The Essential Guide to Welcoming a Loved One at the Airport by the floral experts at Kittelberger Florist, Webster and Rochester’s premier flower shop.
Turn what some people see as a chore into an opportunity to show your loved one how much you care by greeting them at the airport with fresh-cut flowers. If it’s been a while since you’ve seen a family member, your best friend, or your sweetheart, then picking them up from the airport is an excellent chance to surprise and delight them by being thoughtful and loving. And, there is no better way to show how you feel than with a gorgeous bouquet of flowers. For tips on how to select the perfect types of flowers for the right message and getting the flowers to the airport still looking fresh, keep reading.
What Types of Flowers Should You Take to Greet Someone at the Airport?
When selecting bouquets, it’s best to go on the small-to-medium size as larger bouquets may get damaged or jostled in a crowd and could make carrying luggage and other items your loved has more difficult. If you want to go big, take just a single bloom from the bouquet to present to your special person at the airport while the remainder of the bouquet awaits her arrival at home.
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