The best part about giving flowers is picking out just the right arrangement for your special loved one. Of course not everyone enjoys the same types of flowers; that’s why there are so many varieties! Here’s a few helpful points to consider when choosing an extra personal touch to your floral gifts.
Think about Your Recipient
When adding special items into your floral arrangement, its important to keep your specific recipient in mind, and not fall into the trap of giving something that you personally might like better than them. If your loved one is younger, especially a child, consider adding glitter or extra ribbons to your gift. Also, keep with trendy blooms like lilies and vibrant roses rather than something like baby’s breath or gladiolas, which have a more traditional vibe.
Flowers are well received by most everyone, but if your recipient has bad allergies, consider giving flowers that do not have a strong fragrance, such as sunflowers or daisies. Perhaps only give them a small bunch of flowers and add on a box of chocolates on the side.
If you know the recipient well enough, think about their home decor. You can ask to match the color of their walls and furniture with a complimenting vase, or contrasting flowers to make the arrangement pop. If your loved one has a rustic theme to their home, consider a bouquet of sunflowers with a burlap wrapping.
Consider the Occasion
Different flowers are received better than others at certain occasions. Specifically for sympathy, consider your loved one’s mood. Some people prefer muted pastel colors for a somber event, while others enjoy bright colorful blooms to brighten their mood. A handwritten card attached with your bouquet is a great way to show that you care and took the time to write out a message personally.
Birthdays are a different story, and they’re so fun to personalize. Balloons are a great way to customize your order and add some extra pizzazz. Additionally, chocolates and candies are a terrific substitute if you can’t see them for the cake.
Baby showers are also a popular time to give the gift of flowers. Naturally, it is traditional to give pink or blue flowers, but its nice to consider additional gifts for the baby and mother as well. Matlack Florist provides different options of baby themed vases, such as blocks or carriages, which can be used for decoration in the baby’s room as well. A fun complement to flowers is to add on a small toy or stuffed animal into the bouquet for the baby. Consider the colors used in the future nursery for your vases, or add in the baby’s birth month flower to the bouquet.
Personal Bridal Bouquets
A wedding is an exciting time to express personal style, and the bridal bouquet is no exception. At Matlack Florist, we’ve added on rosaries, small lockets, jewelry, and many other trinkets onto handtied bouquets. A bride can come in for a consultation and provide small items that have a special meaning to herself and her family. This way, holding onto a special personalized bouquet on wedding day can mean even more to the bride.
Your loved one will be so impressed that you took the time to personalize their floral bouquet. At Matlack Florist, we pride ourselves in giving each recipient exactly what they’re looking for, and helping you be a part of the process in choosing just the right gift.
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