On almost any occasion, flowers make for a thoughtful and welcome gift. Whether it’s an anniversary, a graduation, a new job, the birth or unfortunate death of a loved one, flowers have a special way of saying exactly what you want to say, no matter what the message should be.
When it comes to sending flowers, however, it’s important to remember that not all bouquets are created equal. There are tips you should know before you decide which flowers to send and how you want to send them. Read on to find out everything you need to know to always make the perfect impression with your floral expression.
Place Your Order in Advance
If you’re ordering a large or elaborate floral arrangement, it’s always best to give lots of notice to your chosen florist. They may need time to put it together and get all of the necessary blooms in stock.
The last thing you want is for your carefully chosen flowers to arrive after they’re supposed to. In the same vein, it’s also important that if you’re ordering an arrangement at a time that’s especially busy—such as mother’s day flowers—you make sure to order these well in advance, too.
Know the Meanings of Different Flowers
Flowers are always a joy to receive, but when the type of flower matches the occasion for which it was intended, the sentiment is made that little bit more special. For example, red roses are known to symbolize love and passion, which is why they’re a favorite for Valentine’s. Meanwhile, if you’re trying to convey sympathy or sorrow, lilies or carnations may be a more appropriate choice.
Flowers are a welcome gift in almost all cultures, but the last thing you’d want to do is offend anyone with your choice. Make sure to research if the flower you’re planning to send has any special meanings—good or bad—in relation to the occasion you’re sending them for.
Always Keep the Recipient in Mind
Just as you wouldn’t want a flower to be an inappropriate choice for a particular occasion, you also wouldn’t want it to be all wrong for the particular person you’re sending them to either. Flowers are a wonderful gift because, when chosen well, they can be extremely personal and sentimental.
Make sure you’re aware of whether the person who’ll be getting the bouquet has any favorite flowers—or any they can’t stand, for that matter. It’s also important to know whether they have any allergies. The last thing you want is for a beautiful arrangement to turn into a nasty allergic reaction.
Sending Flowers Is Simple
At the end of the day, a floral bouquet should always be a great choice to send to someone at a special moment in their life. Just remember when sending flowers to always follow the tips above, and your arrangements will never go wrong.
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