Valentines Day Designs
Valentines Day Designs
One of the busiest days in the ﬂoral industry is just around the corner. Your customers will be ordering dozens upon dozens of red and white roses within the next few weeks for their sweethearts. Of course, you will have to be prepared for the last minute shoppers in need of a beautiful bouquet to surprise their special someone, and this is not always an easy task. Being prepared with an ample amount of ﬂowers and supplies is essential. However, not every Valentineʼs day shopper is looking for traditional red roses. Be sure to have a variety of arrangements and bouquets for them to choose from!
When you make your ﬂower list for this year’s Valentines Day designs, you may want to consider ordering some new, different ﬂowers to add fun color and texture to your arrangements. How about orange and hot pink gerbera daisies? You can arrange these in a 6” glass cube with a few pink roses, orange tiger lilies and some dogwood branches wrapped around the inside of the vase. An arrangement like this one will be a hit with your younger V-Day shoppers who are looking for something unique and colorful. Also think about adding some green to your Valentineʼs Day bouquets for a fresh look, with mini hydrangea, cymbidium orchids, and bells of Ireland. Even a few stems of green button mums will look perfect with white lilies, hot pink tulips, and red roses.
Here are a few more unique ﬂower combinations to consider for this Valentineʼs Day designs: Red: Bright red garden roses, red and white anemones, white lisianthus, red parrot tulips, and pink wax ﬂower. Pink: Pink and fuchsia peonies, red garden roses, peach spray roses, peach stock, and hot pink ranunculus, with some heather, astilbe and seeded eucalyptus. Purple: Purple mini calla lilies and dahlias, lavender tulips, burgundy freesia and alstroemeria. Remember, adding roses or orchids to any of these recipes, will create an even more romantic arrangement or bouquet. Remember to have different styles of arrangements available to your customers too. Instead of a typical round or one sided vase arrangement, try creating a vase with the grouping method. You can easily do this with a stem of white hydrangea at the base, a small group of pink dahlias or daisy mums to the side of the hydrangea, pink or red roses grouped together in the middle, and white larkspur at the top. Add a few pieces of any purple ﬁller and greenery throughout for ﬁnishing touches. Or, create a round vase arrangement using the same concept, with different colors of roses in their own small groups. You can also design an oriental style arrangement with pink or red ginger ﬂowers and anthuriums for a “tropical” Valentineʼs Day. Lastly, offer your customers another unique arrangement using a ﬂoral martini glass. Use white hydrangea to ﬁll the glass. Then, add some hot pink tulips on one side and red roses on the other. Place a long stem of white phalaenonopsis orchids in the center, handing over the glass. Your customerʼs sweethearts will never forget a design like this!
For your customers with a smaller budget, be sure to have plenty of less expensive options. Instead of a single red rose bud vase, think about using ﬂowers like purple alstroemeria and white daisy mums. Or, pink and purple tulips with a little bit of white wax ﬂower. Consider creating a heart using a few pieces of bear grass, and tuck it into a 4” glass cube of all pink or red carnations, and a detailed ribbon tied around it. A bear grass heart is a great, inexpensive way to give your arrangements a cute, extra detail. You can also add one of these to a wrapped bouquet of lavender stock, pink carnations, white spider mums, and purple statice for customers not looking for roses.
However, you will undoubtedly have customers who will be in need of roses on V-Day, so here are a few tips to add some detail to their bouquets. In place of clear glassware, use pink, red, and purple vases. Try adding several different types of greenery to your arrangements for additional texture. Add decorative elements like pearl pins inside of the roses, heart picks, butterﬂies, and even red or pink feathers! Instead of a bow tied around a vase, make a few different colored, ribbon streamers or loops, attach them to ﬂoral picks, and place them throughout the bouquet.
To place your Valentineʼs Day ﬂoral and supply orders, call Metropolitan Wholesale today! 201-794-4747
We specialize in orders of cut flowers and wholesale plants for Valentine’s Day, fundraisers, school and church sales, weddings and special events.