Flower Etiquette

Did you know that flowers are among the most frequently given gifts worldwide? Not surprising, because a bouquet fits every occasion. You have known for a long time that you declare your love with red roses. But what about flower etiquette, for example in the theater, at a wedding or funeral? And what can you do or not do better? Read on quick....


It is very common to put the player (s) musicians and director in the spotlight after a performance, but certainly not before the performance! According to superstitions, that would bring bad luck. The procedure for handing out flowers is simple: while the players bow, the flowers are distributed. The players receive the bouquet and raise it. As soon as the curtain falls, they take it to the dressing room.

And what about throwing flowers on the stage after a performance in the theater or theater? This token of appreciation, best known from (old) films, we don't see this often anymore. Moreover, it is not allowed in all theaters, so check in advance whether it is allowed. The general rule is: don't overdo it and be careful. Throw at most one flower, preferably a red rose, towards the feet of the player (s).


It is common for the bride to hold a bridal bouquet during a wedding ceremony. This bouquet is handpicked by the groom according to etiquette and given the moment he picks up his wife. It is also common for the bride to carry the bouquet in her right hand prior to the wedding ceremony. Once married, she carries the bouquet in her left hand.

In addition to a bridal bouquet, there are of course the corsages. According to the etiquette rules, the groom wears a corsage with flowers that are incorporated in the bridal bouquet. The corsage should be pinned on the left. Do the guests wear boutonniere? These should also be pinned to the left. Men wear the corsage upright, so with the stem down. Women pinned the mini-bouquet the other way round, so with the stem upwards. Would you like to read more about flowers at a wedding? View our collection of bouquets for a wedding


Flowers have played an important role at funerals and funerals for several centuries. This because of their beauty, symbolism and comforting properties. Although calm and neutral colors are often chosen, there are no strict rules for flowers that you may or may not give at a funeral. Perhaps the deceased had a favorite flower or color? Or is there a general wish about flowers? It is especially important that you let your feelings speak when putting together a funeral bouquet or funeral piece. That makes the final tribute even more personal. In our funeral flowers section, you can read more about what flowers can mean in the event of a death.

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