Flowers are extremely popular, both as a gift and as a self-purchase to help brighten up your home. If you are thinking about treating someone to a beautiful bouquet, or you want to buy some flowers for yourself, you may be wondering how much you should expect to pay.
The truth is that bouquets do vary in price, depending on which flowers, and what type of arrangement, you choose. The good news is that there is a wide selection of flowers available online, to suit most budgets; you can click here for more information. In the meantime we are going to take a look at what can make flowers expensive to buy and what you can do to try and reduce the price you pay.
Why do flowers sometimes cost more?
There can be lots of reasons why you pay more for a bouquet, and not all of them bad. For instance, you may find that similar bouquets are priced quite differently at different florists; be warned that you should not just take the cheapest option. You need to make sure that the flowers you are buying are of good quality; it’s a good idea to take a look at reviews of the florist you are buying from. There is no point in paying a really cheap price if the flowers you buy do not last longer than a couple of days. It’s far better to pay a little more and get value for your money.
Other reasons why flowers may be expensive are that they are out of season, or that you are ordering at an especially busy time, such as Mother’s Day. There are ways that you can try and make sure you pay an affordable price for the flowers you are buying.
How to reduce the cost of buying flowers
One of the best ways to ensure the flowers you buy are affordable is to make sure you choose flowers that are in season. Most professional florists are able to order any flower you want whenever you want it, but if they do this outside of the growing season then they will have to import the flowers from a country where they are in season. As you can imagine the associated import costs can help to increase the cost of the bouquet that you buy. If you choose flowers that are in season you remove the possibility of incurring these additional costs.
It may be worth considering flowers such as roses, certain types of lily, carnation and gerbera that are grown throughout the year. The cost of flowers can also increase at busy times, such as around Mother’s Day. It’s often worth thinking about buying flowers for your mum a little before or after the actual day. It’s also worth looking out for any special deals that may be on offer.
As you can see, the price of a bouquet of flowers varies, depending on your requirements. You can expect to pay on average between AU$45 and AU$200 for your flowers, based on the type of flowers, the complexity of the arrangement and the time of year of the delivery.