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Posted by McNamara Florist on July 19, 2021 | Last Updated: July 23, 2021 Uncategorized

The Best Types of Flowers for a Special Airport Reunion

The Essential Guide to Making a Memorable and Meaningful Airport Reunion with a Loved One by the floral experts at McNamara Florist, Indianapolis’s premier flower shop.

If your loved one who you haven’t seen for far too long is finally arriving at the airport, show them just how much you care by greeting them at the gate with a beautiful bouquet of fresh-cut flowers. There’s no easier way to make someone feel extra special, loved, and missed than with colorful blooms. Flowers not only have the ability to convey feelings and emotions that can’t be words can’t express, but they also are proven to boost moods and reduce stress. Whether you’re reuniting with your best friend, sibling, parent, or soul mate, make it more meaningful and memorable with flowers. Just keep reading to find out which flowers you should select, which colors, and more tips for creating the perfect airport reunion.

When selecting bouquets, it’s best to go on the small-to-medium size as larger bouquets may get damaged or jostled in a crowd and could make carrying luggage and other items your loved has more difficult. If you want to go big, take just a single bloom from the bouquet to present to your special person at the airport while the remainder of the bouquet awaits her arrival at home.

Red roses are the ultimate declaration of love and passion and are perfect for giving to your partner at the airport… if done on a small scale. A large, showy bouquet of red roses might suggest to passersby (and your SO) that a marriage proposal may be imminent. If this is the case – go for it! If not, though, choose a mix of florals, instead.

If you know the recipient’s favorite flower, then a bouquet of just those will be an extra thoughtful gesture.

If the flowers are for a family member, friend, or romantic partner, keep in mind certain colors and flowers express different meanings. You don’t want to send mixed messages to someone who is just a friend by giving them a bouquet of flowers symbolizing deep love, passion, and desire. Choose wisely using the below guide:

Flower Meaning by Type

Yellow Roses

Symbolize joy and friendship, longing for the familiar, and are the traditional symbol of coming home. Yellow roses would be perfect for your mom, family members, or a good friend.

Pink Carnations

Represent a mother’s undying love, gratitude, and love.


Symbolize a long-lasting commitment and bond between 2 people.

Lavender Roses

Symbolize enchantment and love at first sight.

Pink Roses

Represent sweetness, admiration, joy, and gratitude.

Gerbera Daisies

Generally symbolize beauty, purity, and innocence. (White Gerbera daisies are perfect for giving to little girls).


Symbolize affection, friendship, and remembrance.

Flower Meaning by Color

If you don’t know a daisy from a dahlia, visit your local florist and they will be able to create the perfect bouquet for you. Also, as a general rule of thumb, follow the below flower color symbolism guide:


Love, passion, romance


Happiness, gentleness, femininity


Enthusiasm, excitement


Joy, happiness, friendship


Hope, beauty


Purity, innocence


Friendship, caring, gratitude


Admiration, adoration


Grace, elegance, youth

Surprising Someone with an Allergy?

If your recipient has allergies, or if you’re going to be in a large crowd, select those blooms which are hypoallergenic. Good choices of flowers for people with allergies include:

  • Hydrangea
  • Iris
  • Rose
  • Tulip
  • Orchids
  • Snapdragons
  • Peonies
  • Zinnia

Important Details for Presenting Flowers to Someone at the Airport

  • Once you’ve selected the perfect bouquet for giving to your loved one at the airport, be sure to keep it fresh and beautiful until you are able to deliver it in person. Keep the fresh-cut stems in clean water until it’s time to go. You can even place the vase of flowers overnight in the fridge to keep them looking fresh. Before wrapping them in paper to take to the airport, (liquid containers are not allowed), soak several paper towels in water and wrap them around the stems. Secure with plastic wrap and a rubber band to keep the flowers hydrated.
  • Make sure you know the flight number and arrival time so you can easily find the proper gate and get there on time.
  • Park your car in short-term parking rather than doing a curbside pick-up. It’s much more romantic and thoughtful, especially because you can help with the luggage from baggage claim to the car. If you really want to go all out, you can hire a car service so you’re able to talk freely without paying attention to the road.
  • Dress up! Put on some nice clothes, comb your hair, and be the most dapper and suave person at the airport who is thoughtful and loving enough to greet his special someone with a beautiful bouquet of flowers.

For questions about traveling with flowers or help in selecting the perfect bouquet for a loved one or special occasion visit McNamara Florist or peruse our online selection of fresh quality flowers now.