“Why would I order a bouquet from a florist when I can just grab something from the bodega/grocery store/random guy with a shopping cart full of flowers outside of the train station?” Asked everyone ever.
Let’s start with freshness. When you work with a florist who is creating a bouquet just for you, there is generally a guarantee that the bouquet will last a certain amount of time in the vase. (Here at Florious, we guarantee at least 5 days for most flower varieties, though our bouquets typically last at least a week.) This means that the flowers you get from florists are probably fresher than that bunch you grabbed out of a bucket somewhere.
Next there is flower quality. You will almost always have the option of a higher quality product at a florist. At Florious, we use higher grade flowers such as roses with larger heads and thicker stems that will last longer in your vase than your typical bodega bunch. We also use more unique varieties of flowers and greens, like protea and rosemary, which really make our bouquets something special.
At the end of the day, buying good flowers is like buying good food – the better the quality of the ingredients and knowledge of how to prepare them, the better the gastronomic experience. Working with an experienced florist with access to the freshest and highest quality flowers and a trained eye for design will get you the most pleasing arrangement of long-lasting beauty. It’s just that simple.