Sending Flowers as a Wedding Gift
Sending flowers as a wedding gift to the bride and groom can be great idea. Flowers can be delivered to the church ceremony, to the wedding reception or banquet.
Flowers by the Bride and Groom
Flowers on behalf of the bride and groom may be presented to guests at a wedding. Flowers may be used for wedding favours (bomboniere) and given to all guests as a wedding keepsake. Flowers presented in an arrangement or bouquet may be given out to members of the bridal in appreciation of there help and input into the wedding day. Flowers may also be given out people who performed a special function or helped in organising the wedding day. Also, many grooms choose to give flowers to the mother of the bride as a thank-you gift for their part in the wedding.
Flowers by Absentee Guests
Flowers can be sent to the bride and groom from invited guests not able to attend the wedding. The flowers are a token of appreciation for being invited to the wedding and as a reminder to the couple that the absent guests have remembered the couple on their wedding day.
Flowers sent by Family and Friends from Around the World
Many friends and family of the bride and groom from around the world send flowers as well as formal wedding gift. Guests unable to attend a wedding due to travel distance, family or work obligations may send flowers to the wedding reception in their place.
Flowers from the Bridal Party
Members of the bridal party together or individually may present the bride and groom with flowers. This is to thank the bridal couple for choosing them to be in the bridal party.
Selecting flowers as a wedding gift
Almost any arrangement of flowers is suitable as a wedding gift, with the exception of funeral flowers. A bright arrangement of birthday flowers with balloons is suitable as a wedding is a celebration. Congratulation Flowers are also quite suitable. Roses are considered a romantic flower and would be quite suitable. The roses don't have to be red, they can be pink, yellow or mixed colours. White roses would suit a white wedding.
If unsure which flowers to buy, select an arrangement that is bright and colourful - remember that a wedding is a celebration.
Tips for Sending Flowers to Newly Weds
Sending flowers to the wedding ceremony or reception is acceptable in most traditional weddings.
Contact a florist several weeks before the wedding to arrange the delivery of the flowers. Give the florist shop a follow up call several days before the wedding to ensure the flowers can be delivered. If, for some unforeseen reason, the florists cannot deliver the flowers, you have time to contact another florist to deliver the flowers.
Buying flowers over the internet makes it easy to send flowers anywhere in the world. Online florists such as Florist Works can arrange flowers to be delivered to Australia, New Zealand, England and the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia, the United States and to over 70 countries around the world.
For Sunday weddings, check with your florist that flowers can be delivered on Sunday. Some florists are closed or do not deliver on Sunday.
When sending flowers to another country, try to find a local florist who can deliver flowers to the church/ceremony or reception venue.
When buying flowers over the internet, confirm by phone or email with the florist that delivery is available on the wedding day. Keep in mind that most weddings are held on Saturday and Sunday. Some florists may be closed.
Flowers can be delivered to the church or reception at any time before the wedding, on the day. Most churches and reception venues are happy to accept delivery of flowers in the morning or early afternoon and hold the flowers until the start of the ceremony or reception. If in doubt, contact the church or venue and and advise them that flowers will be delivered.
Some married couples may leave for their honeymoon soon after their wedding. Sending flowers to their honeymoon destination or hotel may be a better option than flowers delivered to the reception. Flowers sent to a hotel will add colour and a beautiful fragrance to the room.
And finally, a tip for the groom. Now that you are married, it is no excuse to stop being romantic. Send flowers to your newly wedded wife at the reception venue, on your honeymoon, on Valentines Day, special anniversaries or as a surprise.
Local and International Flower Deliveries
Flowers can be sent to almost any country. To find a local florist visit Florist Search.