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How to order flowers for Valentines Day on the Northern Rivers February 03 2016 1 Comment

 FLOWERS FOR VALENTINES DAY - ALL YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED! 

Valentine's Day is a day to celebrate love – new, old, romantic, platonic and everything in between. One of the most common ways to express your feelings is by giving flowers. However, not all flower arrangements are created equally and not all types of flowers are appropriate.

So what should be a joyous, romantic and fun-filled holiday often turns into an angst-filled, hand-wringing and nerve-racking experience for both men and women.

Grabbing a bouquet at the corner flower stand will always work in a pinch, but to really captivate someone special in your life, head to your local florist and put some thought into it.

A Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose

Before you order a dozen roses and call it a day, reconsider. Although roses are standard for Valentine's Day, is "standard" the sentiment you really want to convey?

Perhaps you could consider an assortment of flowers and include SOME roses, this being a cheaper alternative and in some cases, may increase the longevity of the flowers.

Think before you order

With a few mouse-clicks, you can easily search for arrangements online by price, type of flower and delivery options. No fuss, no muss. But where is your order going? Do you have a REAL FLORIST?

In this day and age, there are no guarantees that the florist you are ordering from is a legitimate flower shop, but instead an ordering service situated in an office somewhere in the world.

Note that companies like Roses Only, 1300-flowers, Petals, Ready Flowers and Easy flowers  are NOT florists and DO NOT CARRY FLOWERS. These organisations are order-takers that take your payment and — after pocketing a sizable portion — pass on the remainder of your money to a REAL FLORIST to have an arrangement delivered.

How to make sure your dealing with a REAL FLORIST?

  • Is the phone number a local number?
  • Is the business address local?
  • Do they have in store photos?
  • Do they have a Facebook page?
  • If you phone, ask where they are located

Calling or visiting a florist in person will ensure a more personalised experience.... we would love to meet you!

Alternatively......Ordering via Flowers in Paradise Wesbite is a no fuss time saver, you can choose from our wide selection of flower designs & gifts. Make sure you include as much information as you possibly can to help our delivery guy get them there first go.

The team at Flowers In Paradise Ballina deliver to: Ballina, Byron Bay, Lismore & surrounding area - places like Bungawalbin, Booyong & Billinudgle....... for a small fee of course!!

PERSONALIZE IT

 Take a few minutes and think about your situation.........."Is this a hot romance or have you just started dating? Is it for a single friend or a parent? How old is the person?" all of these things determine the style, size & type of flowers to buy.

To create even more "wow" factor personalize your flowers by adding something sentimental or ask the team at your local Ballina Florist, Flowers In Paradise, about our first-class range of gourmet chocolates, fun selection of Balloons and adorable range of soft toys and teddy bears.

If you order early enough you can customize the gift further by choosing a theme such as, Where did you go on your honeymoon? Does she/he have a favourite flower or colour? Is there a favourite vase if so bring it in we’re happy to use it!

Now that you’ve personalized your gift, don’t neglect the card message. You don't have to be a professional greeting card writer to create a sentiment that touches your partner's heart.

If you’re feeling too embarrassed or intimidated by sharing "sweet nothings" with your florist, don’t be, we’ve been doing this for many years, we’ve seen & heard it all! We’re happy for you to bring your own hand written card with you.

If the entire process is too overwhelming and you're still not sure what to do you can always “leave it to us!”

 Based on your situation, you might want to consider the following:

Age Range

Recommendation

20 and under

Gerbera daisies
Sunflowers
Carnations

20 – 30

Cubed glass containers
Low-round clustered flowers
Monochromatic design (different types of flowers in the same shade)                                         Different textured foliages

40 – 50

Roses
Garden variety mixture

60 and above

Blooming plants
Basket arrangement

 

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!!!


Our Passion for Gift lines August 05 2015

I think my brain is fried!!!.........................I have just spent 4 days traipsing around the Gift Fair in Melbourne, as you can see from the picture above its pretty full on, & that's only a very small portion of it! However we found lots of new and exciting things, so keep your eye on our window in the coming weeks. 

I have placed an order for some of the 2016 range of Charlie Bears so if your a collector,

                                                WATCH THIS SPACE for updates!!

Buying something for someone who has it all can be really difficult, Nan’s Birthday, Great Aunt Ruby's 80th, someone’s new baby, a little something to say thank you...........You want to give something that will last, something that will make a statement in a home for years, something that makes someone think of you every time they wear it or see it, a scent which will forever remind you of that one person.............have a look at our gift range I'm sure you will find something!!

 

Charlie Bears, Baby Boo soft toys, Anna Collins Jewelry, silk scarves, handbags, pot pouri, hand creams, soaps, silk flowers, keepsakes and so much more. A delightful experience to wonder through everyone's favorite shop!! 

 

 

 


Welcome to Winter June 11 2015

 

Winter is here, which means we welcome a new range of flowers..HOORAY!

 

Some flowers you will see if come on in store are;

Stock, Tulips, Jonquils, Erlicheer, Hyacinths, Poppies, Iris, Freesias, Dis buds as well as the all year round flowers such as Roses, lilies, Gerberas, carnations, Chrysanthemum and much much more!

Not only have we welcomed new flowers, but its now the best time to buy flowers as the colder weather means they will last longer!

 

 

Wedding season has slowed down and we have a few months of down time now to play around and experiment with new flowers and designs, keeping up to date with modern trends. 

 

Come in and see us and make the most of the cooler weather!

 

Tara, Flowers in Paradise

 

 

 


Sister-in-laws Visit April 07 2015

Today I have my sister-in-law visiting from Melbourne, she's causing mayhem in the store! Annoying customers & chatting for hours on end!! Oh what to do!!

We spent the day yesterday at busy Bangalow perusing the shops & lunching at the lovely Italian restaurant on the corner. It was great to sit and enjoy the passing traffic, with beautiful food & great service. 

Tomorrow morning I will be dragging her out of bed early as we're off to the Gold Coast to pick up flowers. Most of our flowers come from Melboune these days, all except for our roses which come from Columbia. Why roses from Columbia you might ask? Well mainly because they are enormous & they last forever!

This is an arrangement we did for a lady a week or two ago in these magnificent roses.

What do you think is it worth having them sent all that way??

Lets see if we last the week with out tearing each others hair out!!


Welcome to our new website! October 30 2014

Our new website is here!

 

Welcome to our fresh new site which has been built to suit your needs. You can browse our collection of beautiful arrangements and bouquets, add a special gift and pay securely using either PayPal or your credit card.

 

Remember to create yourself an account to make your flower ordering process easier, and so that we can add you to our rewards program where you earn points for every dollar spent!

 

Our creative team of florists have 55 years experience in the Florist industry and pride ourselves in providing modern, quality flowers and great customer service.

 

Flowers In Paradise guarantees same-day delivery to the following areas and all in between:

Ballina, Lennox Head, Lismore, Byron Bay, Alstonville, Newrybar, Teven, Tintenbar, Bangalow, Brunswick Heads.

 

We would love to hear what you think of our new website, you can call us on 02) 6686 3017.

 

With love,

Treudie & the team.