Wedding Flowers Symbolic Meanings

February 5th, 2016

Did you know wedding flowers can talk? Perhaps they do not speak verbally, but their color and the type of flower you choose for your bouquet can convey a number of messages to people in the know, from love to friendship to unrequited love. If you are picking out flowers for your upcoming wedding, it is fun to pick flowers which send a message to all who view them. Perhaps your guests will not know what your flower choice says, but it is fun to have a small detail such as this to divulge, and an excellent answer for all those asking you why you chose the flowers you chose. If you are curious what flowers have to say to you, then just read on for the answers.

 

Anemones

Anemones stand for expectation, such as the expectation that you and your partner will have a happy, fulfilling life together. They are a moderately-priced flower, great for bouquets and arrangements. They bloom in mid-fall to early spring, depending on the species. These beautiful flowers tend to bloom in either single or double blossoms and have no scent. This makes them perfect for people with certain types of allergies.

 

Chrysanthemum

Mums are another beautiful wedding flower. They stand for wealth, abundance and truth, all things which a newly-wed couple need. They are also incredibly beautiful and come in a variety of shades. These big, full blossoms are best for bouquets and arrangements and they are in-season all year long. As a bonus, they are also quite inexpensive and versatile as there are several varieties in various sizes and shapes.

 

Gardenias

Gardenias are flowers of purity and joy. They are very fragrant, so be careful if you have problems with flower scents. However, they are also beautiful and will make your wedding pop. These fragrant flowers are best for bouquets and boutonnieres. They are quite expensive so use them sparingly. However, they are available year round.

 

What types of flowers to buy for your wedding is a very important decision. However, it is equally important to listen to what messages your flowers send. Even if no one else understands the symbolism you have chosen, you will know and it will mean something for you and your partner. Also, if you need a wonderful place to buy your flowers, you can find wedding decoration piece at Koch. Their prices cannot be beat.

Wedding Planning Mistakes You DON’T Have to Make

December 18th, 2015

Planning a wedding is a lot like steering a small boat through a stormy sea. It is stressful, and there are plenty of things that can go wrong and mistakes which can be made by even the most vigilant brides and grooms. If you are not careful, you can easily be steered off course, and find yourself trying to navigate your wedding plan out of a snarl. Use this article as your guide, and you will be ready for the mistakes that will inevitably crop up off the port bow.

 

Research and Budgeting Are Your Friends

 

When you first begin planning a wedding, the temptation is to jump right in and get started. However, this is not a good idea. It is important to do some budgeting first. This way, you know what you can and cannot afford, and how much money you can spend on each task or item. A spreadsheet or chart can be helpful here. That way you will have your information spread out in an orderly fashion. Then you can research to see how much things actually cost and adjust the budget accordingly.

 

Choose Your Guest List First

 

Some brides and grooms think that picking a venue is the first step in wedding planning. After all, venues fill up fast, and it is important to reserve quickly, right? Wrong. While venues do quickly become unavailable, it is much more important to pick your guest list first. Many venues have nonrefundable contracts. This means that you will be stuck with a venue that no longer fits the size of your wedding party.

 

Give Yourself A Break

 

The temptation is there to constantly focus on the wedding, to be crunching numbers and thinking about the guest list even while at dinner with your fiancé. This is not a good thing to do, and you will only end up stressing yourself out more. Take one night a week off to relax. That way you will not wake yourself up talking in your sleep about whether you ordered enough flowers for everyone in the bridal party.

 

Your wedding should be a time of joy. It is your day, and it is special. And now that you have some idea of the mistakes you can encounter in the planning stages, you can sail through your wedding and have the day you have always dreamed about.

Sending Flowers to Men: What You Need To Know

February 2nd, 2015

Flowers are a symbol of love and affection and all humans like to feel loved and cared for regardless of their sex. In recent studies, it has been shown that men love to receive flowers as much as women do. The attention indicated by getting flowers regardless of what the event is will definitely put a smile on that special person’s face. Whether it is your dad, brother, boyfriend, husband or friend, flowers are a great gift idea on several occasions. Valentine’s Day, Father’s day, Congratulations, Get-well-soon, Birthdays and Anniversaries are some of the best occasions to get a man flowers. But is giving a man flowers the same as giving a woman? What do you need to bear in mind when buying flowers for a man?

Sending a quality bouquet

Men differ from women in that they are visual beings and tend to judge the quality of things by what they see. The best flowers to get a man therefore are those with vivid colours like yellow, gold, red and orange. Keep away from purple and pink flowers as much as possible unless the man in question is into these colours. Even if so, mixing in with masculine colours would be ideal in ensuring that the flowers are well received. A good bouquet that would suit any occasion for a man is the red kisses available on Freshflowers.com.au, which come in a manly black pack enclosing a dozen brilliant red roses.

 

Don’t be super girly

A flower arrangement that would please a woman could be met with resistance by a man. When sending a man flowers, settle for exotic or contemporary arrangements. Natural styles are better accepted than fluffy and big designs. Choose flower arrangements that exclude ribbons, bows or any other additional fluff. Simple arrangements are just as beautiful but will appeal more to a man. A phalaenopsis orchid in a glass vessel would be an excellent idea as orchids have strong shapes and the design is simple enough with no fluffy additions that would otherwise deem the arrangement too feminine.

 

Consider a plant

A plant always hits the mark in impressing the recipient, male and female and is perhaps a safe bet for a man. It also lasts a while longer, and can be displayed at work or at home. These make great housewarming gifts too, so opting to have orchids, pines or Poinsettia delivered would certainly be received well by a man. From the boardroom to the home, they won’t look out of place and may be a safer choice for those you’re a little less sure of what flowers to send.

 

What kinds of flowers appeal to men?

Just like women, any type would do but it is best to stick to sturdy flowers that are full of personality to impress. Authuriums, orchids and birds of paradise are great flower choices for any man but that is not to say that other types will not work. The best way to decide is to consult a florist before making any purchase. State clearly that you are looking for flowers for a man and they will surely help you choose the best.

 

If you’re looking for cheap flower delivery in Brisbane then shop at freshflowers.com.au where the florists can prepare custom-made flowers for you depending on the types in season. With same day delivery on some options, and flowers for every occasion, you’re sure to be able to find something for the man in your life, whether its your brother, father, best friend or boyfriend, and they’ll be touched you made the effort to send them something special.

How Bouquets Are Made

May 23rd, 2014

An instructographic by SimplyBridal.

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