The Best Flower Delivery Carlingford- Ideas for a Newborn Flower Arrangement

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One of the most exciting moments in a woman’s life is childbirth. The lives of a man and woman are forever changed with the arrival of a newborn into the world. And what better way to recognise the birth of a baby than to present the happy couple and their newborn with fresh, beautiful flowers?

Flower delivery for a new baby is a brilliant gift idea if a relative or close friend has recently undergone childbirth. The same-day flower delivery idea is the perfect present that you can send out to your future godchild, too! If this is your first time ordering from a Cherrybrook flower delivery florist, here are some important pointers that you need to remember.

 

What are the best selling flowers for mothers and their newborn babies?

It is important to pick the right type of flowers for bouquets, especially when you are planning to give them to a mother who has just delivered her child.  Before you buy a bouquet online, there are certain rules to follow. Here are some of them:

 

 

  • Avoid delicate and aromatic flowers

 

You will be tempted to choose colourful and fragrant flower arrangements. Although attractive, flowers that are delicate and aromatic wilt and die faster than other flower varieties. Your goal is to present flowers that can last longer so that the mother can put them on display at the hospital, and eventually at home.

Carnations are the perfect blooms for new babies and their mothers. They feature beautiful ruffled petals and an aroma that may be irritating to the recipients.

If you want a more unique flower selection, why not pick same-day flower delivery of Gerber daisies? This flower variety comes in a wide range of colours and is cheaper than other flower selections.

 

 

  • Flower arrangement colour schemes

 

The colour scheme when choosing flower arrangements for newborn babies is predictable; pink for baby girls and blue for baby boys. You can spice things up by choosing non-traditional colours that are still related to the gender of the baby. Purple and white are also good flower colours for baby girls, while green and red flowers may also be presented to mothers of newborn boys. You may also opt for non-gender specific flower arrangements if you want to go elegant and colourful with your gift.

 

 

  • Add a little extra 

 

Besides flowers, you may ask the florist near you to add extra gift items to you order. A stuffed toy or other baby toys are ideal extras that you can include in the gift basket. Chocolates and other comfort food items are also excellent additions that mothers will surely appreciate.

 
You can never go wrong with a thoughtful flower arrangement and a gift basket. For enquiries, you may call us on 02 9871 1666 today.

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A Brief Guide on Flower Delivery Parramatta for Men

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It has been customary for men to send flowers to women. But did you know that you can also give men flowers on special occasions. The act of sending men flowers is a romantic gesture that women can give to the special men in their lives.

Surprise your man by ordering flowers delivery in Sydney during special moments and events.

 

 

  • Succulents

 

If you want to send a flower arrangement that will appeal to men, consider succulents. They are not necessarily flowers, but they function the same way if your intention is to transmit well wishes to the recipient. They come in various shapes and sizes and can survive for many months when provided with adequate care and attention.

 

 

  • Anthurium 

 

Anthurium is an excellent flower option for men due to its gender-neutral quality. The bold red shade of the flower in combination with the glossy green leaves is perfect for men with vibrant personality.

 

 

  • Sunflowers

 

A thoughtful form of showing your affection to your husband or partner is by sending him a bouquet of brightly-coloured sunflowers. These are wonderful flowers for decoration as they are low maintenance and last a long time when given proper care and adequate exposure to sunlight.

 

 

  • Orchids

 

Another bold and unique flower variety that you can send the special man in your life is the orchid. You can include them as part of a bouquet or send them as a potted plant. Orchids come in a wide range of colours. Their exquisite beauty makes them the perfect décor to a bachelor’s pad.

 

If you wish to learn more about flower arrangements for men, give us a call today! You can reach us on 02 9871 1666 today.

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How to Choose the Best Wedding Florist in Sydney

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A wedding is not complete without flowers. From the flower arrangements at the altar to the bouquet and the flower centerpieces at the reception tables, flowers play an integral part in making a wedding special and unforgettable.

 

If you are planning your wedding, picking a florist will be one of your main concerns. It may be tempting to simply pick the first affordable wedding florist in Sydney but bear in mind that your wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime occasion. You need to be more discerning when choosing the florist that will assist you in putting up uniquely beautiful flower bouquets and arrangements for your dream wedding.

 

When looking for a Sydney wedding florist, here are some guidelines to follow:

 

•    Ask for their portfolio

When choosing from the long list of the best wedding florists in Sydney, it is important that you truly appreciate their aesthetics and signature style. Finding a florist with an aesthetic that you already love will make it easier to come up with a wedding bouquet and arrangement that will match your tastes as well as the overall theme of your wedding.

 

•    Choose a wedding florist who understands your needs, budget, and vision

It is a difficult task to pick the best wedding florist as Sydney has a long list of talented floral designers. However this being the case, it is best to work with one who understands your vision, preferences, and budget. Choose a florist who can translate your vision into reality with their signature style. Work with a florist who is willing to mix your creative vision for flower arrangements with their existing design style. A florist who listens and adapts well to limitations in terms of budget is also ideal so you don’t end up compromising the quality of the design due to limited funds.

 

•    Book your florist as early as you can

The best wedding florist in Sydney is typically booked by clients a few months before their scheduled wedding date. If you don’t want to end up with an empty and dull venue and reception, it is best to schedule your appointment with a florist 4 to 6 months before the big day.
For affordable wedding flower packages from the most reliable Sydney-based florist, do not hesitate to contact us on 02 9871 1666 today.

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Comparison in the Thief of Joy

In business, hell, in life in general, it is all to easy to start comparing yourself to someone you think is doing it better. In appreciating that someone is doing something well, it is all to easy to start thinking you are somehow failing.

Recently I have read some pieces about what is dubbed “the scarcity mindset or mentality”. In a nutshell it is the belief that there will never be enough for everyone, whether we are talking about money, food, business…. This way of thinking keeps you operating competitively, and being reactive rather than proactive, and sometimes resentful of others success as you believe that it takes opportunity from you.

The opposite of this is the abundance mindset: the ability to look at things optimisticly, be genuinely happy for others successes as the central belief is there is enough for everyone. How can we keep ourselves thinking abundantly in business?

What sparked the idea of this blog was a conversation I heard recently about a business doing some market research on some local competitors. The business that had been unknowingly “researched” was angry, outraged and questioning the other business’ integrity.

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The assumption was that the business who was doing the research was being lazy; trying to see how the other business quoted rather than do the hard yards themselves….Perhaps because they didn’t have the skill level to do it themselves….

Many years ago, I had something similar happen to me. A ‘customer’ came in for a wedding quote. We spent time going through her theme, making suggestions as to what would be in season, what would be beautiful and how we could create the aesthetic that she was after.

Needless to say, this quote never became a booking…although we never really knew why. Some time later I then went on to run the company that had ‘researched’ us. I went through a series of files from the research they had conducted. It was not an attempt to ‘steal’ our quoting formula, or our consultation technique,  it instead looked at all the things we did well, and the things they felt were lacking in our meetings. It did the same for each of the businesses that had been observed. It felt thorough, and impartial.

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Truthfully, I think this is smart business. While many businesses would be up in arms that they had their time wasted on a job that would never come to fruition, perhaps it is those businesses that would most benefit from conducting some research of their own.

You need to know what your competition does well….not so you can emulate it,  but so you can better understand your target customer. You can also take a moment to appreciate the things that you are doing well, and congratulate your team on what they are excelling at. Let’s face it, each business has its own strengths and weaknesses, and someone will choose to book with you based on what you offer to them that appeals. By the same token, they will choose not to book with you should someone’s style, business approach and pricing etc appeal to them more. This is where it is hard not to feel criticised, but really, you cannot please everyone. Find your niche, and do you, well.

They say that ‘Comparison is the thief of joy’. Businesses are as different as a Rose is to a tulip. Comparing the two, and expecting the same from both, is pointless.

I know that we appreciate our customers, and the loyalty they show to our family business. We don’t do everything, we can’t….but we try to do what we do, well.

Thanks for your support as always 😉

Fwf x

Featured Image: Colorado ManREACH

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When Size Matters

Have you watched the “Tiny House” shows? You know the ones, where people are downsizing, or shifting the focus in their lives to the things that make them happy. What this usually entails is reducing the clutter in the home, shrinking the size of your living spaces so there is less time necessary to clean, and with that comes more time to spend refocusing your attentions. More time to spend chasing your passions, spending more time outdoors (coz there isn’t any room to sit down inside anyway 😂😂😂) and more time with family.

Well, this week, something positively tiny popped up in my feed; Tiny Bouquets. The #tinybouquetchallenge has finally made it to Australia. Some suggest that the trend was started in Dublin by florist, Reka Kurtos. Below shows an image on her entry into Fusion Flower magazine’s ‘Just Chrys’ competition.

Source: Reka Kurtos Facebook

These bouquets, as you can see, are not just a couple of stems of flowers tied together, oh no, these bouquets are incredibly intricate and delicate, and finished meticulously whether than be with rustic string, or luxurious ribbons.

To be honest, when you see them with no point of reference to gauge the size you could quite easily be fooled into thinking they are a full sized bouquet.

Source: The Enchanted Florist, Lismore
Source: The Enchanted Florist, Lismore

These bouquets would not be something that your average customer would order….unless of course your average customer is arranging a wedding for Barbie and Ken 😂😂😂

For the industry, it is an interesting trend too. Although these bouquets contain very little, believe it or not, they take just as long (if not longer) to put together. As the work is incredibly delicate, the blooms need to be carefully selected and prepared before the arrangement can be put together. Small sprays may need to be separated from the main stem, or single piece cut and conditioned. Ok, so that is the HOW? taken care of…

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And then we come back to the all important WHY? Why would you want to order one of these impossibly small bouquets? Firstly, let’s face it, the challenge is just a bit of good old fashioned fun….from creating the piece, to taking some creative photography. Let’s face it, they aren’t going to fill a vase and spruce up your house for guests. Well, perhaps you want something teeny tiny for your pint sized Prima ballerina after her dance recital. Perhaps you want to leave a beautiful tribute on the headstone of one of your loved ones. Perhaps you want a miniature version of a bridal bouquet made for a thoughtful anniversary gift. In fact, one clever florist finished her tiny bouquet off with her engagement and wedding rings…in place of a bow. That probably gives you some idea how truly miniature they are!

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These bouquets are not something that you would want to order everyday, but for specific occasions they could be just about perfect. I don’t anticipate that you will see them ready made out the front of our store anytime soon, but like any other arrangements, we are happy to help create something  unique for you. Come in store to chat, or call 02 9871-1666.

Fwf x

Feature Image via The House That Lara Built

 

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