When sending flowers or planning for a special occasion that will involve flowers, you can add to the symbolism and the enjoyment by choosing flowers according to their special meanings. There are many flowers in a variety of colors, shapes, and textures with unique meanings that can be found during any season.
When it comes to a wedding, some great flowers to include in the bouquet include the lily, the carnation, the ivy, the red rose, and the lime. The lily represents purity, the carnation represents love that is pure and deep, ivy symbolizes fidelity, the red rose means “I love you,” and the lime symbolizes conjugal bliss. The bachelors’ button, which symbolizes hope, and the honeysuckle, which represents generous and devoted affection, are also good choices for a wedding bouquet.
Of course, there are many occasions to use flowers besides a wedding. When sending a bouquet of flowers to a person to congratulate her on a new job or promotion, buttercup can be a good choice, as it represents riches. After meeting someone new and wishing to let him know how special the meeting was, sweet pea flowers can be a great choice, as they represent meeting. Alternatively, if you wish to remind that person of the time you spent together and how special it was, forget-me-not flowers, which mean "do not forget," are a great choice.
If telling a person that you care for her, marigold flowers can be a great selection, as they represent sacred affection. When letting someone know that you feel the same way toward him as he does towards you, jonquil flowers symbolize affection that is returned. To let someone know you think she is beautiful or to thank her for her kindness, a bouquet of camellia flowers, which represent perfect loveliness and gratitude, is a great choice. On the other hand, perhaps jasmine, which symbolizes grace and elegance, is a better choice.
Of course, the colors of certain flowers are also meaningful. Various colors of the rose, in particular, have special meanings behind them. A rose that is red represents true love, while a coral rose symbolizes desire. Orange means excitement, fascination, and enthusiasm, and a pink rose means grace, gentleness, and elegance. To represent modesty and friendship, a light peach rose should be selected. A white rose symbolizes innocence, purity, youth, and spiritual love.