Flower options for your wedding, Bar Mitzvah, Bat Mitzvah, quinceniera or sweet 16, event and – or special celebration

Congratulations! You are engaged!

You are now on your wonderful yet often frustrating journey from engagement to wedding.

It is a journey that will take you through many avenues and some forks in the road where you’ll have to stop, consider and choose a path.

The road we’ll take together is the one leading to the “fork in the road” to wedding flowers selection.

Like most brides and grooms, Bar-Bat Mitzvah parents, the parents of a quinceniera or sweet 16, event organizers for a work place or for a special occasion you are probably not a flowers mavens. Yet, all of a sudden you need to consider not only what flowers to use at your wedding, special celebration or event, but also what arrangements, for which designations and whether to use fresh or silk – satin flowers. This is quite a feat.

Hopefully this article will shed some light and help you decide how to proceed.

Today, you can select to proceed to the Fresh Flower road or you may opt for the Silk Flowers road.

Before you decide, however you must weigh the benefits and drawbacks you will encounter on either road traveled.

About Fresh Flowers

Traditionally, fresh flowers dominated the wedding and celebration receptions because the scent of fresh flowers fill the air with sweetness and empower the emotions.

However, fresh flowers are extremely expensive yet fade and wilt after just a few days.

Before you decide, you may wish to consider the following

  • You may host guests who are allergic to fresh flowers. They may spend your wedding sneezing and with red, itchy eyes.
  • You must order fresh flowers long before the wedding date. Yet, by their nature, you cannot see them until the florist brings them to your wedding site. Once done, with no time to spare, whether you like them or not, you are stuck with the bouquets, flower arrangements, and other floral accessories as created by the florist.
  • Fresh flowers do not last long. They fade and wilt. If you want them to become keepsakes, you must have them preserved. Preserving them necessitates getting them to a reliable flower preserver and this is often a costly process.
  • Fresh flowers are seasonal. So, if you are willing to go with flowers that are available at the season of your wedding you may pay less than if you opt for more exotic flowers that are out of season.
  • Many flowers that grow in greenhouses or imported from other parts of the world can be available to you out of season. However, they are often very expensive.
  • Brides and grooms like to know the meanings of the flowers they choose. So we added the ones we know. Additionally the need to know which flowers are seasonal for their wedding date.

    Following is a list of seasonal flowers and some of their meanings.

    AUTUMN

    Calla Lily: Magnificent beauty. Associated with the sixth wedding anniversary.

    Chrysanthemum: Cheerfulness, optimism, rest, truth. Is the birth flower for November.

    Chrysanthemum, red: I love

    Chrysanthemum, white: Truth, loyal love

    Dahlia: Instability. Associated with the fourteenth wedding anniversary

    Daisy: Innocence, loyal love, associated with the fifth wedding anniversary.

    Freesia

    gladiolus: Strength of character, splendid beauty, is the birth flower for August.

    Gypsophila

    Hydrangea

    Iris: Wisdom, faith, hope, valor, is associated with the twenty-fifth wedding anniversary.

    Lily: Purity, modesty, Chinese emblem for mother, associated with the twentieth wedding anniversary.

    Micklemas

    Morning Glory

    Orchid: Love, beauty, refinement, Chinese symbol for many children, long life is associated with twenty-eighth wedding anniversary

    Rose, cabbage: Ambassador of love

    Rose, red: Love

    Rose, pink Grace, beauty

    Rose, yellow: Friendship

    WINTER

    Calla Lily: Magnificent beauty. Associated with the sixth wedding anniversary.

    Carnation: Fascination, distinction, divine love, is the birth flower for January.

    Carnation, pink: A woman’s love, I’ll never forget you, mother’s love

    carnation, red: my heart aches for you, fascination

    Carnation, white: Innocence, faithfulness, sweet and lovely, pure love, ardent love, good luck. And motherhood

    Chrysanthemum: Cheerfulness, optimism, rest, truth. Is the birth flower for November.

    Chrysanthemum, red: I love

    Chrysanthemum, white: Truth, loyal love

    Forsythia

    Freesia

    Gentian

    Gypsophila

    Holly Berries:

    Iris: Wisdom, faith, hope, valor, is associated with the twenty-fifth wedding anniversary.

    Lily: Purity, modesty, Chinese emblem for mother, associated with the twentieth wedding anniversary.

    Orchid: Love, beauty, refinement, Chinese symbol for many children, long life is associated with twenty-eighth wedding anniversary

    Peony: happy life, happy marriage, good health, prosperity. Associated with the twelfth

    Rose, cabbage: Ambassador of love

    Rose, red: Love

    Rose, pink:Grace, beauty

    Rose, yellow : Friendship

    wedding anniversary: Cheerfulness, optimism, rest, truth. Is the birth flower for November

    Snowdrop

    Stephanotis:

    Winter Jasmine

    SPRING

    Amaryllis: Pride

    Apple Bossums: Good fortune

    Azalea

    Bluebell: Constancy

    Broom: Humility
    Calla Lily: Magnificent beauty. Associated with the sixth wedding anniversary.
    Camellia
    Carnation: Fascination, distinction, divine love, is the birth flower for January.

    Carnation, pink: A woman’s love, I’ll never forget you, mother’s love

    carnation, red: my heart aches for you, fascination

    Carnation, white: Innocence, faithfulness, sweet and lovely, pure love, ardent love, good luck. And motherhood
    Cherry Blossom

    Chrysanthemum: Cheerfulness, optimism, rest, truth. Is the birth flower for November.

    Chrysanthemum, red: I love

    Chrysanthemum, white: Truth, loyal love

    Clematis

    Cocus: Cheerfulness

    Dffodil: new beginnings, yet, associated with the tenth wedding anniversary is the birth flower for March.

    Dffodil, bunch: Joy, happiness.

    Daisy: Innocence, loyal love, associated with the fifth wedding anniversary.

    Forsythia

    Freesia

    Heather: wishes will come true.

    Honeysuckle: Bonds of love

    Iris: Wisdom, faith, hope, valor, is associated with the twenty-fifth wedding anniversary.

    Jasmine: Grace

    Lilac

    Lily: Purity, modesty, Chinese emblem for mother, associated with the twentieth wedding anniversary.

    Mimosa

    Orchid: Love, beauty, refinement, Chinese symbol for many children, long life is associated with twenty-eighth wedding anniversary

    Polyanthus

    Primrose: I can’t live without you

    Rhododendron

    Rose, cabbage: Ambassador of love

    Rose, red: Love

    Rose, pink Grace, beauty

    Rose, yellow: Friendship

    Stephanotis

    Tulip, red : My perfect lover, Reclamation of love

    Waxflower

    SUMMER

    Aster: Variety, elegance, daintiness.

    Azalea

    Calla Lily: Magnificent beauty. Associated with the sixth wedding anniversary.

    Carnation: Fascination, distinction, divine love, is the birth flower for January.

    Carnation, pink: A woman’s love, I’ll never forget you, mother’s love

    carnation, red: my heart aches for you, fascination

    Carnation, white: Innocence, faithfulness, sweet and lovely, pure love, ardent love, good luck. And motherhood

    Chrysanthemum: Cheerfulness, optimism, rest, truth. Is the birth flower for November.

    Chrysanthemum, red: I love

    Chrysanthemum, white: Truth, loyal love

    Cornflower: Delicate

    Daisy: Innocence, loyal love, associated with the fifth wedding anniversary.

    Delphinium

    Freesia

    Fuschia

    Gardenia : Ecstasy

    Gladiolus: Strength of character, splendid beauty, is the birth flower for August.

    Heather : Admiration, wishes will come true.

    hollyhock: Ambition, fruitfulness, is associated with the thirteenth wedding anniversary.

    Iris: Wisdom, faith, hope, valor, is associated with the twenty-fifth wedding anniversary.

    Jasmine: Grace

    Larkspur

    Lilac

    Lily: Purity, modesty, Chinese emblem for mother, associated with the twentieth wedding anniversary.

    Lupin

    Marigold

    Orchid: Love, beauty, refinement, Chinese symbol for many children, long life is associated with twenty-eighth wedding anniversary

    Peony: happy life, happy marriage, good health, prosperity. Associated with the twelfth wedding anniversary: Cheerfulness, optimism, rest, truth. Is the birth flower for November

    Rhododendron

    Rose, cabbage: Ambassador of love

    Rose, red: Love

    Rose, pink Grace, beauty

    Rose, yellow: Friendship

    Stock

    Sweatpea

    Sweet William

    ABOUT SILK FLOWERS – SATIN FLOWERS

    Today Silk and satin flowers are becoming more and more popular. With craftsmanship and high quality materials such as silk and satin, and the many applications creative brides and grooms find for them, many couples prefer the artificial flowers for their weddings. Let’s find out why.

  • If you order your silk flowers from a professional, they will most probably look realistic. Some look so realistic in fact that unless you touch them you can not tell the difference. However, even if you spray them to emit the scent of the flower, the scent will evaporate after a while.
  • When you choose silk flowers, you are not depended on the season and can get the flowers you want, in the colors you want, no matter how exotic and pay much less than fresh flowers.
  • Silk or satin flowers will not fade, and will not wilt. Therefore, they become a lifetime keepsake without the trouble and expense of having them preserved. Your bouquet will always look the same as it did the day you walked down the aisle. If they get dusty, you can clean the dust off to restore their color and beauty.
  • Silk flowers are not allergenic and will cause no one to go through your wedding sneezing and with red, itchy eyes.
  • You can have peace of mind and be worry free when you order silk flowers because you can not only order them long before the wedding You are not stuck with the bouquets, flower arrangements, and other floral accessories as created by the designer. You can examine them and you can have corrections and changes made in plenty of time and go to your wedding knowing that your flowers are just as you want them.
  • Some brides feel that silk flowers are “not the real” thing and even when they look too real to be distinguished, when you touch them they just don’t “feel” like real flowers. Other brides prefer silk flowers. The choice is yours. With some information at hand, choose the road you wish to travel and whether it is Real Flowers or Silk Flowers, have a pleasant trip, beautiful wedding and a happy, blessed life together.

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