We stock many different varieties, each with its own unique expectancies and specifications. When you should purchase you flowers to be open is entirely dependent on what kind of variety you are wishing to purchase. For tight closed varieties such as lilies, Alstromeria it is best to pick them up a week before to ensure they are fully open. Varieties such as gladioli, tulips, iris’, delphinium, freesias or Lisianthus we recommend purchasing them 4-5 days before your event. Other pre-open varieties like carnations, gerberas, chrysanthemums, roses or orchids, we suggest waiting until 1-3 days before your event as they require little or no time to open up. If there is a variety not listed here please email or phone us and we can give you the information you require.