Is it cheaper to buy flowers from a florist?

Posted by Michelle Hughes on

Is it cheaper to buy flowers from a florist?  The short answer is no.  Grocery stores and big box retailers purchase their flowers in bulk.  Their buying power allows them to drive the price down.  Flowers are often a loss leader for grocery stores.  That means that they take a loss on flowers to drive you into the store by advertising cheap prices.

A florist is typically more expensive, and the reason is that they are a professional and your flower arrangement will be carefully created by them.  Many grocery store bouquets are little more than six or so of the same flower in cellophane.  When you purchase a cheap bunch of flowers at the grocery store don't expect it to last long.

Florists spend years honing their craft and know the right flowers to use and when.  They can also customize arrangements and bouquets with the flowers of your choice and use color combinations that match your event or holiday.  When it comes to grocery store flowers it's more of a "get what you get" scenario.

Any specialized service is often more expensive than a general one.  This holds true for floristry, also called the art of flower design.

Bloomstall Flower Boutique's owner and lead floral designer Michelle has over five years of flower design experience.  She creates exclusive flower art designs you won't see anywhere else.  Bloomstall delivers flowers to the Columbia, Tennessee area and Michelle is available for floral design for weddings and events for all of middle Tennessee including Nashville, Franklin, Spring Hill, and Thompson's Station.

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