Florists from coast to coast are busy prepping for their busiest day of the year, though Valentine's Day falling on a Friday isn't the best news.
Red roses take the cake as the most sought after Valentine's flower. A dozen will set you back anywhere from $20 at a grocery store to $50 to $70 at a flower shop, plus delivery fees. The Papillion Flower Patch expects to make about 400 deliveries on Friday.
Yet when Valentine's Day falls just before the weekend, particularly a long holiday weekend (Monday is President’s Day), it can be a turnoff for would-be flower givers.
It's no secret big bouquets are notorious for sending a message of relationship status around the workplace, but when you don't have the whole week to show it off, the appeal of a large arrangement is actually diminished for many. If you're on the fence about what to do for your valentine, it's time to commit. The best advice the Flower Patch offers is to order early. Many places won't take delivery orders after Thursday.
If you're planning to take your valentine out for a night on the town, let's hope you've already made restaurant reservations. In the metro, 801 Chophouse, Fleming's, Le Voltaire, Mahogany, Spencer's and Sullivan's Steakhouse are all booked for Friday night. Gorat's Steakhouse, Le Bouillon and Salt 88 have nothing available after 4:30 p.m. Nosh and Dario's are booked solid until 9 p.m.