Mother's Day is this Sunday. And if you're already ordered your mom beautiful flowers, congratulations, you're right on track. If not? That's OK, too. There's still time to get it right. And no, you don't have to order the first cheesy "Happy Mother's Day!" arrangement you see.
We spoke with Kiana Underwood, Owner of and florist, for her tips on working with a florist to get a stunning and special arrangement, even at the last minute.
Get a Recommendation: Want to make sure the arrangement is your style but don't know the area your mom lives in? "Ask your favorite local florist to recommend someone in that part of the country," says Underwood. " Chances are they'll suggest someone who has a similar style to theirs."
Be Specific About What You Want: When you reach out to a florist, start by asking for your mother's favorite flower. If they can't get it in time, try lilacs. "A great choice, as they are stunning and fragrant," says Underwood, who also suggests ranunculus, tulips (preferrably parrot), and poppies, for beautiful flowers that will be available in May.
...And Specific About What You DON'T Want: "Ask the florist to eliminate baby's breath and tight grocery store-style roses at all cost!" says Underwood. If you do want to go the roses route, ask for halfway-opened spray roses ("very pretty, and they last a long time,") or splurge on garden roses. "I have never met a woman who doesn't love them," says Underwood.
Ask For A Photo: Not only will it keep them accountable to stick to what you spoke about, you'll also know exactly what's coming mom's way. (FYI florists across the country do this with every order...and there's still time to find one in your area to get the perfect gift by Sunday.