There are many occasions for which we need to pick out flowers. Birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, random gifts, or even sad occasions like funerals and a loved one being admitted to the hospital are all events that require flowers to brighten up the day. There is a wide range of local and exotic flowers to choose from when you go flower shopping. Depending on where you are shopping, most flower varieties should be available.
In case you are wondering what type of flowers are most suitable for the occasion you want to attend, below is a guide to help you know which flowers to choose. Read on!
Flowers as a Gift to a Lover
Gifts, especially flowers, are a currency of love! A long time ago it was a tradition for men to bring flowers for the lady on the first date. Even though this is no longer a thing, buying a bouquet of flowers for a special person you are pursuing or whose heart you have already won could earn you a lot of points. The types of flowers that are suitable as a gift to a lover are many. First, you need to find out if your partner has favourites? If they do, buy those. If you are not sure, roses are a safe bet. Red ones especially communicate love, deep affection, and romance. If you don’t want to make a romantic statement too bold too soon, you can go for pink or lavender roses as well as deep orange or yellow tulips. Pay attention to how they respond when they receive the bouquet, or better yet just ask if they like the flowers and what they would prefer in the future.
Flowers as a Gift to the Family
There is a wide range of local and exotic flowers to choose from if you are looking to buy flowers to gift a family member. The easiest thing to do is to just buy their favourites. If you don’t know them, then what you choose depends on a lot of things. Is it just a random gift you are bringing as you visit them? Or is it for a special holiday like mother’s day? Carnations, either red or pink, are good for gifting mothers on their special day. So are gerbera daisies. For other holidays or regular visits, orchids are also suitable. So are the red poinsettia and paperwhites.
Flowers for Funerals or Sick Loved Ones
Even during sad times, flowers are needed too. During funerals, we bring flowers to express our condolences. When a loved one is sick, we bring flowers to restore hope and wish them a speedy recovery. Be very sure not to confuse flowers for the two occasions though, you might be communicating a very wrong and inappropriate message unknowingly.
For funerals and people who are grieving, it is generally considered inappropriate to give them flower arrangements of bright flowers as this is not a happy occasion. White flowers, lilac, or pale yellow flowers can do for funerals. These can be daisies, lilies, or chrysanthemums. For a sick loved one, it’s important to get flowers that express hope rather than sadness. Marigolds, irises, tulips, or gladioli will do.
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