Where To Order Online Flowers for Valentine’s Day
Posted on February 4, 2010 by Bo
Let me give you two words of advice:
1. Don’t get married.
2. If you ignored #1, don’t get your wife roses for Valentine’s Day.
Now, please let me explain. Both of my points here are a joke (kinda…mostly). However, there is a reason behind #2. If you buy flowers for your spouse or girlfriend one year for Valentine’s Day, then she will expect them the following year (or something of greater emotional value or importance). Even if you both “mutually agree” beforehand that flowers aren’t necessary, she will expect them.
So, I’ll assume that since you’re reading this article then you’ve ignored my advice. I know what you must be going through at this point; you’re worried that you’re a horrible husband/boyfriend and you’re scrambling to find the best place to order flowers.
Rest easy, because I’ve done the legwork for you. After nearly 5 years of marriage I’ve tried a variety of different flower shops and florists and I will now rank the top 3. Each flower shop is judged on the quality of the flowers and of course the general level of excitement of my wife.
In order of rank:
The first few times I ordered flowers, they came from ProFlowers.com. Then one day I found a better deal on 1-800-FLOWERS so I ordered from there instead. My wife proclaimed, hands down, that the quality of flowers were much better than ProFlowers.com, as well as having arrived in nicer packaging and had a longer life.
My wife actually puts FTD.com on the same quality level as 1-800-FLOWERS. The reason that it’s listed as number 2 is because my wife claimed that the edges on a few of the flowers were slightly wilted, but nothing unsightly. The package that I purchased included chocolates, but she didn’t even know until I told her that there should’ve been chocolates included. Because of the way the flowers were packaged, she thought that the box of chocolates was simply an ice pack and had put it in the garbage. So, if you place an order that includes chocolates, you may want to make mention of it in the personal note.
It’s unfortunate that ProFlowers falls into last place, because many times I’ve found better prices on their site (I’ll let you determine how that reflects the quality of the product).
The first order I purchased from ProFlowers, my wife called and was thankful but said that all the flowers were wilted and looked to be half dead. I immediately called the site’s 800 number and filed a complaint. My wife received fresh flowers the next day at no extra charge. So, if the flowers aren’t up to snuff, just give them a call and they’ll get a new set out to your loving spouse asap.
The important thing to remember is, money won’t buy happiness; but money will buy roses which will make your wife or girlfriend happy. So, instead of buying yourself a copy of Left 4 Dead this month, think of the sweet woman in your life (your wife!) and order her some flowers!