The plethora of flower varieties may give us a choice of infinity. How can we blame ourselves though if there are bunches of flowers like roses, calla lilies, iris, tulips, daffodils, dahlias, carnations, hyacinth, sunflowers, amaryllis, poppies, and heliconias, among the many other flowers growing each year? However, despite this abundance, we can’t just pick haphazardly. Certain flowers are reserved for certain occasions because of the meanings they possess, just like colors which play an important role in the language of flowers— blue is for mysery, pink for grace, red for love, white for purity, and so on. Culture also influences people’s preference for flowers as exemplified by the Chinese being fond of receiving red colored flowers, while the English like receiving flowers from their guests except for white lilies because they signify death. This only means that careful selection and sufficient information may save us from embarrassing ourselves from people whom we’re sending our heartfelt messages.
Without more ado, we hope that this guide about sending flowers for special occasions might help you in your endeavour.
Choose flowers which have soft flowing textures and colors that match or complement the wedding’s motif. Wedding planners order certain flowers for their elegance, subtlety, and because of the couple’s preference. The top wedding flowers are roses, calla lilies, lily of the valleys, hydrangeas, peonies, gardenias, ranunculus, sweet peas, and stephanotis. But the best option is always choosing seasonal flowers because not only they’re available during the months but they can also match the season’s mood. You can choose pale, delicate flowers for spring and summer, while dark and rich-colored flowers for fall.
If you’re the unconventional type, surprise is often a great idea. Still, seasonal flowers are the best bet, which you can play up with chocolates, gourmet, or a fruit basket. But if you’re traditional, you can always use the guide below. Either way, always make sure to add personal touch to the flowers you give and consider the personalities of the persons receiving.
Bright and colorful flowers are great for birthdays. You can also give the person his or her birthday flower and of course his or her favorite flower to come up with a thoughtful gift. Order flower bouquets either in single flower variant or in assortment.
Get Well Soon
Giving flowers is one of the nicest and kindest way to let a sick person feel your presence and care. Bright and happy colored flowers like daisies, sunflowers, lilies, carnations, and mums are sure heartening choices as if you’re painting happiness on the four walls of a gloomy hospital. Add some note, balloons, or fruits to make it extra special for his or her speedy recovery.
Dark and rich colored flowers in big blooms are always the best option to celebrate V-Day and express your love and affection. Red’s always the motif of this day and roses are the top picks, but as variety comes along everyone can pick whatever they want as long as the flowers convey the right message. Remember colors, the number of flowers, and the flowers themselves do count for their meaning. It’s only during this occasion that a single stem of red rose can express everything. But as we say, variety’s also great. Go for tulips, daisies, lilies, carnations, and orchids in a form of bouquet, in a vase, or with chocolates.
Sympathy and Funeral
White, blue, and violet colored flowers are standards for sympathy and mourning. Although colors of red, yellow, orange, and pink are also considered, it’s best to stick to have a single color to stand out during such occasion. Vibrant and colorful wreaths, posies, and spray are seldom used unless requested by the bereaved family and relatives. Roses, carnations, chrysanthemums, gladioli, gerberas, larkspurs, stargazers, and anthuriums are great choices for this time.
Having these simple advices, we’re hoping that you’re on your way making the right choice so that you can get the message across as if you’re speaking straight from your heart.