Most married men can tell you about the joys of organizing a wedding. Hours and hours of discussions about wedding cakes, the panic attacks and stress about the dress, finding gifts for her to get for the bridesmaids, finalizing the wedding breakfast menu – it seems like a never-ending list of tasks, and many are left wondering whether it’s all worth it in the long run.
But one issue that doesn’t need to be added to the pre-wedding stress is the ordering of the wedding flowers.
Contrary to popular belief, a lot of men are more than capable of coming up with some very tasteful floral designs for weddings, so this is an issue that shouldn’t be simply left to the bride to decide upon. Years of buying Interflora flowers has given many men a well-rounded education in being a florist and the groom is a resource that should be used by the stressed out bride!
And most men will also be in the ideal place of knowing what kind of flowers their bride prefers, having suffered her wrath on any occasions when a wrong choice was made in the past.
However for the benefit of those men who still aren’t sure what kind of flowers their loved one likes the best, and for the ladies who are wondering what their wedding flowers will say to their guests, here is a brief guide to the meanings of different flowers:
- Red carnations – You’re a bit flashy and like to show off
- Daisies – You’re sweet and innocent
- Yellow tulips – You’re hopelessly in love
- Red roses – You’re burning with passion and lust
- Hyacinths – You’re sincere and honest
- Marigolds – You aspire to be wealthy
- Orchids – You’re all about aesthetics and beauty
Of course there are thousands of flowers that you might choose from to decorate your wedding venue and the above interpretations of flower meanings are by no means universal! The best policy is to go with your heart and choose something that means a lot to you both as a couple –that way the way anyone else decides to interpret your flower choices shouldn’t really matter!
And choosing flowers shouldn’t be left to one half of the couple and not the other. While brides do often have the strongest opinions on floral matters, plenty of men will have spent many hours in their local florists drumming up great anniversary gifts, so definitely use their expertise!