Whats New for Valentines this Year?
We've got all your Valentines questions answered right here... Is it all about Red Roses or is there another romantic bloom that's fresh and popular? ...When do I need to order my Valentines Flowers? Why are Roses so expensive?... Do you deliver on Valentines Day itself?
Behind the Scenes News from Best Blooms Florist Auckland. 4 February 2016.
It's the week before the big day for us - we are prepping all the wrapping and voxes, unwrapping delicious chocolates, making gift boxes with cute teddies, and cleaning the cooler ready for our delivery of Valentines Day Flowers.
Does it always have to be Red Roses for Valentines?
The answer is no! Although Red roses are eternally popular and yes we do sell more of these than any of our other options - we have lots of other romantic gift ideas that are sure to please.
How do we know this?
We did a survey on our Facebook page and the girls overwhelmingly chose a hot romantic mixed bouquet of flowers over the traditional dozen red roses option.
We call this our Passion Bouquet and it is just stunning!
When should I order my Valentines Flowers?
As you can imagine we highly recommend ordering your valentines delivery as soon as possible! With a very busy website and a popular retail florist shop, we get inundated with orders for the 14th. We are planning our couriers schedules and organising extra drivers to ensure we meet the delivery deadlines. The sooner we have your order, the sooner we can schedule your delivery!
We get to capacity and stop taking orders - usually around 2pm on the 13th.
Please don't leave it too late - we don't want you to miss out!
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A very thorny question indeed!
Did you know that we buy all our flowers through a live auction system. This is literally all the florists in Auckland and the surrounding cities and towns bidding against each other to get the perfect blooms to satisfy their customers.
As you can imagine at days of peak demand such as the 14th February, the prices go through the roof as we are all competing to ensure we have enough quality fresh N.Z. grown red roses to meet our orders for delivery.
We also have a huge overtime bill - our florists work often through the night to meet the delivery deadlines. Yes truly - 24 hours! (It's not easy to hire a casual florist to fill the gaps!)
Extra Drivers - we also hire extra drivers to ensure we can meet the scheduled deliveries. Our floral courier companies also hire extra drivers and extra space to store and sort the flower deliveries they get from all the Auckland florists - they do pass these costs onto us.
Sadly these all do push the price up - We make an extra effort on all these areas to ensure we have beautiful fresh luxury blooms, our talented florists treat every order with love and attention to detail, our presentation is just knock out (this year our roses are in a luxury black and burgundy wrap with a keepsake silver diamante heart), and we work hard to get our deliveries out as soon as we can.
Do you deliver on Valentines Day itself?
This year Valentines day falls on Sunday the 14th February. This gives you a number of fun options to choose from.
We are open and delivering all weekend so you could book your delivery for the Saturday so she gets it early and you reap the "benefits" all weekend long :) Order your Valentines Delivery here >>
We say "WOW her at WORK on Friday!" Flower deliveries to a work address definitely gain the most brownie points!! She can show off her beautiful blooms and will be blushing with excitement and surprise - what a great way to kick off your romantic weekend!
Yes - we are of course delivering on Valentines day itself although do be aware that deliveries could be made very late due to the huge volume of orders that the Professional floral couriers have on board (from all the Auckland florists).
We have hired a large contingent of our own drivers and are aiming to get as many of our deliveries out with these personal Best Blooms couriers but unfortunately we are unable to guarantee any time deliveries. (ie a 10am delivery or between 10 -12 noon.)
We don't want to over promise and under-deliver!
You want to send something that feels special but certainly not something bought from the supermarket, dairy or The Warehouse. I recommend a stunning single red rose in a black box. A little bit mysterious - a lot romantic! These are really lovely quality boxes and inside you will find a gorgeous gift-wrapped 60cm long stem rose and foliage. Bonus - Order this and get a FREE solid Chocolate heart!
So we say give in - spoil her just a little and enjoy the fun of Valentines.
She will love you for it!