Sunday, October 15, 2017

Fall Flowers - A Guide to Choosing Great Flowers For a Fall Wedding

Fall flowers and autumn weddings seem to go hand in hand. While finding fall flowers is not all that difficult, you still need to consider several factors before you go about choosing them for a wedding.

You will need to plan well in advance, if you want to find the right wedding flowers. You should also have a detailed plan ready with you, when it comes to the wedding decoration. Here are some ways for a proper arrangement of fall flowers which can make the décor a class apart.
Choose Vibrant Colors To Deck Up The Venue
Bright colored flowers seem to the favorite with couples these days. Bright and striking yellow sunflowers for example, make for great wedding décor flowers. So too are mums, lilies and dahlias. The key lies in using these fall flowers in the right places as part of the décor.
Whenever you are visiting a florist for fall wedding flowers, it is always recommended that you take a couple of color swatches from the decorations and dresses along with you. This would make it easier for you to match the colors of the fall wedding flowers with that of the overall wedding decoration.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Say Thank You With Flowers

Showing appreciation and gratitude to someone is a great way to celebrate other people's kindness. To thank someone for granting you a favor, a simple "thank you" is never enough; random tokens are also acceptable, just to show people how thankful we really are.
What better way to say thank you than by sending flowers? Flowers are one of the easiest gifts to give. They don't require as much effort, are always appreciated, and are as special as other gifts. Flowers are also acceptable for most events and occasions, and can be given "just because" or simply showing you care. What's even more thoughtful is having the flowers delivered right to the person's doorstep.
Flowers are great gratitude gifts to convey how much you appreciate the other person's gesture. Based on the flower arrangement, or the kind of flower you choose, the colors, and number of pieces you choose, one can show how grateful he truly is. Vibrant colors like peach, yellow, and orange are popular in flower arrangements used to say thanks. The arrangements of the flowers ultimately depend on whom you are going to give the flowers too. For example, to express thanks to a neighbor for watching your house while you were away on vacation, or for babysitting your kids, a flower arrangement in a vase is more appropriate. Thanking someone for the opportunity of opening up a business? Then a bouquet of flowers is suitable.
Saying thank you with flowers is also considered classy and elegant. Whether it's a dozen roses, or flowers of different assortment, it is surely guaranteed to elicit a positive response. Did your friend help you get promoted by helping you wrap up your resume? But then you are too busy to invite her over for dinner or coffee, what do you do? Say thanks with flowers. Even if she's not really a flower person, just the thought of expressing how thankful you are will make her feel special.
Some of these flowers are also best paired with other thank you gifts, too. Wine, chocolate, stuffed toys, or even balloons are great with flower arrangements. These simple tokens convey how appreciative we are. A handwritten greeting card may also be added for a more personalized feel, if you're picking up the flowers yourself. If you're on a hectic schedule and is too busy for shopping, online florists are there to help you. There are also good online shops that cater to all your flower needs. These online flower shops offer a wide selection of floral arrangements, and make sure that the freshest flowers are sent to you, whenever, wherever. The beauty of online shopping is that they can even send you photos of the flower arrangement for your approval, and once the flower is to your liking, then they're good to go.
When thank you flowers are sent, they are also not yet in full bloom, so that the one who receives the flowers have the pleasure of watching the flowers blossom and get more beautiful. Receiving flowers from someone, knowing they appreciated your work can also inspire us to do more delightful things.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Sympathy Flower Etiquette

Sending flowers when a loved-one has passed away is a suitable and appreciated gesture/custom. When there is a death, finding an appropriate gesture of sympathy can be difficult.

Choosing Flowers
When choosing flowers for the family or close ones of the bereaved, or for paying respects at the funeral, it can be helpful to think of the person who has passed on. Capture the essence of the deceased life choosing a floral bouquet or tribute with their favourite flowers or a style that depicts an aspect of their life. Such a personalised arrangement would be a very a special way of remembering the deceased. An example would be roses for a rose lover, lilies for elegance or gerberas for a bright sparkling personality.

Each culture has their own customs and traditions with regard to funeral etiquette. In Japan white flowers are only used in funeral sprays.

When you are unaware of the family's religious views, it would be recommended to send a general mixed array of fresh flowers. Professional florists will be able to assist you in choosing a floral arrangement that will be most suited to the situation and culture.

Traditionally lilac, white and pastel colours are associated with funerals, but occasionally a colour theme that reflects the taste of the deceased might be requested by the family. In most cases a funeral wreath will consist of a single colour such as yellow, white or to play it safe mixed colors.

There are different types of funeral tributes. Wreaths symbolising the cycle of life, crosses, coffin sprays, standing funeral arrangements, sympathy bouquets and funeral sprays. Each country and culture has their own preference. Containers are essential for Funeral home deliveries.

The color blue is associated in our everyday life with the feeling of peace. A blue iris or hydrangea can have a calming quality, whereas pink conveys joy and happiness. Yellow expresses the feeling of celebration, or friendship, and could be a touching addition to any sympathy bouquet.

Throughout the history of flowers, many cultures; from the Greeks to the contemporaries of the Victorian era, chose flowers based on their meaning rather than only their beauty or the deceased's preference. In today's society this is not particularly conventional, but if this method appeals to you, take the time to choose a flower based on meaning as a sign of your sincerity. For instance, the hydrangea means "heartfelt expression" and would thus be very appropriate.

Sympathy Card
It is polite and appreciated to send a sympathy card with your carefully chosen flowers. Many people struggle to write a sympathy card, because at such a time of pain and despair, words tend to fall short of providing comfort. A good florist should be able to help you. They will be able to add a card with a printed message such as "With Deepest Sympathy" where the sender would only need to sign it. A sincere message written from the heart is usually more appreciated. The bereaved will feel your heartfelt care, love and support, knowing that they are not entirely alone in their sorrow.

Be sure to add a contact name and number should the family want to thank you for your condolences.

Where to send your sympathy flowers
The sender should provide the following information to ensure correct and timeous delivery. The recipient's full name and physical street address whether this is to the family members or a funeral home. The time of the funeral is essential as well as a contact telephone number.

The customs and etiquette of each country differ and you need to confirm details with your florist. For example in the United Kingdom and Italy flowers are only delivered to the funeral homes. In Italy, if the funeral arrangements are sent to the family's home it is considered as an insult as you are inviting death into their home.

Flowers are used generally to adorn the coffin itself and in cases where there are too many flowers, they are transported in the vehicles that follow in the hearse. Make sure your flowers are delivered before the funeral commence.

During this emotional and sensitive time please confirm the local custom. Alternatively a mixed arrangement of fresh flowers is always appreciated.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Having Flowers Delivered for Mother's Day - Some Ideas to Consider

Having Mothers Day Flowers Delivered - Some Ideas to Consider

With life being lived at such a fast pace today, making sure you remember special occasions is more important than ever. So why not have Mothers Day Flowers delivered to your special Mom. Whether your Mom is in South Carolina, North Carolina, California or anywhere else in the world for that matter. Receiving a beautiful arrangement of flowers or a gift will really make her day. Especially if you can not be there along with them. This way you can ensure that the special Mom in your life is remembered and honored on her Mothers day.

There are a few things to consider when you are buying Mothers Day Flowers.

1. Letting your Mom know she is special
Let's face it, Mothers Day is about recognizing your Mom and thanking her for being so special. There are many ways you can do this, cooking dinner for her, making her breakfast in bed, taking her out for lunch. Generally, it's about doing the things for her that she always does for you. Go on give her a rest and spoil her. You know she deserves it!
There is also another way to make your Mom feel extra special on Mothers Day... have flowers delivered to her. There are many stories, myths and tales that are told about why so many flowers are appropriate on this day.

2. Why choose a gift of Flowers?
Many people enjoy the gift of flowers. It can be so special to receive flowers and it often is considered a cliché by many people and it is truly an appreciated gesture. Flowers can also be a great reminder of happy memories and times spent together with your Mom. Maybe your Mom has a kind of flower that reminds her of her childhood. What flowers do you remember your Mom first telling you she loved? When you are spending time with your Mom, what flowers does she point out and get you to look at and appreciate? Take the time and think about your answers to these questions. They will probably help you to think of other times when flowers have had special meaning to your Mom.
As you remember the different kind of flowers she likes, make a list. This will help you choose on line what kind of flowers you want to have delivered to your Mom on Mothers Day.

3. Choosing your Mothers Day Flowers online
Having decided to buy your special Mom flowers for Mothers Day, why not buy them on line. You get to see a whole variety of bouquets and displays. Not only do you get to choose the flowers and colors you want for your Mom, you even know what the final arrangement will look like.
As so many people live and work in different states, even countries to their Moms, it's great that you actually get to see what you are sending, rather than relying on your Mom to describe her flowers to you.Not only does technology make ordering on line so easy, the service provided by companies is fast, efficient and timely.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Decorating Rooms & Silk Flower Arrangements

Flowers are used for all types of occasions and celebrations. They can offer you beauty and elegance to any room you choose. You can bring in fresh spring flowers at the height of their beauty, but what happens if you want a spring flower in the fall? What happens after only a few days when they, as beautiful as they were upon initial placement, begins to wither, drop their petals and fade? You have lost that stunning beauty that brought you to them to begin with.
Silk flowers allow you to choose any flower you want, any time you want without concern if they are "in season" and after a few days they will look exactly the same as the first day you placed them in a room. Oh yes, even after years, your arrangement will continue to show with the original color and beauty.
Silk flowers have come along way from the idea most people have in mind. Today they look so lifelike you have to, often times, touch them to see if they are real or "fake." The attention to detail for high-end silk flowers is amazing. In some silk flower arrangements, they have created some silk flowers that appear to be older or dying flowers. This truly adds to the more natural and closer look of nature. Nature is not perfect and the high-end arrangements display this unique feature that mimics fresh flowers.
Silk flower arrangements have come a long way with how the flower is colored. In the past they would be this strange green that was easy to tell from a distance the flower arrangement was not real but with the high-end silk flower arrangements of today, it is hard to distinguish the real flowers from the artificial ones. Even viewing close-up, it can be difficult to detect.
With the multitude of silk arrangements, it is very easy to adorn that room you want to have a "WOW" factor. It is really easy to change out your arrangements to match the holiday or occasion. They are perfect use for weddings. When used for weddings, they can provide the color and any look you desire for the room. You do not have to worry about the issue of time and placement as you do with fresh flowers. You can choose the colors and sizes you want for the arrangements and do this well ahead of time. This can be done for all the flowers you want to show, whether it is for the wedding chapel, bouquets or for the wedding reception. Time is on your side so you can focus on the million other things to bring together a beautiful wedding.
When decorating your home or wanting a change to one of your rooms you need to pay close attention to color, placement, size and the overall look.
The color needs to blend or contrast with other colors in your room. The biggest mistake people make is trying to put too many colors in one room or only colors they like, whether or not the colors work with each other. Stand back, away from the room (doorway maybe) and find 2-3 colors that work together as a blend or contrast. Remember, dark, bold colors should be used as an accent, not a main color. If you still have trouble seeing what colors would work, try taking a picture of the room to help view the room and its colors in a different way.
Placement of your silk flower arrangement is very important. Remember, first impressions count. It is no different with a room. Along with the color choice of your arrangement, you need to think about where you are going to place this beauty and how it will affect the room. Do not place the arrangement in an area that has a lot of heavy furniture in it - if you do this, the room will feel lop-sided. Do not place your arrangement in an area that does not have much going on. The arrangement will appear to have been placed in that particular spot as fill. The perfect placement for your arrangement would be for you or your visitors to be able to see the arrangement upon entering the room.
Light is imperative in bringing life to your room and arrangement. Any type of room mood can be set just by the lighting and changing it around until it gets you what you want for the room. The arrangement should have its own lighting to showcase it.
Size is important! This is also known as perspective. Make sure when buying your silk flower arrangement to get dimensions of the area you think you may want. If the arrangement is too small then you are looking at an "accent" item, not necessarily to be noticed but used to add color and life to a room. If it is too large, it will look awkward within the room and no matter what you do, it will not look right. Take measurements of the silk flower arrangement you want for the room, cut out a cardboard using the dimensions and see if it works well with where you want to place it.
The overall look of any room you want to change is unique to you and nobody can tell you if it is good or bad but there are some basic rules that you may want to pay attention to. Some of these basic rules are stated above and can certainly get you started in the right direction. After all the work that is done to enhance the look and mood of a room, some people buy inexpensive silk flower arrangements!
If you want to defeat your purpose, this is a great way to do it. I have seen people work the room resulting in a great looking room then buy inexpensive silk flowers. The result is awful. Do not do this to yourself or your room. You are trying to create an upscale look and that can never be created with unnatural looks. If you want to see examples of elegant silk flower arrangements that would enhance any room stop by Coggins Flowers & Gifts to see our great selection of silk flower and pre made arrangements.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Valentines Flowers Tips for Guys on the Go

Valentines Flowers Tips for Guys on the Go

It's tough to be romantic when you're on the go, working 12 hours a day, and juggling mulitple priorities. No wonder that on a romance scale of 1 to 10, only 19% of women rate their boyfriend, husband, or significant other a 7 or higher. But, wait guys; there's help. Even if you're on the go, you can boost your romance quotient this Valentines. Here's how.
Don't fret about choosing the right gift.
Flowers are still the most desired gift from an admirer and to express love. They're personal, romantic, and according to researchers at Rutgers University, actually raise peoples spirits. In one study with 147 women of varying ages, those who received flowers smiled significantly more than those who received other gifts. Fresh, colorful flowers evoke happy feelings. Other studies indicate that flowers actually improve emotional health and make people feel more connected. According to professor Jeannette Haviland-Jones, PhD, "The phrase 'stop and smell the roses' may have a touch of genius in it."
Order early.
Sending Valentines flowers is fast and easy! There are wonderful local florists in virtually every town, as well as dozens of leading online florists that deliver nationwide. And, ordering only takes a few minutes. So, don't let your busy schedule get in the way. Just pick up the phone or shop online. But, remember, Valentines is the "Superbowl" of flower holidays, with five to ten times the normal volume of deliveries. So, for the best selection, service, and pricing, it's best to order early. You'll be glad you did.
Sending flowers to where she works?
That's a great idea. It can brighten her whole week, she'll be reminded of you every time she looks at them, and co-workers comments are a big plus, too. But, here's a helpful tip from Romeos in the know. With million of deliveries on Valentine's Day, flowers can arrive almost anytime. So, play it safe. Ask for delivery the day before Valentine's. That way your gift will be even more of a pleasant surprise and is sure to be enjoyed throughout all of Valentine's Day. In other words, you look like you were planning ahead and avoid any risk of your gift looking like a last-minute afterthought.
There's more to Valentines than just red roses.
While beautiful long-stem red roses are still the most popular Valentine's flower gift, there are lots of other options for every taste and budget. Many women prefer pretty pastel roses in pink, peach, yellow, or assorted spring colors. They can make you stand out from the crowd. And, almost half of all Valentine's bouquets aren't roses at all; they're lush mixed bouquets and spring flowers such as tulips. Choosing something unique can show you remember your sweetheart's favorite color or flower. Your favorite florist will have a great selection and can quickly help you with the best choice.
Remember flowers after Valentine's too.
What's the best way for a man to make a lasting impression on a woman? Research shows that the answer to making a memorable impact is right under his nose -- with flowers. Ninety-two percent of women can remember the last time they received flowers, and 89% agree that receiving flowers makes them feel special. "If the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, then the pathway to a woman's heart is through her other senses," says Rebecca Cole, of Discovery Channel's Surprise By Design. "Flowers are a sensual gift that can express any emotion so simply - with just a little knowledge and a phone call to your florist." And, flowers given for no special reason may be the most special of all. So, light a fire with flowers this Valentine's. And, keep it burning with a surprise gift of flowers anytime throughout the year.