The Etiquette for Sending Flowers: Do’s and Don’ts
More often than not the best way to wish someone on a happy occasion or probably make someone feel better on a sad occasion is by gifting them a good bouquet of flowers. But let us not forget that it is often a tricky job and we can be mistaken easily. Listed below are a few dos and don’ts about the etiquette for sending flowers on a given occasion.
- Sending flowers to mark a romantic event
As the poem goes, ‘My love is like a red, red rose….’, so does the truth! Red roses are the most classic and the most common ways of expressing your love for your partner. Hence, romantic events like anniversaries and Valentine’s Day are often celebrated with red roses and tons of them. It is undoubtedly a beautiful gesture but your partner will appreciate it more if you gift them the flowers of their choice, i.e., their favourites.
Moreover, if your partner is an introvert or a publicly shy person then it is better to send them a bouquet of their favourite flowers at their residence. A note of love and gratitude to complement the flowers works best!
- Sending flowers to happy occasions-
Whether it be your friend’s birthday, Father’s Day, inaugural ceremony or maybe Christmas, sending a bunch of flowers never goes out of style! But make sure that the flowers you send are occasion relevant. For example – Sending red roses to a friend on their birthday might not be a good idea since you are not romantically involved with them.
You can also consider sending the person’s favourite flowers or the most suitable flowers for any occasion. Your florist can definitely help you find a perfect pick. This will also make you appear thoughtful as well as you will be able to customise it to suit your taste.
- Sending ‘Get Well Soon’ flowers-
Flowers instantly brighten up a room and make a person feel a hundred times better. Hence, sending ‘Get Well Soon’ flowers are extremely important. You can consider sending some good smelling, subtle and not extremely fancy bouquets to a closed one who is ill. You should ensure beforehand if the hospital allows flowers. If not then you should wait for your loved one to return to their home and then send them the bouquet.
- Sending funeral flowers-
The trickiest occasion to send flowers to is indeed a funeral. Flowers there are usually sent to display sympathy and remember a lost one. First and foremost, you should ensure what the plans for service are because some people wish to have donations made in lieu of flowers and it is best to respect the wishes of the lost soul. Hence, be careful and thoughtful in your gesture.
Moreover, many religions do not display flowers at their memorial services and so make sure you are following the customs and traditions. Additionally, white is often the traditional colour and flowers like lilies make for the apt choices to be sent to a funeral.
- Sending flowers to mark a corporate promotion-
The best way to appreciate a colleague’s hard work and to congratulate them on their promotion is to send them a bouquet of flowers. But such office gestures can go haywire and land you in trouble. This is because flowers can be viewed as a sign of favouritism or harassment and hence your intentions can be perceived in wrong light. So you need to be very cautious while selecting and sending a bouquet of flowers to a co-worker.
These were some of the dos and don’ts of sending flowers. When you follow these rules, you are bound to receive a lot of smiles and some blessings too.
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