Flowers are incredibly versatile. They are the perfect impromptu present, an appropriate gesture to acknowledge a very happy, special or sad occasion, and they can seal the deal when trying to impress a woman. If you have let a woman down or fear you have offended her in some way, flowers may say more than an embarrassed apology. Be prepared to spend, and don’t economise. Never buy bunches from the supermarket or garage. Don’t overlook the importance of the card that accompanies a delivered bouquet – it is an important part of the present.
Make sure the bouquet suits the occasion and the style of the recipient (e.g. classic or contemporary). Avoid white flowers for celebratory bunches (they are often associated with funerals and death). Mixed bouquets can look cheap if they aren’t substantial and well-styled; instead, consider buying a bunch of all one type of bloom or going for just a single colour. Utilise greenery – it can bulk up the bouquet and complement the flowers – and pick seasonal blooms, which will be better value and in better condition.

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