Alternatives to Valentine’s Day Roses

Alternatives to Valentine’s Day Roses

Alternatives to Valentine’s Day Roses

Budget Roses

Not everyone has excessive amounts of money to spend this Valentine’s Day plus we have all been affected by the recession. Why not try an alternative option and look for cheaper ways to show your sweetheart that they are loved?

  • Firstly your local florist is likely to have some great deals on so do your research and check them out.
  • Enquire about other types of flower arrangements with a good card.
  • Purchase a single rose as it gives the same effect and a single red rose still carries gravitas
  • The supermarkets are currently offering competitive prices on roses and courier delivery so order early to avoid disappointment and an expensive delivery payment. Roses must be ordered by at least by 12th February!
  • You can make a 6€ budget bunch of roses look like a bouquet Mariah would be proud to receive. Get creative. Purchase luxurious looking wrapping and clasp with red ribbon to form a bow – she’ll be none the wiser.

Another ideas

  • Silk are quite a good option as they create less mess and you can order in advance as they don’t need preserving. If you prefer real petals, its best to purchase them closer to Valentine’s day so that they are fresh and still fragrant without crusty edges.
  • For a romantic love in at home consider all the places you can use rose petals! Be creative and use your imagination! If you’re having dinner at home, sprinkle some of those babies on the table before lighting the candles for a romantic candlelit dinner.
  • Scatter rose petals in the hallway as a trail for your sweetheart to find her present.
  • Cover the bed with rose petals and just to step it up a notch, light candles all round the room and have a bottle of chilled wine waiting on the bed stand.
  • The final touch is to light candles positioning them all around the bath. Set the bath with light bubbles and sprinkle the rose petals in the bath, this is such a romantic move and will please your partner no end. When your lover enters the door they won’t know what hit them!

Whatever you do this Valentine’s day – say it with love and affection.

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Valentines Day Rose Petals

Valentines Day Rose Petals

rose petals

Rose petals are a rather appealing addition to spice things up by utilising them as decoration and to create the mood. Fragrant, colourful and velvety smooth to the touch, Valentine’s day rose petals are readily available to buy this Valentine’s day.

Silk are quite a good option as they create less mess and you can order in advance as they don’t need preserving. Freeze dried rose petals are available if you need to purchase a little before Valentine’s day, they are useful as they sustain the colour and texture. If you prefer fresh and real petals, its best to purchase them closer to Valentine’s day so that they are new and still scented without crusty brown edges.

  • For a romantic love in at home consider all the places you can use rose petals! Be creative and use your imagination!
  • If you’re having dinner at home, sprinkle some of those babies on the dining table before lighting the candles for a romantic candlelit dinner.
  • Scatter rose petals in the hallway as a trail for your sweetheart to find her present.
  • Cover the bed with rose petals. It can be a sensual and intoxicating experience to get into bed and have the scent of rose petals on the sheets and your warm skin. And just to step it up a notch, light candles all round the room and have a bottle of chilled wine waiting on the bed stand to ignite passion.
  • Another lovely touch is to light candles positioning them all around the bath. Set the bath with light bubbles and sprinkle the rose petals in the bath, this is such a romantic move and will please your partner no end. When your lover enters the door they won’t know what hit them!
  • Create mini soap bars with rose petals by dipping individual petals into glycerine soap. Melt the soap then add a few drops of perfumed oil. Using a pair of tweezers, dip the petals into the soap take it out and leave on a sheet of aluminium foil to dry and harden. They can then be placed by the side of the sink or bath in a decorated bowl.
  • Sprinkle Valentine’s day rose petals in your lover’s card so that when they open the envelope the scent of fragrant petals engulf them.
  • Use some of the petals as the packing to your present wrap.
  • Scatter rose petals on your lovers’ pillow to kindle sweet dreams.
  • Have your lovers name printed on each individual rose petal tie a handful in a pouch bag and leave them in her clothes drawers. When she discovers the sweet smelling bags of rose petals she’ll be over the moon!
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Cheap Roses for Valentine’s Day

Cheap Roses for Valentine’s Day

Cheap Roses for Valentine’s Day

We have all been affected by the ongoing recession so why not try an alternative option and look for cheaper ways to show your sweetheart that they are loved?

  • Firstly do a search on the internet to see what is available. The internet is a great tool for this as it allows you to browse many companies and make notes whilst in the comfort of your own home.
  • The internet sometimes has some great deals on so do your research and check them out. You can compare prices, delivery deals and the type of bouquets on offer. Online searches may not always produce good results for cheap roses for Valentine’s Day but it will present results for discounts, coupons and offers, there are so many dealers and sellers who can be trusted to help you with all your requirements. A discount of any amount should be looked at and considered. Do not frown upon these as you need to save as much as you can on the roses for other Valentines presents.
  • Online research will also allow you to find a few local florists. Firstly, supporting your local florist is a great boost as this is one of their biggest occasions to generate business. Secondly, ordering flowers locally presents opportunity to save some money on the delivery costs
  • Enquire about other types of flower arrangements with a good card. Roses come in many colours and all have deep significant meanings and although many go for the traditional red roses there are many others to choose from. Check out the article on Valentine’s day roses as this will give you more ideas and tips which ones you should purchase.
  • Purchase a single rose as it gives the same effect and a single red rose still carries gravitas.
  • The supermarkets are currently stocking up on cheap roses for Valentine’s day, offering competitive prices on roses and courier delivery so order early to avoid disappointment and an expensive delivery payment. Roses must be ordered by at least by 12th February!
  • You can make a £6 budget bunch of roses look like a bouquet Mariah would be proud to receive. Get creative. Purchase luxurious looking wrapping and clasp with red ribbon to form a bow – she’ll be none the wiser.
  • Consider a potted plant as an alternative. Plants can be adorned with ribbons and bows this way she gets to keep and nurture it for some time to come.
  • Buy less than perfect roses – rose suppliers have many not so perfect roses in surplus that they need to get rid of. A typical imperfection includes shorter stems.
  • Share the cost – Some shops will have deals on bigger bouquets than you originally wanted. Go halves with a friend and divide the roses in half – win win situation!
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Red Roses for Valentine’s Day

Red Roses for Valentine’s Day

Red Roses for Valentine’s Day

Given the busy nature of people’s work and social life, it is sometimes easy for people to forget the little important things that made them fall in love. Valentine’s Day reminds us of this and gives us a chance to cherish those moments.

There are many ways by which couples express their affection for one another. Some give gifts of perfume, chocolates or bow wrapped teddy bears. But one gift that has remained eternally special and classic as a statement of love is a bouquet of red roses for Valentines Day.

Roses are undoubtedly one of the most beautiful flowers in the world. Their petals are delicate, soft and sweet smelling, exuding beauty and grace. Roses are available in different colours. There are white roses and pink roses. There are roses that are lightly coloured and miniature roses. However, for Valentines Day nothing says “I love you” more than a red rose. Give your loved one a bouquet of beautiful red roses and they are bound to thrill her immensely.

Many people shy away from presenting roses as gifts because they are worried about the expense. Contrary to what many might believe, it is indeed possible to find affordable roses of sufficient quality. All that is required is that you know where you should look and that you give yourself enough time to plan.

The most important aspect is to ensure you place your orders for valentine roses well before the day. Given the demand for roses on Valentines Day, it is likely that the prices will increase so get them in good time. The same importance you place on finding the right rose should also be used in the way you go about presenting them. Valentines Day is all about romance and so your presentation should be made as romantic as possible.

Valentine roses can sometimes be mixed with other flowers to create an even more expansive and expressive bouquet. Roses and carnations for example are a good idea. Generally flowers can be graded in relation to their colour. For instance red is widely considered to be the colour of passion. White on the other hand signifies peace and serenity. Pink is used to describe admiration whilst brightly colored green leaves represent bounty, harmony and good luck. There are many colours with individual representations found with valentine flowers. You should use these to your advantage.

Don’t just give her a flower, send her a message of undying love with your valentine rose gift. By using these codes as a guide you will be able to get the bouquet combination that best expresses the way you feel. Alternatively, you could simply give her a bouquet made up of all the various shades of roses. She will certainly value the thought.

Finally, for that special touch, if you are taking your loved one out on a date you can surprise her with a red rose at the door. It will leave her breathless and grateful. Above all, it will leave her feeling appreciated and loved. All the emotions that a lady is expected to feel on the 14th of February.

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Valentines Day Roses: Ordering and Delivery

Valentines Day Roses: Ordering and Delivery

Ordering Valentines Day Roses

Ordering Valentines Day Roses

Sometimes it’s better to just make a phone call as it can be easier than having to deal with fiddly online forms. You can also ask questions in regards to customising bouquets and make special requests on the phone that maybe wouldn’t be available to you online. Make sure you get a reference number upon ordering.

Online is great for browsing through images of the flowers available and you can make decisions on arrangements exact colours on additional items based on what you have seen. Sometimes you’ll get a better deal online and the net is available to you all day, every day so there’s no time restriction on placing orders. Ensure that once you have ordered that you receive a confirmation email. Print it out and keep for reference.

Delivery Valentines Day Roses

Some florists offer free week day delivery then charge for weekends only but that may be different for Valentine’s Day. Make sure you read through the delivery schedule as there is always an upsurge in ordering volume during special occasions and this could affect the delivery of your Valentine’s Day roses. Florists have been known to run out of flowers around Valentine’s Day so be sure to order a few weeks in advance – in short if you haven’t ordered yet, now is the time to do so.

Local florists are great if you are looking for a same day delivery service there will be an extra change and there’s usually a time limit as to when florists stop taking orders. It’s a bad idea to order for a same day delivery online. Many sites offer this service but may ask for at least three day prior notice. Be sure to read the small print and keep your eyes peeled for hidden charges.

Ordering Valentine’s Day roses by courier is a great method if you are looking for something quite immediate with specified time the key thing here is to ensure the recipient is around at the time so that she can collect upon delivery. If not it may be left on the reception desk at work or with the neighbour – it may cost you a little more but who cares if it’s for your loved one? If the roses are not time sensitive, post is the best way to this will also save on costs.

Florists usually state that they cannot guarantee a delivery within 2-3 days with postal delivery options so it’s really a better idea to go with the courier next day delivery service as the last thing you want is to pay for flowers that do arrive and just so you know, you can’t get a refund for late or non delivery!

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