Guarantee Valentine’s Day success with the right flowers

Men everywhere take note – floral gift specialist Direct2Florist has revealed the secrets of success when it comes to sending flowers this Valentine’s Day.

This romantic time of the year is, for many men, the only time in the year when they’ll buy flowers. Therefore, to give blokes a helping hand, the flower delivery specialist has devised a failsafe ten-point plan to ensure that seduction is guaranteed.

Direct2Florist’s MD, Simon Stirling, says: “Valentine’s Day is, for many guys, the one time of the year when they’ll send the special person in their life some flowers. As a result, they won’t necessarily know what gift will really have the desired effect.

“That’s why, based on the years of experience Direct2Florist has helping out at Valentine’s Day, we’ve developed this plan, which will hopefully help men avoid the common mistakes, whilst providing some handy advice about what we should be looking for and the questions we should be asking.”

Direct2Florist’s ten ways to ensure success with Valentine’s Day flowers:

Find out what your romantic other really wants – Most men will automatically turn to red roses, but is that what the special lady in your life really wants? Find out beforehand which flowers she really loves – ask subtle questions to keep up the Valentine’s Day surprise – and you’ll be onto a winner! Tulips are growing in popularity at Valentine’s Day, as are white and pink roses.

Leave it to the flower experts – If you really don’t have a clue, leave it to the people in the know. By ordering your gift through you’ll be able to find out what each of our professional florists recommend.

There’s no need to break the bank – Bigger isn’t always better! Single red roses beautifully presented make a big statement without the big price tag. Alternatively, if you’re on a budget but still want to make a statement with a big showy bouquet, choose alternative flowers or colours, as these will be cheaper. And remember, Direct2Florist is the only major floral gift specialist where 100% of the flower value goes to the florist as we don’t think it’s right to take a large slice of your cash for no reason.

Order early – Come Valentine’s Day (14th February) high global demand means flowers are in short supply, with prices rising and stocks always selling out. Therefore, don’t leave it to the last minute – you’ll only end up with a nasty bunch of wilting leftovers from your local garage.

Consider where to deliver the flowers – Consider where you will have the flowers delivered. Sending to an office will make your special one feel extra special, but that feeling may soon wear off if they have a commute home on a packed tube or train! Direct2Florist flowers are hand delivered by skilled professional drivers, giving you the flexibility to choose where the flowers will go to and, if arranged in advance, when.

Make a weekend of it – For a real treat, why not extend Valentine’s Day into the weekend? Deliver flowers to her workplace – this year Valentine’s Day is a Thursday – and follow it up with special treats or more flowers on the Friday and into the weekend. It’ll make her the envy of her workmates and we guarantee she’ll love you for it.

Think about the card message – The personal words you write for the message card is just as important as the flowers, so think about what you want to say. And remember, by ordering online you won’t have to face the embarrassment of sharing your message face-to-face with the florist, meaning you can be as risqué as you like!

Don’t stop at flowers – How about adding a cutesy cuddly toy, sexy box of chocolates or over the top balloon to your order? Our customers tell us the extra touches never fail to seduce.

Plants are an option – Often cheaper than cut flowers, plants are lasting gifts that will survive long after Valentine’s Day has gone. Try rose plants or pink orchids, both female favourites.

Follow it up – If your Valentine’s Day flowers work, why wait another year to do it all over again?

Direct2Florist has a network of thousands of florists around the world, accessible by logging on to . Further information regarding Direct2Florist’s services, including details of how to order for Valentine’s Day can also be found on the website.