Picking a Mother's Day bouquet for Mom's exacting style and financial standards is no easy feat.
The average U.S. consumer will spend $184 on Mother's Day, up 7.5 percent from last year, consulting firm Brand Keys projects. But there's a lot of variation. Men will spend close to $215 for their wives and mothers, while women will spend $153.
If you're not careful, the bulk of that budget could be blown on flowers. Taxes and fees included, a quality bouquet could easily cost upwards of $100.
(See the above video for some of the best tricks to cut the cost of a florist bouquet.)
A fast way to save is to call a local florist (or at least, local to Mom, if she doesn't live nearby) instead of ordering online, said Paul Goodman, president of Floral Finance Business Services, a consulting firm in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Delivery and service charges might be half as expensive as those online, at $7 or $8 per order.