Etiquette

Common rules of etiquette that everyone should know, whether you’re sending flowers or not! Take a look at our etiquette guides for any occasion!

Your Guide to Thank You Gifts for all Occasions

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Your Guide to Thank You Gifts for all Occasions

It’s polite etiquette to buy the host of a party – be it an engagement soiree or a baby shower – a gift post the event. This thank you gift signifies your gratitude and is a welcome present to even the most sophisticated of hosts. Dinner parties From corporate dos to family events and friends’ dinner parties – regardless of whether they’re low key or OTT – all deserve a gift. After all, the host has most likely provided you with welcome drinks, appetizers, canapés and a three-course meal. In fact, they probably spent the...

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Gift giving etiquette around the world

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Gift giving etiquette around the world

Everyone around the world just loves to receive a hamper in the post, whether it’s for birthdays, Christmas or just because. But, in case you didn’t know, there are different gift etiquette rules around the world, so in order for you to ensure your gift is well received, here are the guidelines you should be following: China In China it’s considered proper etiquette for gifts to be exchanged during times of celebration and as a thankyou for help or guidance. However, perhaps unlike Britain it is improper to give gifts without a good reason or...

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Get Well Soon Flowers – Basic Etiquette

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Get Well Soon Flowers – Basic Etiquette

We’ve all been there. Knocked for six by the flu or recovering from an accident or injury in bed. It can get difficult to stare at the same four walls every day and most people start to feel trapped in their homes or hospital beds. They’d do anything for a bit of escapism. A bit of colour and life. And that is exactly what get well soon flowers provide. When a friend or family member is feeling unwell and needs a pick-me-up, what better option is there than a bunch of flowers? Combined with antibiotics and plenty of rest and they’re the...

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Flowers on a first date: Yes or no?

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Flowers on a first date: Yes or no?

The dating game is a minefield and it’s one that must be entered with trepidation. There are few things in life that are more uncertain than a first date. What should you wear? Where should you go? Do you bring flowers on a first date: yes or no? It’s so hard to know what to expect from a modern day first date as a huge number of people now e-meet on dating websites and social media websites so the chances are they don’t really know one another when they turn up nervously for their romantic encounter. So do you go in all guns blazing or play...

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Make a great first impression with flowers

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Make a great first impression with flowers

You never get a second chance to make a first impression so it’s always important to make a good one. Whether you’re going on a first date, meeting the prospective in-laws for the first time or even trying to sell your house, there are basic rules of thumb that put people at ease and leave them with a warm feeling about you. Making eye contact, although not too much, is considered to be a sign of honesty and interest in what a person has to say, whilst a smart appearance shows that you take pride and care in yourself. However,...

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Flowers for encouragement

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Flowers for encouragement

Flowers are undoubtedly one of the greatest creations that nature has to offer. After all, who can resist the vivid colours and sweet fragrances of roses, tulips, violets, orchards etc? With their undoubted appeal across the globe it is hardly surprising that we have adopted them as things of great significance for every occasion. Be it weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, Christmas, Easter, Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day/ Father’s day, there is a flower suitable for the event. We also use them as gifts for loved ones to mark important...

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How to break out of friendzone

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How to break out of friendzone

No matter what your age, there is nothing more frustrating than being stuck in the ‘friend zone’ with someone who you have much deeper feelings for. Plucking up the courage to tell them how you feel is always going to be difficult but you never know…they might just feel the same. If you’d struggle with a face-to-face confession then why not opt for the long-distance approach? Sending a text over something this important is never advisable, but what about flowers? With an elegant bouquet and a personalised card that’s full of sentiment,...

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Forgot her birthday? Here is how to get it right!

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Forgot her birthday? Here is how to get it right!

We’ve all been there. You’re so busy juggling a full-time job and family life that something has got to give. Unfortunately, that ‘something’ is your significant other’s birthday. She might berate you for it or she might say that it doesn’t matter – whatever her reaction, you know that you’ve got some making up to do.…and fast! Thankfully, there are flowers for every occasion – even if that occasion is ‘sorry I forgot your birthday’. Here are the best blooms to buy your missus to put things right during those awkward incidents of amnesia....

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I’m thinking of you flowers for family members

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I’m thinking of you flowers for family members

When it comes to showing our family how much we love them, nothing says it better than flowers. For those who aren’t able to visit their family as much as they’d like or live far away, sending a beautiful bouquet by post is a great way to show loved ones that they’re thinking of them, but what flowers should you choose? Different flowers mean different things, but with such a wide variety available you’re guaranteed to find the perfect arrangement no matter which family member you intend to send them to. Parents If you want to let your...

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How can I say it with flowers?

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How can I say it with flowers?

Nothing says it quite like flowers….but what if you’re not quite sure what it is you are trying to say? Most people don’t think about the meanings of flowers before sending them, but in days gone by when people communicated more through symbols and gestures, flower meanings were extremely significant and conveyed the perfectly appropriate sentiment for each and every occasion. If you are not familiar with the various flower meanings then do not fear! We at Serenata Flowers have got it covered. Here’s our breakdown of the perfect posies...

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Do women ever buy flowers for men?

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Do women ever buy flowers for men?

How many bouquets of flowers do you think you have received in your lifetime? Now think back, how many bunches of flowers have you sent to your boyfriend, husband or dad? We bet you didn’t have to think too hard on that one as the answer was most probably none! Some ladies have suggested that flowers are associated with femininity so they don’t want to emasculate or insult their men by giving them what is viewed as a ‘girly’ gift. Others feel that maybe men wouldn’t appreciate such a symbolic gift and would prefer something literal and...

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Baby Showers – The Basic Gift Etiquette

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Baby Showers – The Basic Gift Etiquette

Baby showers can be a lot of fun, but they can also cause a lot of stress and confusion. Let’s face it, gifts are one of the main features of the shower. It’s an occasion to spoil the ‘mum-to-be’ and get together with your closest friends. If you’ve never been to one before, you may be wondering what the correct gift etiquette is. Whether you’re hosting the shower or simply attending one, there are a number of things you need to know about the process. Big or small: What is expected? One thing you might be worrying about is how large the baby...

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10 Flowers you should never give to anyone!

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10 Flowers you should never give to anyone!

In terms of gifts, flowers are generally considered to be one of the safest options. However, did you know that there are some flowers you should just never give? 1. Aconite (Monkshood) Not all flowers have good meanings and the Aconite is one of the exceptions. This pretty-looking flower actually means ‘hatred’ and ‘be cautious’. 2. Begonia Begonia is often featured in floral bouquets, but it actually means ‘Deep thinking’. If you’re going to be sending Begonia, be sure you’re sending them to someone who appreciates the meaning. 3....

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Tips for writing that perfect message in a greeting card

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Tips for writing that perfect message in a greeting card

Do you struggle to figure out what to write in a greeting card? Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, Valentine’s Day, Christmas or thank-you card, figuring out what to say can be a nightmare. If you’re not naturally good with words there are a few tips that can help. Of course, combining it with the perfect gift such as flowers will also help. Make the message unique You don’t have to write a long essay, but what you do write needs to be unique. This is especially true if you’re sending a card for a general occasion such as a birthday card....

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How to send flowers anonymously?

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How to send flowers anonymously?

There are mixed views on whether anonymous flowers are a good idea. Some say it’s creepy, while others would love to receive a surprise bouquet. If you’re interested in sending anonymous flowers then you need to have a good idea of how they are likely to be received. Few things you should keep in mind: Know the recipient and judge whether they will be thrilled or wary of an anonymous gift. Be careful when sending flowers to someone in a relationship, as this may cause unnecessary tension and questioning, especially if the flowers are from...

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5 Tips of Flower Etiquette

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5 Tips of Flower Etiquette

When it comes to sending a simple, yet thoughtful gift, the first thing that comes to mind is flowers. The act of sending or gifting flowers can brighten a day, make someone feel better, or even express your sympathy or love. Sending flowers might seem as if it is just a simple act, but there are times when gifting flowers can be potentially embarrassing or improper. Here are five etiquette tips that will help prevent any potential awkward flower sending/giving moments. 1. First dates and wrong impressions. First dates can be awkward enough...

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Romantic flowers: a guide for perplexed paramours

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Romantic flowers: a guide for perplexed paramours

“Send someone a bunch of long-distance kisses; It’s a gesture that’s quaintly old fashioned, But you’ll weaken the knees of the trendiest lover With sweet petals that whisper of passion.” There’s this girl, you see (it always starts like that, doesn’t it?). And you’ve got your eye on her (or your arm round her, or you heart in her pocket). And you’d like to send her some flowers. And you’ve got absolutely no clue how to choose the right ones. Well, sigh no more, gentlemen, sigh no more. If romance and flowers are on the agenda,...

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10 tips to help guys buy flowers for Mum

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10 tips to help guys buy flowers for Mum

Whether its Mother’s Day or  just mum’s birthday, buying flowers is not always the simplest exercise, and it doesn’t always produce the best results. Here are some tips that will help you score some good points: 1. Order your flowers in time – don’t leave it for last minute like most men do! 2. Find out her favourite colours – have a look around the house and find out her preferred colour for decor or accessories. If you mum has a flower garden, have a peak and find out which flowers does she grow. 3. Make sure...

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Etiquette of giving flowers to a man

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Etiquette of giving flowers to a man

Did you know men enjoy receiving flowers too? Here are some basic rules of flower etiquette for men! 1. Flowers are acceptable gift for a man Due to political correctness and equality it is now perfectly acceptable to give flowers to men. For obvious reasons, the flowers you can give to a man are very different from the flowers you would give to your mum etc. 2.  Type of Flowers Although roses are known as the most popular flowers, that doesn’t mean they will be appropriate for a man.  Every flower has a special meaning, which can vary...

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