Floral arrangements date back at least to the ancient Egyptians. Creating pleasing floral arrangements in a variety of containers and making bouquets from cut flowers, greenery, herbs and ornamental grasses is practiced in many cultures.
While there are distinct differences in approach from one part of the world to another, flowers are often used in religious and social rituals. Arranged flowers from a florist are almost always part of the decor at special events and meetings. Boardroom tables, entryways, and reception areas look bare, unfinished, and unwelcoming without flower arrangements. Places of worship and community centers feature floral arrangements, usually crafted by skilled community volunteers. A parade would not be one without its flower-decked floats.
What Types of Floral Arrangements Does Sam's Club Sell?
Sam's Club has a wide variety of floral arrangements for every imaginable occasion, as well as the supplies needed to create your own. Whether you're celebrating a birth, engagement, or graduation, looking for a seasonal centerpiece, or marking the passage of a loved one, Sam's Club's professionally designed flower arrangements are suitable for all occasions.
From bridal bouquets to funeral wreaths, corsages and boutonnieres, all of our floral arrangements are designed and assembled by trained professionals. They include a mixture of flowers, complementary greenery and fillers.
What You Should Know About Floral Arrangements
Professionally designed floral arrangements play with line, form, space, texture, and color. They follow the design principles of balance, proportion, rhythm, contrast, harmony and unity.
Traditionally, local floral arrangements rely on readily available flower varieties and reflect the cultures that created them.
The Japanese style of floral design, Ikebana, is known for its simplicity and spareness. Its compositions represent the alignment of three elements: heaven, humankind and earth.
In contrast, English Garden style captures a mood of abundance with the use of seasonal flowers and greenery. Designs feature low mounds reminiscent of posies of small, short-stemmed flowers like violets. Taller vase arrangements tend to be spherical. Common English country garden flowers like roses, gardenias, camellias, delphiniums, peonies and hydrangeas are often used. The blooms are somewhat crowded together. Greenery and baby's breath are used as accents.
Modern or European style floral arrangements have clean, contemporary lines that feature negative space and asymmetry, very much the opposite of English Garden style. Experimental combinations of both color and texture draw on exotic elements, whether through the use of unusual grasses or tropical flowers like Bird of Paradise, orchids, anthurium, and protea combined with more familiar blooms like roses, daisies and lilies.
Contemporary or Dutch Style floral designs are contemporary and linear. They incorporate more greenery than most other flower arrangements and also make use of stones, bark and moss.
Choosing a Floral Arrangement for a Special Occasion
The potential combinations of flowers, greenery, grasses and other elements are endless. So are the occasions when floral arrangements are appropriate.
Think about the larkspur, white Asiatic lilies, blue hydrangeas, and pom cushions with green salal and silver-painted Ruscus (also known as Butcher's Bloom) of Sam's Club's Happy Hanukkah Floral Bouquet. With a different card, the same bouquet would make a beautiful birthday or shower bouquet for anyone who loves blue flowers in equal measure.
A bouquet of Queen Anne's Lace, Ilse spray roses, Red Scabiosa, red roses, pink roses, Purple Scabiosa and Mondial roses, all in their fullest bloom, makes a very different statement, but one that will be no less appreciated or visually stunning. These fresh flowers make a beautiful home decor accent or table centerpiece.
We also have a selection of wedding floral arrangements that are both affordable and anxiety-relieving. Guaranteed to arrive fresh as if they came from your local florist, you can source all your floral wedding needs by choosing our flower arrangements to serve as centerpieces. We also supply flower petals for the flower girls, bridesmaids' bouquets and groomsmen's boutonnieres and of course, stunning brides' bouquets. You'll easily be able to find the perfect colors and styles to match your wedding theme.
And then there are the ordinary or less-than-good days when sending a bouquet of flowers to a loved one is a simple way to brighten the day. Many of our floral arrangements include vases. You can add a special message for the recipient when you schedule delivery while ordering. Bouquets that include rainbow tulips, sunflowers, Oriental lilies, lavender stock, mini carnations and daisy poms, roses, and greenery are popular choices.
Flower Arrangement Tips for DIY-ers
Think about the shapes you want to create and the colors you want to feature, as well as how you plan to use the floral arrangements you create. A floral arrangement for an entryway will have a very different design from a centerpiece.
Choose your primary flowers and consider what you want to use as secondary flowers, or whether you want to use your primary flower in a different color. Consider the greenery and filler options, as well as the vase you want to use. Containers like baskets and small wooden boxes add both texture and color to the design. You can also incorporate accent pieces like ribbons, twine, mini foil balloons or ornamental grasses or twigs.
Sam's Club offers a full array of flower arrangement supplies for dedicated DIY-ers looking to create unique and beautiful bouquets. Foam boards, vases, floral tape, water tubes and flower maintenance sprays are the tools of the trade used by professional floral arrangers. With inspiration and dedication, you'll be able to create exactly the floral arrangement you want.
Creating a Christmas floral arrangement can become part of your holiday decorating tradition. From the wreath for your door to the centerpiece for your dining table, bold reds, greens and whites that incorporate fresh cedar, pine, or spruce branches, poms, mini carnations and Limonium with some plaid ribbon sets the scene for friends and family.
Shipping and delivery is included in the price of most of Sam's Club's floral arrangements. If you haven't ordered a bouquet or floral arranging supplies from us before, take a look at our large selection and treat yourself or a loved one to a seasonal flower arrangement soon.