The first time I ordered flowers (the occasion was my mom’s birthday), it felt like such a grown-up thing to do. It was also an expensive thing to do. I only splurged because I was living in another state at the time.
This year I was able to deliver my mom’s birthday flowers in person, but even saving on the delivery fee, I still felt like I’d overpaid for what was a lovely but nonetheless small arrangement of tulips.
If you’ve had a similar experience, or have never tried to send flowers because it seems too expensive, these insider tips can make flower buying more accessible. I talked to the owner of a local florist shop (who wished to remain anonymous) for a behind-the-scenes look at what makes flowers expensive and how you can cut the price without sacrificing quality.