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Buying flowers for your loved ones can be a bit confusing; with so many different types and assortments, it's hard to know which one they'll like. It doesn't take a lot of money to any kind of floral-knowledge to impress your girlfriend, mum or the special lady in your life. A few easy-to-remember points in this article is all you need.
Best flower assortments
If you're not really fussed about the meaning of the flowers and just want to grab a quick bouquet, then these are great choices.
The Princess Diaries
Gourmet Strawberry and Donut Bouquet
Best Day Bouquet
Sweet & Pretty Bouquet
Best flowers for Valentine's
Truly Stunning Bouquet
Two Dozen Long Stemmed Red Roses
Best flowers for birthdays
Adorable Strawberries and Cream
Birthday Brights Bouquet
Smiles & Sunshine
The Happy Blooms Basket
Best flowers for weddings and anniversaries
Fairtrade Mass of Mixed Roses
Sweet Nothings Bouquet
Light of My Life Bouquet
Emerging Sunset Passions
Guide to colours
- White. Camellia, jasmine, sweet pea, rose, stephanotis, gardenia, narcissus, lily, snowdrop and orchid.
- Pink. Peony, rose, sweet pea, ranunculus, tulip, carnation, lily, protea and boronia.
- Lavender. Lilac, delphinium, anemone, lavender, hydrangea, iris and statice.
- Yellow. Sunflower, daffodil, tulip, lily, gerbera and freesia.
- Red. Poinsettia, dahlia, gerbera, rose and amaryllis.
- Know the season. The season plays a big part in your decision, particularly if you are conscious of your budget. Non-seasonal flowers may be flown in; this raises the price and complexity significantly. A few of the well-known, flowers are listed below, together with their season – considering there could be climate differences based on where you reside in the world.
Essential Guide to Flowers
- Spring flowers. Daffodil, anemone, amaryllis freesia, lily, gerbera, stephanotis, orchid, sweet pea and ranunculus.
- Flowers used in summer. Carnation, anthurium, chrysanthemum, lily, gypsophila, magnolia, rose, sunflower and peony.
- Autumn flowers. Aster, agapanthus, clematis, hosta, passion flower, daisy, pinks and hydrangea.
- Winter flowers. Iris, pansy, euphorbia, tulip, snowdrop, nerine, camellia and poinsettia.
- All year round flowers. Gypsophila, carnation, protea, tulip, orchid and rose – even though this list will differ by region.
How to find the best flowers for your wedding day
Flowers are an essential touch to any wedding, as each bride wants her big event to be the most unforgettable. Your selection of flowers and the arrangements must reflect the couple's personality and taste. Keep in mind that there aren't wrong or right options when choosing your wedding flowers. The choice is yours, because your preferences play the most significant part.
Here are some tips to help you pick out the best flowers for your wedding;
- Read gardening books and bridal magazines. In case you don't have any ideas at all, you can borrow ideas from others sources such as magazines. You can also consider visiting a greenhouse or botanical garden in your area where flowers are exhibited, and feel the flowers.
- Understand the meaning of flowers. Understand the diverse flower meanings, as it can help you make a choice easily. Certain flowers symbolise different meanings and could portray your marriage better than others breeds.
- Evaluate your budget. It's best if you know exactly the amount of money you want to invest in flowers before starting any plans. You can visit your florist and possibly discuss your budget and work within its bracket.
- Flower colours. Colour plays a major role in the decision making process. The colours used need to complement the wedding dress, the outfits of the entire bridal party and wedding theme. Colours are chosen based on the availability of the flowers in every season, which allows you the best deal in terms of price.
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