Posted by Christine Guenther on July 7, 2021 | Last Updated: July 23, 2021 Uncategorized

How to Pick Someone Up from the Airport in Style

Tips, Tricks, and Ideas for Making Your Airport Reunion Extra Special from the floral experts at WildFlower, the premier florist in Baltimore and Annapolis.

When it’s been a while since you’ve seen someone you care about, putting a bit more thought and effort into picking them up at the airport will create a meaningful and memorable experience. First, start by showing up with flowers. There is nothing else like fresh, beautiful flowers for expressing how much you care about someone and have been missing them. Flowers will instantly brighten someone’s mood, even after a really long flight, and put a smile on their face. Of course, seeing you will be pleasant, but seeing you with flowers will be special. For tips on choosing the perfect flowers and more ideas on how to surprise a loved one at the airport, keep reading.

Choose Your Flowers Carefully

When deciding which type of bouquet to present to your loved one at the airport, keep in mind you may be in a crowd so select one that is small-to-medium in size. Large bouquets are likely to get jostled by people passing by and could become cumbersome to carry along with luggage. You can still go big, though, just take one stem from a grand bouquet to present at the airport with the remainder beautifully displayed at home.

Keep the recipient in mind while selecting flower types and colors. Red roses are the ultimate declaration of love and passion and are perfect for your significant other. But a bouquet of mostly red roses would not be appropriate for a friend or family member.

Getting a bouquet of your visitor’s favorite flowers or flower color is a nice personal touch. When selecting florals for family members, it’s important to remember certain colors and certain flowers express different meanings. To make sure you are sending the right message, use the below guide:

Flower Meaning by Type

Yellow Roses

Yellow roses express friendship, joy, and a longing for the familiar. They are also the traditional symbol of coming home. Yellow roses are perfect for your mom, family members, or friends.

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 us in person or peruse our online selection of fresh quality flowers now.

Not your average rose arrangement, this vase includes a mix of vibrant colored roses arranged with tropical greens and modern flair.

Modern Roses