The best flowers for love, dates and proposals
This is not new news: flowers are romantic. Sending someone flowers is always a loving gesture to let them know you are thinking about them. But what flowers are right for the right occasion? You may automatically jump to roses, but the truth is, when it comes to choosing the right flowers for love and passion, there are more options than you might think.
Flowers for Love
If you’re looking for flowers to tell someone you love them, it’s hard to go wrong. That said, you’ll want to make your gift as personal as possible so your loved one knows you put some thought into it. Are you sending these flowers to your mom to tell her you love her, or your sweetheart, for example?
Carnations are a notoriously underrated flower, despite being affordable and durable and just straight up gorgeous. Carnations mean “I love you,” so they are perfect for someone you need to send a little love. Hot tip: red carnations are the flowers for first wedding anniversaries, so mark your calendars, newlyweds!
The alstroemeria represents friendship and devotion. If you need to remind a friend that you love them and will always be there for them, sending some beautiful alstroemerias – a.k.a. “Peruvian lilies” – their way will certainly do the trick!
Another flower for friendship, send these beautiful blooms to your friends to wish them well and let them know you love them! In Australia, they are known for Mother’s Day because the nickname of these flowers are “mums.” Send them to your mom any day of the year if you want to remind her you love her!
Flowers for Romance
Whether the romance is new or old, sending flowers to your boo is a great way to create a spark. If you want to get all romantic up in here, try one of these flowers:
Orchids’ exotic appearance often associates the flower with sexuality… so orchids are a great romantic gesture if you want to take your romance to the next level. Plus, orchids are usually a potted flower, so they are a more long-term gift, like your love!
Duh! Do we even need to explain this one? When you think of romancing someone, you probably already think of red roses. So, send him or her a beautiful bunch of red roses at any moment in your relationship, and your significant other will know what is on your mind.
Flowers for Marriage Proposals
If you are planning to propose, chances are you want the big night to be perfect, down to the last detail. So you can’t forget to have flowers on hand! If you are looking for a good flower to have around when you propose, try:
Tulips are some of the most romantic flowers, but red tulips specifically are representative of perfect love. Even though no relationship is perfect, having red tulips in your proposal lets your future wife know that you think the two of you together is perfection!
Wait, weren’t red roses already on this list? Guilty as charged – but they’re so romantic that they deserve an extra spot. Especially if you already tend to give your honey red roses when you want to remind her that you love her, using them when you propose will remind her of all the good times you’ve already had together.
Their favourite flower
This seems like a no-brainer, but think about it. Do you know her favourite flower? You are about to agree to spend the rest of your life with this person, so you better find out what their favourite is ASAP if you don’t already know! Then, run out a grab a bouquet of them – your lady will be touched you put in the effort.
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