It’s Valentine’s Day and florists across the country are gearing up for one of their busiest days out of the year.
And if you’re one of the many headed out to get your sweetie a bouquet of flowers, there are a few tips and tricks to getting the most for your money.
“I couldn’t think of anything else that I’d rather be doing.
This is Nic Faitos’ 23rd Valentine’s Day as owner of Starbright Floral Design in New York City.
“Flowers are definitely the tradition for Valentine’s Day.”
But Faitos says you also need to think through your purchase. “If you want the most bang for your buck you really shouldn’t order a dozen roses.”
Prices for roses are marked up on Valentines Day when demand is high.
“A lot of times people place value on a long-stem rose as opposed to shorter-stem rose,” says Faitos. “It’s the greatest wive’s tale in the world… it really is.
“A rose that is three feet tall doesn’t make it any better if it’s not gonna last.”
Faitos suggests ordering flowers that are in season like lilies or crysanthrmums.
But don’t forget what your loved one likes.
You should also think about price point before you enter the store.
And when dropping that kind of cash, Faitos suggests checking with a local florist instead of ordering from national websites.
“You can’t expect me to take a picture of this and then for 20,000 florists across the country be able to replicate it.”
That can turn even the best intentions into a dud of a day.
Faitos last tip: Flowers spark emotions
“He doesn’t realize I’m taking all of these with me. You don’t realize I’ve never taken a rose back from a lady.”
(Jamie Yuccas, CBS News)