Sending flowers to your nearest and dearest shouldn’t be limited to a certain day, however, many believe that Sunday delivery isn’t a possibility! This may be the case when buying from a brick and mortar florist but certainly is not the case if you opt to buy flowers online instead. So if you’re keen to mark a special occasion, or have left gift buying until the last minute, discover how Sunday flower delivery can work for you…
Why send flowers on a Sunday?
Your friend’s or a loved one’s birthday may fall on a Sunday, just as Mothering Sunday does, which means there are plenty of reasons to send flowers on a Sunday. This is when online florists come in handy – provided that you order your blooms before the cut-off date and time, Sunday delivery is a given!
Top tips to remember
Always ensure the blooms you have chosen are eligible for Sunday delivery, as some variants can take longer to deliver or may be out of stock. Another good point to keep in mind is timing, as even using same-day delivery requires you to order before a certain cut off time.
Don’t forget to add a note
In all the excitement of realizing you can actually send flowers out for Sunday delivery, you may forget to say who the blooms are from. Most online florists will give you the option to add a note when placing your order. This may be a simple ‘thinking of you and can’t wait to see you! signed (your name)’, ‘Happy Mother’s Day from your beloved son’ or any number of other messages. Either way, the recipient will be delighted to receive a bunch of bold and beautiful flowers on a day when they will likely have presumed no deliveries were taking place.
Give the courier delivery instructions
If the recipient lives in a building that is hard to find or you wish to send the flowers to your loved one’s place of work, it’s wise to give the courier a few instructions, such as FAO ‘Mrs (recipient’s name and department)’ or directions to the recipient address. There is little point in taking advantage of Sunday delivery if the courier is unable to find the recipient’s address or if the blooms are left at the wrong reception of the office.
Think about the location
If you’re planning on sending flowers further afield, it’s wise to consider the location. Sending bouquets overseas is possible, however, you will likely need to order in advance. You will also need to check whether the florist delivers to the area you wish to send the blooms too as if they don’t, you and the recipient could be left disappointed.
Choose appropriate flowers
Not everyone enjoys bold, bright blooms and some prefer more minimalist flowers. With this in mind, think carefully about the recipient’s tastes before placing your order. If you’re unsure of their tastes, opt for a bouquet that is classic in style and offers a muted colour palette. This way it won’t offend them or look out of place with their home decor.
Ensure the recipient will be in to receive the delivery
If the recipient is extremely busy and is seldom in, either give them a hint that they should expect delivery on a Sunday or alternatively, choose the likes of letterbox flowers, which can be delivered directly through the individual’s door without them having to answer the door. These blooms are small enough to fit through a letterbox and come with instructions on how to arrange and care for the flowers in question.
Choose a plant
If you’re looking for a gift that promises to last a little longer than that of fresh-cut flowers, choose a plant instead. Plants are a great gift to give, and when cared for correctly are a gift that keeps on giving. Certain plants can be ordered online and are available for the same and next day flower delivery, as well as for Sunday delivery when ordered before the stated cut off time. Simply check when purchasing to see what delivery options are available.
You don’t always have to send a gift of beautiful blooms to a loved one or a family member. You could always treat yourself! You may have had a particularly good week at work, or alternatively, you might simply want to add an injection of colour to your home on a dreary Sunday. Sending blooms to yourself is a great thing to do and an action that is guaranteed to put a smile on your face and the faces of those that live with you. On another note, this could be the only time you are actually in to receive a delivery – this is especially the case for those who work Monday through Friday and then plan a hectic social life on top!