is very important and something your significant other will definitely pay attention to.
If they prefer roses, lilies, tulips or other seasonal flowers consider yourself lucky. But what if they are crazy about some exotic blooms that are way out of your budget? Too bad! Just kidding, this doesn’t really mean that you can’t include a few of them in your bouquet. Get just one or two and make it a centerpiece of your arrangement along with other more affordable flowers. This way they’ll definitely know that you tried and will be extra grateful.
In case you absolutely cannot afford your loved one’s favorite Valentine’s Day flowers, you can always opt for their favorite color. If their favorite blooms are available in their favorite color and are affordable too then, bingo. If not, you always have a great backup plan and can choose a nice bunch of just any pretty flowers available in the color they prefer. Win-win!
Fluff it up
Those on a shoestring budget should not ignore the power of accessories to make over your thrifty bouquet! Tie a festive ribbon around the otherwise plain arrangement, toss in a bit of decoration or a sign to really cheer it up. Don’t overdo it with accessories though or you’ll achieve the exact opposite effect. One pick and some ribbon will be more than enough to make any festive flowers even more impressive yet tasteful. For a Valentine’s bouquet, it’s nice to add a heart or ‘I Love You’ pick. You can also get creative with how you wrap the arrangement.
Here’s another way to turn your grab-bag blooms into fancy-looking flowers. Use an alternative to cellophane and wrapping paper and by doing this you will add an elegant look with a personal touch to any Valentine’s bouquet. Go for newspaper instead and pick out a section that applies to the recipient’s interests. If they love to travel, wrap the bouquet in the newspaper’s travel section, and mark on it the next destination of your dream vacation together. If they believe in horoscopes, use the section with predictions. Just make sure the oracle for their zodiac sign is nothing but positive!
Another idea for a romantic gift is to wrap the flowers in a city map marked with spots that are special to you and your loved one. Your Valentine will appreciate such a thoughtful and personalized gift, and won’t pay too much attention to the budget you spent on the flowers.
If the traditional bouquet of roses for Valentine’s Day is your only option, there is a way to customize it and add a modern twist without spending a fortune.
Forget about classic fillers that might look cheap and cliché. To make a bouquet of round flowers like roses fuller and classier, add contrasting hearty succulents which are the perfect way to bulk up your arrangement and add textural interest. In addition, when incorporating succulents, you can use less stems of roses in a bouquet which will also save you a pretty penny, especially around this time of year.
Whatever you choose to send your love this Valentine’s Day, make sure it arrives on Valentine’s Day by ordering early! Waiting until the last minute will cause you to pay extra delivery fees, and even worse end up with bouquets that are left over rather than the one you truly had your eye on!
Okay, now you know all the tricks for making Valentine’s Day flowers on a tight budget look like they’re worth double what you paid. By using one or more of these tips, you will add value to any thrifty floral arrangement. Just make sure that you always keep the recipient in mind when choosing the bouquet, and do not forget to plan ahead of time or you might end up shelling out a lot more!
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