One thing I'm learning in this Floral Design Class is that florists make a huge portion of their income around certain key 'holidays' - one being Valentines Day. I'm not a huge fan of this commercially driven pseudo-holiday so I'm going to let you in on a few of the tips, tricks and secrets we learned today and hopefully you can save a few pennies next week while still surprising your significant other with flowers :)
#2 - florists stick a few decorations that they get in bulk for cheap and suddenly the arrangement is a few dollars more! Again, just buy an ordinary arrangement and decorate it yourself. The styrafoam heart spikes (front) were 5/$1 at the dollarstore, the red chenille heart (back) was even cheaper, made from a single piece of red pipecleaner I had around the house, bent into a heart shape!