Picking The Right Flowers

How to choose the right flowers for the right occasion

Picking out the right kind of flowers for different occasions can be quite a challenging task. What kind of flowers to get, or what color should they be or what form they should be in i.e. hand bunch or basket or vase etc. Many such factors must be taken into consideration before making a final choice of what bouquet to be sent. Some flowers and colors have different symbolisation and knowing these could be quite helpful in knowing what would be the right kind of bouquet to be sent.

Birthdays, being the most common occasion for sending flowers can have a wide variety of flowers to be sent. For a general birthday anything bright and cheerful in any form could be sent and would be well appreciated. For milestone birthdays such as 25 years or 50 years etc special colors like red and gold and silver can be added to the bouquets. Even number of flowers can signify the occasion for example a 60th birthday could have 60 roses of any color or maybe 59 of red color and 1 of white to symbolise the 60 years of life. Any flower goes for birthday. Be it roses, carnations, to lilies, orchids, calla lillies, hydrangea’s to name a few.

Anniversaries and Wedding bouquets are another occasion where flowers are sent and you can never go wrong with reds and pinks with a primary focus on roses which are a complete fail safe option. Avoid sending yellows or any such off beat color. Lilies can be a good option in this case as they have a very delicate feel and a very classy look that can enhance your bouquet.

New Borns are easy to send for. You can use pinks for girls and shades of whites and blues for a boy and can add balloons and stuffed toys of the said colors to give an additional celebration touch to the bouquet. Adding Chocolates to them could enhance the overall gift. Orchids, Roses, Carnations etc all go well with these. Adding some chrysanthemums to give a more fuller look can add more depth and beauty to your bouquet.

Funerals, Condolences whilst not a very celebratory occasion, one can send flowers to comfort the grieving ones and flowers such as pale yellows, whites etc are a good choice. Sending wreaths to a funeral home are one of the few options that many do opt for. Fragrant flowers are also an option such as tuberoses or oriental lilies which emit a soft fragrant that can fill up a room in no time.

Valentines Day or sending flowers to someone who you like, sends a strong message by sending red or pink flowers to the special someone. Gifts have their place but flowers speak a more direct language of love in this particular field. When you speak of love the only color that comes to mind is red and the only flower that comes to mind is rose. Red Roses adding with a touch of white gypsophila or white chrysanthemums can give a beautiful touch to the bouquet. Long Stemmed roses is a must in this matter.

Thank you flowers to thank someone for their help or assistance have to be a more personal touch. Knowing what the receiver would like helps convey a personal message and having a hand written card adds to character to the bouquet and passing on the message in a more personal tone. The bouquet need not be huge or exaggerated but something small but with classy flowers will certainly convey the message elegantly.

As such a few occasions have been highlighted and one can never go wrong with sending soothing and cheerful colors for any such occasion. Extreme contrasting colors are also a good choice but only for certain occasions such as birthdays or anniversaries or sending a congratulations message across.

Choosing the correct color combination is primary than to choosing the flower. Once you have a good color combination then the flower aspect becomes secondary and if you get both right then you have one beautiful bouquet that is sent across to your loved one.

I have highlighted some basic options for sending flowers and you can experiment with the bouquets and see for yourself what really defines your style and persona.

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