Mother's Day is almost here! Time to make last minute preparations and design decisions. Have you found yourself creating the same designs year after year? Or always using that same basket or vase? Mix it up this Mother's Day and give your customers a design even the most finicky mother would be proud of!
Carnations and roses are the flowers most commonly found in Mother's Day arrangements. Why not change that up by creating arrangements with orchids, succulents, and anemones? Succulents, especially, make great additions to bouquets because the lucky moms receiving them will have an easy to care for plant to hold on to! Even just adding these flowers in with the more traditional flowers can give designs a fresh new look.
Sometimes all an arrangement needs to give it a modern feel is an updated container! Metallics and mercury glass are very popular right now. You could also create arrangements in containers that the mom will be able to use later on. Ceramic mixing bowls, decorative pitchers, or a fun candy dish are all great ideas. To add a new twist to your basket arrangements, use wire baskets instead of the usual wicker ones. Offering hand-tied bouquets is also a great idea that will allow you to reach customers that may be looking for a more minimalist design.
The extras can make a huge difference when it comes to an arrangement. Try matching your flowers to a brightly colored ribbon in a plaid. Wrap some lace around a vase for added dimension or shape brightly colored wires in accent colors to place with the flowers. The extras are fun elements that can be used to represent the mother's personality.