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How To Choose Perfect Flowers For Every Occasion

Updated: Nov 9, 2021

Flower delivery is a powerful gift. Flowers symbolise love, friendship, gratitude, joy and more. Understanding what flowers mean will make it easy for you to send the perfect bouquet to someone on any occasion: birthdays, funerals, graduation, weddings, engagements, anniversaries and other occasions.



Flower language is a form of communication that uses floral gifts to send messages. Of course, the meaning behind these messages depend on the type of flower presented. Our online flower shop has different flowers with different meanings, so choose the correct flower and send it with a message to your loved one. In this blog post, we will explore the meaning of flower delivery and the significance of the most common flowers.


What do specific flowers represent?

Sunflowers may symbolise adoration and bring happiness along with signalling the start of cosy autumn and Christmas looming in the distance. Alstroemerias are a symbol of prosperity but also friendship. Gerberas represent cheerfulness and smiles, adding a pop of vibrant colours in each flower bouquet.


Calla Lily and amaryllis are typically associated with beauty, while anthurium represents hospitality and aster is a symbol of elegance and daintiness. Sweet William is a flower representing gallantry, carnation is for fascination and the stunning peony is the ultimate symbol of happy life and happy marriage. It is perfect for your idyllic wedding bridal bouquet.


Tulips declare love and hydrangeas are the symbol of heartfelt emotions; they make a statement in each flower bouquet or arrangement. Orchids, on the other hand, represent exotic beauty and refinement. They make for the perfect flower or plant gift to someone close to you.


Finally, the rose is of course the great symbol of love. Unsurprisingly, the colour of the rose plays a huge role. Red roses say “I love you”; white roses represent purity and a fresh start; pink roses are for happiness; yellow roses symbolise friendship; and orange roses signal a new relationship. The symbolism of the rose also depends on the number. Three roses say that you love the recipient’s company; six roses symbolise that you are on the way to love; twelve roses are used to say “be mine”; and a Magnificent bouquet of baby roses mean that your love is limitless.


A flower bouquet for every special occasion

All these flowers are a great way to express your feelings and by now you are wondering where to buy flowers near me? Our online flower shop offers a range of flower bouquets and flower boxes that are perfect for every occasion.


Birthday flower gifts include roses, carnations and gerberas. It’s important that you pick the flower gift that matches the recipient’s personality. If it’s the birthday of your other half, our recommendation is to go for our Passion or Carousel. If it’s your special friend’s birthday, the Fabulous Friend or the Birthday Whispers are the perfect choice. Your mum will surely be ecstatic to receive our Birthday Marble or Birthday Bloom on her special day.


Red or pink roses are a fail-safe for your anniversary as they represent love and passion. Anniversary flowers are perfect as a flower bouquet or in a beautiful flower hat box such as our Royal or Celebration flower gifts. Flower delivery is also a great for someone you’re dating as they show the recipient that you’re thinking of them.


Funeral flowers are typically sent to the church for the funeral service. The size and style can vary but the most common options are a sympathy arrangement, a flower wreath or a flower cross. Sympathy flowers like our In Our Thoughts or Comfort can also be sent to the home of the grieving family to show them that you care.


Flower delivery of a boxed flower arrangement, with many options to personalise it and make it your own, is the safest choice to wish your loved ones get well soon or simply to say Thank You or Congratulations. Our flower shop also offers an exclusive selection of new baby flowers, with options for both boys and girls. Our flower delivery service will bring your flowers straight to the recipient’s doorstep.


Flowers are also a perfect gift idea for your mum and dad, friends, brothers and sisters on special occasions. Our team of florists make sure to create exclusive flower gift collections for Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Father’s Day, Christmas and Easter. Make sure to check them out if you are looking for a thoughtful gesture to show your love, gratitude and appreciation!


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