Flowers are the fascinating kingdom of Mother Nature, a kingdom where bright colors, original shapes, and the most unexpected scents conquer the heart and the well-being of the spirit. It may be for this reason that giving flowers for a special occasion or to surprise someone is always an appreciated and welcome gesture, no matter what the occasion, both for men and for women. But which special occasion floral gift is presented? How to orient yourself in the choice according to the occasions? Below is a mini-guide for you, to always give the right flower!
Every occasion (or almost) has its beautiful flower, the most suitable one to give and above all the colors that according to the Flower Etiquette it is good to know and respect. Let’s find out which ones it is to make a great impression on the occasions that matter.
The flowers to give to the new mother when a little baby is born are the most delicate flowers, those whose scents are not so intense as to disturb the mother or the child. The best for the occasion? Roses and tulips, whose smell is sweet and pleasant.
Tradition has it that the flowers to be given for baptism must be white but for some time now the trend of giving pink or blue flowers, depending on the sex of the child has also taken hold. So the choice is yours!
The flowers to be given on the occasions of the religious sacraments of communion and confirmation must be white, a symbol of purity and chastity. Usually, on these occasions, the most suitable flowers to give are lilies, calla lilies, lilies and roses.
The orange flowers are by definition the perfect floral gift for a wedding. How do make them amazing? Having them delivered to the bride and groom the evening before the wedding or when they return home on the wedding day, two important moments, ideal for a sweet and unexpected thought. Don’t want to give away traditional orange blossoms? You can opt for calla lilies, jasmine, violets, or white roses.
There is no suitable flower for the anniversary of the silver or gold wedding. What matters is that the bouquet you will give must be accompanied by a beautiful gold or silver bow respectively.
Is it the birthday or the name day of a loved one and you want to give a bouquet of flowers? Also for this occasion, there is no one flower or one color more suitable than another. What matters are two things: being able to satisfy the tastes of the birthday boy or girl and surprise him with a creative, effective presentation that he will not easily forget.
In case the flowers are for a degree, you have several choices: you can give a bouquet of flowers of the specific color of the faculty or you can opt for red, the color of the degree. Alternatively, however, you can also give a bouquet of flowers of different colors, bright and cheerful, capable of expressing the happiness and enthusiasm of the moment.
Have you been hosted for a short stay at the home of relatives or friends? Do you want to surprise them and thank them for their availability and kindness? After you take your leave, have them deliver a plant or a bouquet of flowers, the ones that possibly meet the tastes of the hosts.
What if you’ve been invited to lunch or dinner? Again, there is no specific flower to give as a gift. The golden rule is that your gift must meet the tastes of the hosts. A very nice idea can be to have them delivered to them before lunch or dinner, so that they can use them as a centerpiece for the occasion, or after you leave, preferably accompanied by a thank you card.
After the time when purple reigned supreme, today in the case of condolences and funerals, more and more often you opt for white bouquets, garlands, or crowns, even if the person who passed away is not young. This is because the white (or in any case clear) flowers convey sensations of delicacy, tenderness, and sweetness for those who are no longer there.