Want to learn the proper flower etiquette in every occasion? Read on and follow these tips to learn how to leave a lasting impression!
Tips and Guides For Proper Flower Etiquette [Infographic]
We all know that flowers are the perfect way to show our affection. Whether we present bouquets or single flowers, it is a great reminder that we are thinking of our recipient. In every special occasion, such has Valentine’s day, birthday or anniversaries, always choose a flower that means or symbolizes your relationship and don’t forget that proper message. Even during sickness and funerals, there is also the proper flower and arrangement. Examine the infographic below and learn the proper flower etiquette.
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The 411 On Flower Etiquette
Florists love to remind: 90% of surveyed sweethearts consider flowers the most sophisticated gesture of friendship or love. The flower industry and its etiquette are difficult to navigate: each bouquet can be interpreted by species, colors and occasion.
Take a minute to crack the flower code with these 6 tips:
1. Take Advantage When The Floral Industry Isn’t In Full Bloom
- 30% of annual U.S. flower purchases are for “No Special Occasion”.
- 4/5 Women say they prefer getting unexpectedly.
- 70% of annual U.S. flower purchases take place over 5 holidays :
- – Christmas/Hanukkah
- – Mother’s Day
- – Valentine’s Day
- – Easter/Passover
- – Thanksgiving
2. Keep Your Flower Messages Unmixed
- To a co-worker: Daisies provide cheer
- To an ill friend: Marigolds affirm resilience
- For a girlfriend: Dahlias admire elegance
- For a boyfriend: Orchids commend virility
- For a husband or wife: Forget Me Nots declare true love
- For a parent: Honeysuckles acknowledge devotion
3. For Major Events, Shop With Meaning In Mind
- For a baby’s birth: Irises promote goodness
- For a graduation: Gardenias with luck
- For a wedding: Orchids witness love
- For a funeral: Lilies restore peace
4. Impress Your Date With A Bouquet Fact Breakdown
- Tulip: In 17th century Holland, speculators drove tulip prices so high a single bulb could sell for 10x the yearly salary of a skilled tradesman.
- Lotus: Egyptians held lotus to be sacred because they can lie dormant for years during drought and rise again with rainfall.
- Dandelion: 1 cup of dandelion greens provides more vitamin A than a chicken liver.
- Crocus: In order to get 1 lb of the precious spice saffron workers must hand pick fibers from 80,000 saffron crocuses
- Thistle: Scotland’s national flower, wild thistle saved the Scots by stalling the brutal and barefoot Viking invasion of Scotland.
- Orchid: Originating from the Greek orkhis, meaning test1cle, the Ancient Greeks believed eating orchid tubers would help them produce sons.
5. Crack The Rose Color Code
43% of Valentine’s roses sold last year were red:
- Red says: “You’re my true love”
- Blue says: “You are a “mystery to me”
- White says: “This is eternal love” or “I’m happy to be silent with you”
- Black says: “Death has separated us” or “I hate you”
- Yellow says: “We’re friends” or I’m betraying you”
- Pink says: “You’re full of grace”
- Lavender (or a thornless rose) says: “This is love at first sight”
6. Armed With This Flower Guide, Skip Professional Florists And Save More
$9 vs $36: The average floral purchase at the supermarket is $9.
4x more at professional florist shops.
The U.S. floriculture industry is worth $32.6 billion.
That’s nearly 5x more than the $6.9 billion U.S lawn and garden industry.
Americans annually spend $6.2 billion on cut flowers alone.
With even exotic tropical flowers found in grocery aisles next to gossip magazines and gum, it’s no wonder Americans spend more on fresh cut flowers than on their own gardens. Choosing an arrangement from such abundance is confusing, but also more fun.
Next time you’re shopping for blooms for a loved one, consider how to make an even more thoughtful statement by building a bouquet with meaning in mind.
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