Expert Advice on Picking the Perfect Flowers for Greeting Someone at the Airport by the floral experts at Nanz and Kraft Florists, Louisville’s premier floral shop.
Before you rush to the airport to pick up someone you’ve been missing a whole lot, take the time to get some fresh-cut flowers from your local florist so you can surprise them with a gorgeous bouquet of flowers. This thoughtful and loving gesture will go a long way in boosting your loved one’s spirits, reduce their stress, and make them feel like the most special person in the airport. It’s such a simple gesture, really, but one that has a really big impact. Don’t just pick up any flowers, though, their are certain types and flower colors that carry different meanings. To make sure you select the most appropriate bouquet, whether it’s for a friend, parent, sibling, or sweetheart, keep reading for expert advice on choosing the right flowers.
Red roses are the ultimate declaration of love and passion and are perfect for giving to your partner at the airport… if done on a small scale. A large, showy bouquet of red roses might suggest to passersby (and your SO) that a marriage proposal may be imminent. If this is the case – go for it! If not, though, choose a mix of florals, instead.
If you know the recipient’s favorite flower, then a bouquet of just those will be an extra thoughtful gesture.
If the flowers are for a family member, friend, or romantic partner, keep in mind certain colors and flowers express different meanings. You don’t want to send mixed messages to someone who is just a friend by giving them a bouquet of flowers symbolizing deep love, passion, and desire. Choose wisely using the below guide:
Flower Meaning by Type
Symbolize joy and friendship, longing for the familiar, and are the traditional symbol of coming home. Yellow roses would be perfect for your mom, family members, or a good friend.
Represent a mother’s undying love, gratitude, and love.
Symbolize a long-lasting commitment and bond between 2 people.
Symbolize enchantment and love at first sight.
Represent sweetness, admiration, joy, and gratitude.
Generally symbolize beauty, purity, and innocence. (White Gerbera daisies are perfect for giving to little girls).
Symbolize affection, friendship, and remembrance.
Flower Meaning by Color
If you don’t know a daisy from a dahlia, visit your local florist and they will be able to create the perfect bouquet for you. Also, as a general rule of thumb, follow the below flower color symbolism guide:
Love, passion, romance
Happiness, gentleness, femininity
Joy, happiness, friendship
Friendship, caring, gratitude
Grace, elegance, youth
Surprising Someone with an Allergy?
If your recipient has allergies, or if you’re going to be in a large crowd, select those blooms which are hypoallergenic. Good choices of flowers for people with allergies include:
Important Details for Presenting Flowers to Someone at the Airport
For questions about traveling with flowers or help in selecting the perfect bouquet for a loved one or special occasion visit Nanz and Kraft Florists or peruse our online selection of fresh quality flowers now.