Monday, February 2, 2009

Valentine's Day Flowers

Valentine's Day is coming up soon and the sale of flowers will skyrocket, in spite of the economy. Who wouldn't love getting a bouquet of gorgeous flowers as a gift? Flowers speak of romance and love. But if you're considering a wedding the week of - or even the week after - Valentine's Day, be prepared to pay a lot more for some flowers. The cost of most red, white, and pink flowers will increase. Pink or white roses will be 2 - 2.5 times the cost. And red roses will cost at least 3 times the normal price. Why? Supply and demand. Did you know that peonies are less expensive in December than they are in June - when so many brides want to use them? Growers pass on these increases to their customers (wholesalers and retailers) who pass the increases on to you. Red roses are in such high demand for Valentine's Day that many growers wipe out their supply, making it difficult for many florists to obtain perfect red roses for weeks afterwards. If a Valentine's week wedding is a must, working with colors other than red, white, or pink and eliminating the use of roses will help you to better contain your costs.

1 comment:

Janice Lois said...

These day the demand for flowers especially roses is far greater than supply. I ordered in advance at Teleflora.