Posted: 13/10/2015 at 14:43
I recently sent cut flowers to a location a couple of hundred miles away. I have never liked using Interflora ( v. expensive). So I googled the post code on maps and found the nearest florist, rang them, (they even knew my friend's christian name!) and ordered their cheapest bouquet () when it arrived, it was so huge that it filled 3 vases.
I answer to the original question, I think the advice about starting small makes sense.