Getting the Balance Right
Just throwing flowers at a person doesn’t guarantee they’ll appreciate it. Well, throwing probably isn’t the right word. It’s like this: your gift isn’t qualitative just because you gave it. Some gifts represent a chore people don’t want, others don’t resonate with them at all.
When it comes to flowers, for the most part, they’re a safe bet. However, there are still things to keep in mind, following we’ll explore several. Namely: especially as regards birthdays, there are definite questions you should ask to assure you get the right flowers for the right person. Here are three very relevant questions of this variety.
- What is Their Favorite Color?
First, you want to assure that a birthday bouquet is amenable to the preferences of the birthday guest. That means the color of birthday flowers needs to be the hues they prefer. Flowers come in all colors and shades, essentially, so you’ve got a lot of options to choose from. Even “neon” shades are available in tropical bouquets. Learn their favorite color.
- Are There any Flowers to Which They’re Allergic?
Allergies are unfortunate and common. Now, in the modern world, there is a school of thought that seems to say proper exposure over time can ultimately ease or eliminate an allergy. However, a birthday is not the time or place to test that hypothesis. You don’t want the birthday guest sneezing and uncomfortable throughout the event; that’s no fun for anyone.
The good news is, it’s fairly innocuous to ask questions about allergies. Most people have them, most people know about them, and most are only too happy to inform you of what they struggle with so you can avoid incidentally activating an allergic reaction.
- What is Their Favorite Type of Flower?
This is perhaps the most pertinent question. Sometimes the preference of flower type is more powerful than the preference for one color or another. For example, some people love the color red, but when it comes to roses, they want to have those that naturally grow in the lightest white hues.
There are also yellow and purple roses, and some which are either so dark they’re almost black, or synthetically colored to appear that way. Regardless, you want to know what type of flower is their favorite before you buy.
Many people don’t have a favorite flower, in which case you design whatever options represent their favorite color. If their favorite color is green, most flowers are going to work because leaves and stems are almost always green.
Birthday Flowers That Resonate
The type of flower you buy, its color, and associated allergies to that particular family of flora represent three key considerations you’ll want to inform yourself about as you determine which sort of bouquets to buy for a friend or family member’s birthday.
Just about everybody loves flowers, but if you ask and answer questions pertaining to their preferences, you’ll be more likely to acquire the best bouquet.