The Ultimate Guide to Flower Bouquets

Flower bouquets brighten up every room and make each day a bit brighter. They bring a smile to any woman's face and show that you care. Believe it or not, the perfect flower bouquet is more powerful than you might think!  

Flowers have a language on their own and can express those sentiments that even the greatest of poets can fail to capture with their words. From the happiest days of our lives to our very lowest moments, they are at our side to mark every milestone. If you have ever thought that those beautiful blossoms were “just flowers,” you may not have noticed what a powerful role they play at every step of our journeys. In fact, they give you a proven mental boost that makes you feel just a bit better every day that you see them on the table.

From birthdays to weddings to funerals and every day in between, let’s look at everything you need to know to pick out the perfect flower bouquets.

How to Pick Out the Perfect Flowers for Your Bouquets

With so many beautiful options online, how do you choose the perfect floral bouquet? While picking out the best for a flower bouquet is very much a matter of opinion, there are a few general guidelines that will make it easier.

Opt for Seasonal Flowers

When it comes to buying floral bouquets online in Singapore, it is particularly important to opt for seasonal flowers. Living in such a small country, most of our fresh blooms are imported from all around the world. We import from China, Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, South Africa, the United States, and beyond.

Since they travel a long distance, it is essential to make sure they are at peak freshness before they begin their journey. Fortunately, because we are in a prime position to have blooms delivered from both the Northern and Southern hemispheres, there are a wide variety of fresh flower bouquets in Singapore. 

That said, not all flourish all year round, even if you can import blossoms from around the planet. That's why it is best to avoid those that are out of season when you order bouquets online.

Here is a quick look at what you expect to be in bloom by the season:

  • Spring: Poppies, daisies, peonies, lilacs, ranunculus, and hydrangea.
  • Summer: Lilies, dahlias, magnolias, sunflowers, irises, and phloxes.
  • Autumn: Mums, celosias, marigolds, asters, coneflowers, and blue delphiniums.
  • Winter: Primroses, violets, tulips, daffodils, camellias, and poinsettias.

Note that many of these grow in both the northern and southern hemispheres, so while we may be far from a particular season in Singapore, international florists around the world may have the blooms you’re looking for.

Here’s a quick refresher on the seasons by hemisphere:

Spring: Beginning from September and running to November, the southern side of the world has its spring while the northern hemisphere has spring from March to May.

Summer: December, January and February are the summer months in the southern hemisphere while June through August is the hottest time of the year in the northern half of the world.

Autumn: While the northern hemisphere experiences autumn from September to November, the southern hemisphere has its autumn from March to June.

Winter: In the northern hemisphere, winter is defined as December, January, and February whereas the southern winter runs through June, July, and August.

Which Flowers Bloom All Year?

Although most have growing seasons, some are beautiful all year round. A few that bloom all year or most of the year include alstroemerias, anthuriums, asters, bouvardias, carnations, chrysanthemums, gerbera daisies, and lilies.

How to Choose the Perfect Flower Bouquet for Someone

Looking to choose the perfect bouquet for someone? For the perfect thoughtful and meaningful gift, you’ll want to take your time deciding on just the right bouquet. Here are some tips to help you select the right bouquet:

  • What is the occasion?

What is the reason for buying them? Is it for a birthday, anniversary, or just because? Each of these different occasions could call for different types of flowers or colours. People often opt for deep dramatic colours for a romantic occasion, while colourful ones are a great option for a celebration. If you are looking for sympathy bouquets, white is always a good choice.

  • Who are they for?

What are his or her personality, taste, and preferences? Do they have a favourite colour or flower? Is the person more traditional or trendy in their style? While most people love all kinds of blooms, it is worth thinking about the recipient’s personal style.

  • What message do you want to send?

Different blooms can express different emotions and messages. A bouquet of red roses, for example, is a timeless expression of love. Gladioli, lilies, and other white flower bouquets are common sympathy gifts while colourful bouquets are versatile gifts for any occasion. 

Once you have an idea of the occasion, it's time to choose your blooms. You can browse our wide range of hand bouquets or jump over to special occasion categories like congratulations or sympathy flowers.

Not sure which flower bouquets are right for the occasion? Get advice from a florist! Here is Sing See Soon, we are always there to chat and can help you choose the perfect bouquet for that special person. After nearly 150 years of experience in Singapore, our team are experts in choosing just the right blooms for any occasion.  

Helpful hint: When you are ordering flower bouquets to be delivered in Singapore, it is standard to include a small note or gift. A one-line note is plenty and the message can be entirely uncomplicated. Lost for ideas? You can always use an interesting quote, or chat with our floral experts to get advice. 

Flower Bouquet Subscription

Here are Sing See Soon, our floral subscriptions are some of our biggest sellers. In this day and age, who couldn't use a little pick-me-up? Whether it is weekly delivery or a scheduled delivery throughout the year (a popular pick amongst the lovely, thoughtful boyfriends and husbands across Singapore!)

How Do Subscriptions Work?

With our floral subscription, you will get a gorgeous ultra-fresh flower bouquet delivered to your door each and every week. You can choose between a range of different floral subscriptions with delivery throughout Singapore.

Pretty Picks Floral Subscription

This lovely option will have a locally sourced flower bouquets from local Singapore greenhouses and select florists around Asia delivered to your door. Get subscribed to our floral subscription in Singapore today!

Floral Flair Weekly Delivery

Upgrade to our bouquet hand-selected seasonal blooms and foliage directly imported from Europe, Africa, and Australasia for a head-turning display.

Premium Floral Deliver Elegant Selection

Adore flower bouquets and want the best of the best? Treat yourself to our VIP floral delivery. With our Elegant Selection floral bouquet subscription service you will have a designer selection of unique foliage and flowers directly from the top greenhouses around the globe.

Save Money

We often hear from people who are looking to get a cheap flower bouquet and we can certainly understand that! They can be expensive in Singapore. Since the majority of blooms in Singapore are imported, we need to pay those transportation costs. The price of delivery, especially across borders, isn’t cheap. Those delicate blossoms can’t be stacked to the ceiling and they’re extremely sensitive to light and temperature. That is why it is so rare to find discounts in Singapore.

While you might not find the low-cost flower bouquets in Singapore that you might see in other countries around the world, you can still find reasonably priced ones here!

One good way to save money is to buy seasonal or long-lasting blossoms. Carnations are a great example of an affordable yet beautiful and remarkably diverse bloom. Thanks to the rainbow of colours available, you can find the right blossom for any floral bouquet. Other low-priced options include alstroemeria and mums, both of which also come in a great selection of colours.

Insider tip: Looking for affordable flower bouquet delivery in Singapore? Make friends with a florist! Local florists love loyal customers and they treat them well. If you want to get the best deals on everything from floral delivery to wedding flowers, sign up for a loyalty programme. With the SSSmile Rewards programme, you can save with each and every order that you place. Sign up today for our free discount membership and you will save money on each and every order.

What Are the Longest Lasting Flower Bouquets?

When choosing a flower bouquet, people often consider just the colour and variety first. Of course, the top priority is to find something that is perfect for the occasion, but it is also worth taking into account how long they last.

Some of the longest-lasting blooms are also some of the most inexpensive ones so it is a real win-win. Want to be strategic and get a floral bouquet that will last longer than any other pick? Here is a list to consider adding to your fllower bouquet.

  • Chrysanthemums: Also known as mums, chrysanthemums can last up to one month in the right conditions. With a beautiful selection of mums in red, orange, yellow, white, lavender, and purple, these add a pop of colour along with a rich texture.
  • Carnation: Another ultra-versatile, affordable option that lasts for ages, carnations are perfect for any bouquet. You’ll usually get at least two weeks with fresh carnations and often more if you care for them well.
  • Alstroemeria: Love exotic flower bouquets? Look at these bright buds! Alstroemerias are hearty buds that often last two weeks.
  • Freesias: With a pleasant fragrance and a vase life of around ten days, these long-lasting bouquet additions are an ideal pick. Want them to last as long as possible? Opt for yellow and white blooms.
  • Lilies: Typically lasting more than one week in a vase, these elegant blooms are a lovely choice. 
  • Hydrangeas: Did you know that word hydrangea actually comes from the Greek words for water and vessel? When you’re taking care of hydrangea, you will understand exactly how these water-hungry species got their name. The great thing about their water-dependent nature though is that they are known for drying. While you can keep them fresh in water for a week or so, you can also put them in a vase with only a small amount of water and then let them dry out. They are stunning as dried flowers -- just be careful not to move them too much though as they’re very delicate!
  • Hypericum: You’ll often see these pretty little berries added to bouquets to make them lush. While others wilt, these tough ones will last up to two weeks or more.
  • Eryngium: Also known as sea holly, these spiky unique blooms add drama to any boutique and have a life span of more than ten days.
  • Clematis: For a splash of colour, these long-lasting blooms will last for up to two weeks.
  • Sunflowers: Is there anything more summery and sunny than a huge sunflower? These beautiful buds will add sunshine to your life for more than a week.
  • Leucadendrons: While they are not actually a flower, these dramatic red leaves are a popular pick for long-lasting bouquets because they will stay looking fresh for as long as three weeks.

How to Make Them Last Longer

Whether you choose a bouquet of red roses or opt for an exotic boutique with a rainbow of colours, learning the basics of making a bouquet last long will make a major difference in its lifespan. While there are a lot of myths out there, the key is to focus on the tried-and-true bouquet care tips. 

  • Trim foliage from below the water line: When you are getting ready to put them into a vase, be careful to make sure that there are no blossoms or leaves below the water line. If you get the foliage wet, bacteria will start to grow. This clogs up the stems and stops them from absorbing water. This bacterial growth will also cause your water to get murky much faster. Keep everything fresh by having only the stems under water.

  • Use a clean vase: It is essential to wash the vase well. If it is a vase that you regularly use, make sure that there is no residue on the vase. For vases that are looking a bit gunky, use a blend of baking soda and white vinegar or any other product you like to get it sparkling clean. Keep in mind that your flowers will be drinking from the vase so aim to have it as clean as any other drinking glass.

  • Cut the stems: It is important to use a very sharp knife or scissors to trim each stem right before putting it in the vase. Always cut the stems at a slight angle to help them get as much water as possible.

  • Use flower food: While there are countless DIY tricks to make plants last longer, the best option is still good old-fashioned flower food from the florist. This has the exact pH balance along with potent antimicrobial ingredients.

  • Keep them cool: When you buy your floral bouquet, it has been stored at an exact temperature with a precise humidity level. Though those exact conditions are impractical to maintain at home, you can optimise the environment to make your flower bouquet last longer. To boost its lifespan, keep them away from sources of heat and cold. Make sure they are out of direct sunlight and in the coolest place possible.

  • Keep the water fresh: Change the water every other day to keep them fresh. Rinse the vase well and put the stems under running water to give them a quick shower. As you are cleaning the stems, trim them again at an angle.

  • Update the bouquet: Some will last longer than others. As you are changing the water, it is important to throw away any wilted ones. These strategic edits will keep your flower bouquet fresh and evolving. As the floral arrangement gets smaller, you’ll want to have a smaller vase on hand to transition into.

How Much Do Flower Bouquets Cost in Singapore?

Here at Sing See Song, we have flower bouquets at every price point. As you browse our collection of unique floral bouquets, you will find options to fit any price range. From affordable bouquets of gerberas, lavender, and eucalyptus to unforgettable 99 rose bouquets and baby breaths, we have everything you need for every occasion of the year.

Buy Flower Bouquets Online & Delivery in Singapore

Ready to order a flower bouquet? Browse all of our options delivered in Singapore, or explore our Instagram for more inspiration.

Not sure which one is right for you? Chat with us online or give us a call at +65 6904 3029 today for expert advice on choosing the perfect flower bouquet.

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