Don’t fall for rainbow bouquets
Many flowers advertised for special occasions are mixed color bouquets, which can look cliché. Instead, opt for a pastel bouquet and add two to three darker flowers, such as black baccarat roses. “Mixing very deep colors, like burgundies, with light colors creates a striking, contemporary look,” says Laura Alanis, owner of Sada’s Flowers and BloomNation florist. If there are only colorful bouquets left at the store, separate and color block the flowers for a more modern look. And try these pro tips to make flowers last longer.
Present flowers in teacups
Gift flowers in a pretty teacup (brownie points if the china is also floral!) for a Pinterest-worthy present. Placing a small sponge at the bottom of the teacup to hold the stems in place, arrange a variety of flowers—like small roses—or a large, dramatic bloom—like an orchid—in the cup. It’s a floral gift that’s anybody’s cup of tea.