With the ever growing options provided by the internet these days, ever wonder why you should choose a small, brick and mortar flower shop like Nosegay? We've laid out some of the advantages of shopping small and shopping local.
Our real life customer service staff are experts in all things plants and flowers. They know what's in season and looking extra beautiful, they know what's trending and hot this season, and they know the perfect arrangement to send to fit your budget and your occasion. No automated responses or stock arrangements here! We customize your order based on our conversations with you! Want a photo sent to you before we send out the arrangement to ensure it's exactly what you had in mind? Just ask!
Can we get 100% of our flowers locally, year round? Of course not, especially if we want to be able to provide our customers with the variety of options we are known for. However, as much as possible we merchandise locally grown stems from Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania. Not only is it less expensive for you and us, we just think supporting other local businesses is the right thing to do!
Are nationwide flower chains cheaper? Sometimes. Do you know how the math adds up when you choose one of these well-known brands? They wire out their orders to local florist shops to fulfill and deliver that order while taking up to 30% of the price of the order for themselves. That's 30% of flowers you are no longer getting in your arrangement! While their photos online may be beautiful, is that really what it looks like when it gets delivered to your loved one? Likely not. And have you ever tried to make a substitution with one of these chains because your dear Aunt Edith just can't stand lilies? Good luck with that.
What about those hip and boho chic companies you're seeing all over Facebook and the internet? Well, if you prefer to choose your flowers from just 3-4 predefined designs with no ability for tailoring the flowers to meet your needs and the taste of your recipient maybe this is a fine option. But don't forget, they'll need to know a thing or two about arranging flowers themselves because once they get them out of that cool burlap wrap, they'll need to be artistically placed in a vase for long term storage and who wants to go through the trouble of that! That's what we pay florists for, right?
At Nosegay Flowers, there are no middlemen to pay before sending out your flowers. Your flowers (unless you choose otherwise) will arrive, beautifully and artistically arranged in a vase (gasp). And don't worry, we can customize ANY arrangement in any way you'd like, just ask for a Custom Design!