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How to choose the perfect flowers for your next special occasion | A Guide with 3 Top Tips By a Sydney Florist.

How to choose the perfect flowers for your next special occasion | A Guide with 3 Top Tips By a Sydney Florist.

Welcome to Floral Desire Studio, Sydney’s standout premium floral service catering to all your floral needs big and small. Come visit us in our studio in the heart of Pyrmont, just outside the Star Casino or browse our gorgeous floral offerings online here.

Stuck for idea’s, or just not sure what you want, speak to one of our friendly and passionate team members about your occasion and they’ll help you with the perfect selection.

Flowers are the perfect gift for any occasion. 

For many, many years now flowers have been the universally chosen gift we choose to give when we want to connect with an emotion. Be it love, affection, joy, happiness, appreciation, romance, apologies or sympathy, gifting flowers are a way to communicate our feelings in the most beautifully elegant manner. The large range of emotions that can be conveyed from the giver to the receiver can be dictated by the selection of blooms, the colour, the type of florals and how the florals have been placed together.

What kind of flowers for what occasion?

When it comes to selecting the perfect bunch for your special occasion it can become a little overwhelming. There are flowers for every occasion, from Birthdays, Anniversaries, Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Weddings and Graduation just to name a few! But, with such a variety of colours and blooms available to you throughout the year, how do you choose the one that is right for you? Do you take into account the receivers’ personal preferences, the season, the meaning behind the type of flower and traditions?

Here are 5 Top Tips when it comes to selecting flowers for your next special occasion. 

When it comes to Birthday Flowers, there is nothing quite like gifting a bunch of their favourite flowers! It’s one of the best things you can gift, they deliver an immediate sense of happiness and joy.

Not sure what their favourite flower is? Perhaps their birth flower could be a great sentimental gift idea. Take a look at the Birth Flower List Below.

1. Select your flowers by birth month.

  • January - Carnation, Snowdrop
  • February - Iris, Violet
  • March - Daffodil
  • April - Daisy, Sweet Pea
  • May - Lily of the Valley
  • June - Honeysuckle, Rose
  • July - Larkspur
  • August - Gladiolus
  • September - Aster
  • October - Marigold
  • November - Chrysanthemum
  • December - Poinsettia

2. Select your flowers by meaning.

The language of flowers, is a language that has been around and recognized for many centuries across the world. Each beautiful flower has a unique and special meaning and is also a representation of an emotion or feeling. Select your next occasion flowers by meaning with our handy flowers meaning list below.

  • Phalaenopsis orchids – Friendship, Joy
  • Tulips – Perfection, Deep Love
  • Banksia – Rebirth, New Beginnings
  • Hydrangea – Gratitude, Grace, Beauty
  • Dahlias – Wealth, Love, Elegance
  • Sunflower – Positivity, Strength, Loyalty
  • Buddleia ( Butterfly Bush ) – Rebirth, Resurrection, New Beginnings
  • Carnation, Snowdrop - Love, Admiration, Fascination
  • Iris, Violet - Faithfulness, Wisdom, Hope
  • Daffodil - New beginnings, Happiness, Joy
  • Daisy, Sweet Pea- Innocence, Purity
  • Lily of the Valley - Love and Appreciation
  • Honeysuckle, Rose - Love, Appreciation, Gratitude
  • Larkspur - Positivity, Levity, Lightness
  • Gladiolus - Strength of character
  • Aster - Affection, Love
  • Marigold - Elegance and Devotion
  • Chrysanthemum - Compassion, Friendship, Joy
  • Poinsettia - Good cheer, Happiness

3. Anniversary Flowers by Years

  • 1st - Carnations - Young passionate love and a promise of commitment.
  • 2nd - Lily of the Valley, Cosmos - Devotion and the purity of your relationship.
  • 3rd - Sunflowers - The strength of your bond, loyalty and fidelity.
  • 4th - Hydrangea - Gratitude and appreciation.
  • 5th - Daisy - Signifies the bond of your marriage and all your shared experiences.
  • 6th - Calla Lily - Growth and beauty of your love and wisdom.
  • 7th - Freesia - Trust and faithfulness.
  • 8th - Lilac - Recalling first emotions and sweetness of your love.
  • 9th - Bird of Paradise - The excitement your relationship contains and many adventures to come.
  • 10th - Daffodil - Simple pleasures that you both share.
  • 11th - Tulip - Declaration of love and deep passion.
  • 12th - Peony - Honour and fortune of a happy relationship.
  • 13th - Chrysanthemum - The abundance of love.
  • 14th - Dahlia, Orchid - Pure affection, understanding and mature charm.
  • 15th - Roses - Strong passionate love and romance.
  • 20th - Aster - Wisdom and good fortune.
  • 25th - Iris - Faith, wisdom and a promise of a happy and long-lasting marriage.
  • 30th - Lily - Magnificence, beauty and devotion.
  • 40th - Gladiolus - Vibrancy and remembrance.
  • 50th - Yellow Roses, Violets - Virtue, humility and faith.

Still stuck for idea’s, or just not sure what you want, speak to one of our friendly and passionate team members about your occasion and they’ll help you with the perfect selection.

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