Valentine's Day is a day to express and celebrate love. Although the day is generally associated with romantic love, friendships and love between parents and children can also be celebrated on this day. One of the most popular gifts to give and receive on Valentine's Day is flower arrangements. You can give your loved one a personal gift by following a few tips for creating flower arrangements that they can place on their table and enjoy for several days.
Flower arrangements can range in price from under $20 to well over $100. Before you visit or call a florist, decide on a price point that you want to spend on your Valentine's Day table flower arrangement. Keep in mind that local, independently owned flower shops are usually much less expensive than online flower suppliers. If your Valentine lives within your local shop's delivery area, you'll get more bang for your buck if you buy locally.
Choose flowers based on your loved one's preference. If you don't know what kind of flowers she likes, choose flowers based on her personality. Select roses, carnations and daisies for a woman with classic, traditional tastes. Exotic flowers like irises, and Peruvian and Stargazer lilies are perfect choices for a woman who likes out-of-the-ordinary things.
Tradition says that certain flower colors correspond with certain sentiments. If your loved one is someone with whom you are not romantically involved, take this into consideration. Red is the color of passion and romantic love. White flowers symbolize purity and reverence. Pink represents a love between friends or parent and child.
Flower arrangements are usually placed in vases. For a Valentine's Day table flower arrangement, use colors inspired by the day. Vases in shades of red and pink will accent the flowers. If money is no object, buy a high-end lead crystal vase in which to put the flower arrangement.
A Valentine's Day flower arrangement does not need to end with the flowers. Accessories such as heart-shaped plastic picks or red and pink ribbons can be placed within the arrangement to make it more festive. If you are going to propose on Valentine's Day, make your own flower arrangement and secure the engagement ring to the flowers with a silky red ribbon.