Floral arrangements really are the perfect gift for any occasion. There have even been studies done on the correlation between the presence of plants and positive mood. But do you ever wonder what variety of flowers are appropriate to extend as gifts for specific occasions? It’s a common question, and one our florists here at Belle Fiori often hear from our Milwaukee area clients. While we believe any type of flower can brighten someone’s day, we’re always happy to direct our clients towards what we feel will be the best arrangement for any particular event or occasion. The main advice we give our clients however, is to think about the recipient and go with your gut when choosing an arrangement. Have a sister who’s a little quirky? Why not assemble a bouquet made up of a variety of eclectic blooms? A grandmother who just loves the brightness of the color yellow? We’ll create her a beautiful arrangement of timeless and elegant yellow roses. It truly is our privilege to work with you to create something your loved ones will enjoy.
Still don’t trust your gut? Check out these suggestions on occasion appropriate florals…
Wedding-Seasonal flowers would be the best option. Pale, delicate flowers may work better in the spring while dark, rich coloured flowers would work for fall.
Anniversary-Surprise is the key here. Again, seasonal flowers are the best bet. As for gifting flowers to friends and relatives on the occasion of their anniversary, try something that fits in with their personalities. Whatever it is, make sure to add a personal touch to the flowers.
Birthday-Anything bright and colorful would be appropriate. Using the birthday person’s favorite flower is always a good idea!
Christmas-Popular Christmas flowers include the Christmas cactus with its green leaves and pink or red flowers, holly with green leaves and red berries and poinsettia plants with green leaves and red or white flowers, Christmas Amaryllis & more.
Easter-White Zantedeschia aethiopica (Calla Lily), white Roses, white standard Carnations, and lime green Euphorbia robbiae.
Thanksgiving-Chrysanthemums, gerbera daisies, roses, carnations, alstroemeria, lilies, wheat, solidago, monte casino, marigolds.
Halloween-A combination of the traditional jack-o-lantern with trendy flower bouquets.
Valentine’s Day-Valentine’s Day Roses- Various shades of red, bright whites and yellow.
Father’s Day-A bunch of blooming roses or some sturdy and long-lasting tropical flowers
Mother’s Day-Carnations, Scented narcissi, lily of the valley (Convallaria) and all Mother’s Day Flowers other than Carnations.
New Baby-Brightly colored flowers are a perfect way to introduce the new born to our world. Try sending some of the most jovial flower gift and lively bouquets to give a warm welcome to the little one.
Sympathy-Gladiolas, White Carnations and White Daisies.
Get Well-Bright cheery flowers, usually dark red or yellow with innovative vases or healthy gourmet basket.
Housewarming-Simple beauty never goes out of style. Just a bunch of fresh flowers in a vase filled with water as an add on to any other gift would look elegant.
Graduation-Bunch of lilies of different colors. A combination of red, yellow and blue would look spectacular.