Flowers of all shapes, sizes, colours and varieties are beautiful and each type has its own charm. And yet, people continue to crave exotic flowers and unusual varieties, especially when it comes to buying flowers for special occasions. It is, after all, human nature to covet and desire things that are rare and extraordinary. Exotic and unusual flowers are loved for their rare forms, extraordinary shapes, delicate patterns and stunning colours. Exotic flowers can be terribly expensive, and hence, are best reserved for special moments. Whether you’re planning a bridal bouquet of one-of-a-kind blooms or looking for a bouquet to propose to your sweetheart with, exotic flowers can help you make an unforgettable impression.
Begin with doing some research. Flowers aren’t simply pretty accessories: they are a means of expression. Flowers have meanings attached to them, and flowers that might be suitable for one occasion might be a complete disaster for another. Since exotic flowers aren’t very common, it helps to know the background of your preferred variety before making a purchase.
Exotic flowers will give you a riot of colours and patterns to choose from. One of the biggest attractions of buying unusual flowers it that there are some truly stunning colour combinations to choose between. Go wild and have some fun and make the most of all the options available. Step away from traditional colours and popular patterns because the entire point of going the exotic route is to get flowers that are remarkable and surprising.
But do pick a colour scheme or palette to work with. Even as you step away from tradition with exotic flowers, pick a colour scheme so that the overall arrangement or bouquet ties in well together. You can go for pastels or you could pick a colour family or choose between warm or cool colours. You can even mix these up, but having a theme in mind helps give more structure to your vision and if you are working with a florist, they will appreciate the clarity you bring to the table.
Exotic flowers have a typically short lifespan. If you want to gift them to someone and are planning to have them delivered over a long distance, you will want to look for a variety that will not only reach fresh but will also last a few days after being delivered. The same is true for any exotic flowers that you might be importing for your own use. After all, what is the point of spending so much money on something only to have it reach in a wilted and sorry state?
Make a personalized statement. When it comes to flower arrangements and bouquets, there is no such thing as the choice or the right choice. Some arrangements might look better than others, but when it comes to flowers, the age-old adage of beauty being in the eye of the beholder applies. Instead of trying to stick to some well-known arrangement styles or replicating a celebrity’s bouquet, have fun and do what you want to do.
Don’t go overboard. It’s easy to get carried away when you’re faced with so many dazzling options and each is more alluring than the next, but when it comes to arranging a bouquet, less is more. Instead of adding a ton of different exotic flowers together, stick to 2-3 varieties and let quality speak for itself. An overcrowded bunch is just going to look confusing and ugly.