How to Send the Right Message with Flowers

If you’re looking for a guide on how to send the right message when sending a bouquet of beautiful blooms, then you’ve come to the right place!

The majority of us will all have sent at least one bunch of flowers at some point during our lives. This may have been to a friend on their birthday, to your mum on Mother’s Day or to a partner as a romantic gesture. Fresh blooms make for a great present to gift loved ones, although it is important to think of the message your chosen blooms portray. And when it comes to flowers, there’s plenty of symbolism to consider.

Choosing the right flowers for the right occasion

Online florists are a great place to look if you’re struggling for inspiration. If you’ve ever browsed around online for flowers, you will notice that certain flowers are grouped together under different categories. For example, blooms associated with romantic notions will often feature red or pink flowers including bouquets of roses. Understanding the meaning behind each type of bloom alongside its hue will help you to pick the right bunch for the right occasion.

It’s also good to take into consideration delivery times and processes, as most online florists deliver countrywide on the same day, providing you order before the certain cutoff time. Alternatively, you can rely on next day delivery, while if you opt for letterbox flowers the recipient won’t even need to be at home when they’re delivered as they’ll fit perfectly through the letterbox!

The message of love

Roses are one of the most prevalent choices when it comes to sending flowers to a loved one. They’re available in a variety of hues, with red being the most popular choice if you wish to send Valentine’s Day or engagement message. Red roses are renowned for their deep romantic notions, while yellow roses are symbolic of friendship. That said, yellow roses are also a popular choice if you wish to gift someone celebrating their 50th year of marriage.

28th-anniversary congratulations

Orchids are another crowd pleaser! This flower is a symbol of sophistication and elegance and it is associated with the 28th anniversary of marriage. As cut blooms, they are as equally lovely as they are hardy. As well as sending cut orchids, you may also wish to send the potted variants, as these will likely last that little bit longer. They come in an assortment of colours including pastel hues and brighter shades. Try to pick a hue that you know the recipient will enjoy or alternatively, a shade that will match their interior. Many orchids also make great gifts as they require a limited amount of care and attention.

13th wedding anniversary

If you are looking for a pocket-friendly bloom for a loved one, then consider chrysanthemums. These flowers are often gifted to those celebrating their 13th wedding anniversary as they send a message of faithfulness and fidelity. You may also wish to send these anniversary blooms to a companion, especially if you wish to let them know that you’re there for them if they are going through a difficult time.

Mother’s Day

Another favourite, especially when it comes to budget-friendly options, is the carnation. Despite being reasonably affordable, these blooms have some staying power! They are a great gift to give to your mum on Mother’s Day, as they also symbolise pride. If you’ve just celebrated your first wedding anniversary, sending carnations to your spouse is a great idea too, providing you choose the correct hue as they all have a different meaning. If you wish to send a romantic gesture, you can’t go wrong with red.

I’m sorry

If the message you wish to say is ‘I’m sorry’, flowers are a fine way to show a sincere apology. Traditionally, white flower arrangements – such as a bouquet a white orchid arrangement or a bouquet of white tulips – are hands-down one of the best choices when saying you are sorry. White is a hue that is both symbolic of peace and surrender.

Get well soon

If a loved one is recovering in the hospital or at home, or you are feeling a little bit under the weather yourself, opt for a mixed get well floral arrangement in pastel hues such as green, pink and yellow. Daisies, tulips, and orchids are some of the most prevalent get well soon blooms. These eye-candy blooms are guaranteed to lift a loved one’s spirits.

Thank you

Whether you’re looking to thank a hostess for throwing an event or for a present for someone who has helped you out with a job, flowers are a common means of saying ‘thank you’. If you wish to show appreciation to family, friends, or colleagues, opt for carnations, hydrangeas, camellias and sweet pea flowers in pretty hues of peach, pink, and yellow.

Lily Calyx is our in-house flower whisperer, an expert on all things botanical and an enthusiastic orchids collector. She loves discussing the insights of the secret world of flowers, shares her gardening tips and hacks and moons over the latest additions to Serenata Flowers flower range. Ask Lily anything about flowers and we can guarantee she will have the answer.

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