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"She's worth every penny of whatever I decide to spend and I try to make it special for her every year," says David Porter.
We caught David Porter coming out of a jewelry store, but he also plans to buy her roses for Valentine's Day. The phone is ringing off the hook at Village of Flowers in Hillsboro Village. Floral designers say flowers are more affordable if you pick them up yourself. That's because delivery runs $15-$20 at most florists. Another way to cut costs: Go for a wrap instead of a traditional vase. A wrap that you pick up yourself can save you 50%. A mixture fo flowers with or without roses sprinkled in will cut your costs up to $50. Consider giving him or her the flowers Monday, a day ahead of time, because many florists don't institute their Valentine's rates until the actual day. Some florists charge more for long stemmed roses, so ask for the standard length to save. Don't forget about your grocery store or warehouse retailer where you can find roses for 25-50% less.
Friday, February 10 2012, 06:42 PM CST
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