As each holiday rolls around, men and women all across the country scramble to find a way to get cheap flowers delivered. Because of the last minute rush, often buyers are not concerned about the quality or the quantity of the flowers delivered. All that seems to matter is whether or not they will be delivered by the necessary date. However, when in need of having cheap flowers delivered, focus on the quality and the longevity of the flowers rather than simply the price and the delivery charge. A bundle of flowers that costs the buyer around ten dollars with a five dollar delivery charge sounds like a good deal. That is until their beloved receives two withering roses with more thorns and thistles than petals. Choosing the Right Flowers Spending time online looking at arrangement after arrangement, can be quite time consuming. Nonetheless, it is a necessary task in order to choose the right arrangement for your beloved. Online florists offer arrangements coupled with fruit, ribbons, baskets, cookies or candy. Your arrangement should be based on the occasion for the flowers. If you are celebrating a birthday, graduation or birth, choose flowers that are bright in color with lots of ribbons, but if it is a less celebratory occasion, choose flowers that illuminate beauty. Flowers that illuminate beauty, whether the occasion is one of grief or a sincere thank-you, beautiful flowers say a mouthful. After you have found the right arrangement for you, then you can focus on how you are going to get your cheap flowers delivered. Remember, cheap in this sense does not mean a lack of quality, but rather a great price for the perfect bouquet. Questions to Consider Before Ordering The very first questions you should find the answer to when ordering flowers online is "do they have a working relationship with a florist in your area". Or "does the online company ship your flowers via federal express from their own location". If they have a working relationship with florists in the vicinity of the delivery, ask for the names of the florists they use. If the florists they use to fill orders are reputable companies with a history of good work ethic, meaning delivery times and quality flowers, hurry and place your order before the price goes up higher. Conversely, if they will not reveal the name of the companies or if online reviews have complained about these florists delivering wilted flowers, horrible arrangements or habitually late deliveries, move on to the next florist. As an alternative, many online florists complete the orders in house and ship via Federal Express or United Parcel Service using same day or next day services. If the florist you have chosen ships their own flowers, be sure to ask about quality measures used. Quality measures are the efforts the company takes to be sure that when the flowers arrive they are vibrant and full of life. Also ask the florist if they will be sending a real glass vase with the order or if their policy requires they use the polyethylene versions. You don't want to pay for a top quality arrangement and it arrive in kid's meal quality vase.