A Handy Guide To Giving Flowers In Different Occasions
Flowers have been present all throughout human history.
They act as presents between friends and loved ones. They serve as muses for artists of varying mediums. And, they become beautiful decor for homes and event venues.
Whether it’s first dates, birthdays, or burials, flowers are a standard gift to your loved ones. And floristry has continued to improve to adapt to the changing needs of their customers.
Need to buy a Valentine’s Day surprise present? Bouquets for the bride and her bridesmaids? Want to congratulate new parents on their infant? We have the best floral arrangement for you.
In this blog, we talk about occasions where people usually give gifts to their loved ones. Then, we check out the particular flowers usually used for each event. Later, we learn what kinds of greens and flowers go well with the typical arrangements.
From anniversaries, birthdays, get well soon baskets, to sympathy bouquets for a friend in grief – you got it. We bring you an useful guide to the best flowers to offer on these occasions.
Here is a Top 8 list of occasions for flower giving with the most popular flowers and arrangements used.
Want to register in a formal track on floristry? Want to get qualified as an expert on everything about the field? We suggest checking out professional bodies and schools in floristry, such as:
the American Institute of Floral Designers of the AIFD (www.aifd.org).
the Society of American Florists (www.safnow.org).
the American Floral Endowment (www.endowment.org).
You can also check out other similar organizations offering tracks specializing in floristry.
Top 8 Occasions To Give Flowers.
Just because you’ve been in a relationship for quite some time doesn’t mean you should let the spark die out. Surprise your significant other with a fabulous bouquet of flowers on your anniversary!
Of course, there are particular flowers linked to each milestone in your relationship. The usual red and pink roses may be your go-to. But mix it in with these blooms for each year for a more personal touch to your significant other.
Vivid colors and radiant arrangements will suffice. But, make sure to add in a personal touch for your friend’s special day.
It’s also normal to add in flowers of the month, so make sure to ask your local florist about it. Oranges and yellows are great colors to go with any type of flower – but do avoid gifting yellow carnations.
3rd: Date/ Valentine’s Day.
Yes, some may say it’s a dying tradition. But most people know you still can’t go wrong with a bouquet of stunning flowers to charm your date.
Besides, a Valentine’s surprise won’t be complete without long-stemmed roses! The colors red, white, and yellow are perfect for a romantic Valentine’s dinner.
For someone you’ve been seeing a while, you might want to go over dandelions, orchids, or tulips. They can be a gentle reminder of your feelings for them without being too on the nose about it.
4th: Get Well Soon.
Sudden illnesses that leave you in bed all day can get miserable for anyone. If you’ve got a loved one who’s feeling out of sorts, get them a small floral gift. Flowers may help brighten their day and make things a little easier to stick out.
Avoid fragrant flowers like the plague if they’re in the hospital. Instead, go for brightly colored gladioli, irises or tulips. You could also consider buying a fruit basket to match.
Vibrant house plants and marigolds are a fantastic choice if they’re staying at home. They can help them remember that this is not permanent and they’ve got help all around them.
For wakes and funeral rites, it’s common to send over larger arrangements with a gorgeous mix of flowers and greens.
Give tribute with utmost love and respect with roses, chrysanthemums, and lilies. Arrangements usually use white, blue, and green colors. They represent peace and humility and can bring comfort to your friends in a difficult time.
Presents, by now, are a staple for holiday celebrations. Researchers have noted that the holiday season is when flowers are most given out.
In the Christmas season, the poinsettia, amaryllis and hollies are fantastic for presents and home decoration. Paperwhites also make a lovely bouquet. This is because they signify cheer and best wishes as the year comes to an end and goes into a new one.
7th: Mother’s Day.
” Love your mother, as you will never get another one,” as they say. And what better way to show your love and admiration than a beautiful, fragrant bouquet?
If you’re not sure what her faves are, you can’t go wrong with pink or red carnations and gerbera daisies. These flowers will help you show your gratitude and love for your mom. Plus, it’s an excellent way to celebrate her life on this special day.
8th: Thank You.
Need a classy, sophisticated way to say thank you to a friend or colleague? Let them know how much you treasure them with a custom bouquet of their favorite flowers.
If you’re not sure what their favorites are and don’t want to ruin the surprise, don’t worry. Carnations, daisies and lilies are terrific choices to let them know you’re grateful for them. Go for pinks, whites, and yellows to show your gratitude for them.
Honorable Mention: Wedding.
People don’t usually offer flowers to the newlywed couple (and it’s considered disrespectful to do so). But flowers are a definite staple for wedding celebrations! You can see it everywhere – from the bride’s bouquet to the table centerpieces at the reception.
Flowers for large occasions like these rely a lot on the couple’s chosen theme and motif. But it never hurts to add in seasonal flowers to keep your arrangements lovely and fresh.
For instance, elaborate designs and light colors work best for the spring. Vivid tones and textured arrangements blend in with the fall season.
Photo by Annie Spratt