The Best Types of Flowers for Significant Events

When planning an event to celebrate a special occasion, don’t forget the flowers. Fresh florals are beautiful, fragrant, natural decor perfect for taking any indoor or outdoor event from ordinary to extraordinary. Whether it’s a retirement party, charity function, or special anniversary, gorgeous floral arrangements are the most important part. For proof, take a look at just a few of the ways flowers make everything better. 

  • Flowers create an idyllic and magical atmosphere.
  • Flowers are welcoming, warm, and wow guests with their beauty.
  • Flowers make any venue more polished and elegant.
  • Flowers evoke feelings of happiness, joy, cheer, and positivity.
  • Flowers make guests feel special and valued.

Flowers also have secret messages that give special occasions even more significance. When deciding which blooms to include in your next event, make sure you consider their specific meaning. 

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Tips for Choosing the Perfect Flower Arrangements for Your Next Event

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Best Flowers for a Retirement Party

Retiring after working for decades is definitely worth celebrating, and a great way to observe this noteworthy moment is with a big retirement bash. There are multiple ideas and themes for retirement parties, such as a golf theme, fishing theme, beach theme, bingo, or trivia theme based on the retiree’s life. Select a party theme that reflects the retiree’s character, likes, and hobbies. Once you’ve decided on a theme, choose fresh flowers that match in color and decor, or select blooms like daffodils, calla lilies, daisies, and white carnations, which symbolize new beginnings. 

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Best Flowers for a 60th Birthday

Turning the big “6-0” is a big deal and calls for celebrating with an epic party. Reaching this milestone age is known as a “diamond jubilee,” representing a significant achievement. In Chinese culture, turning 60 indicates the completion of all cycles of the Chinese zodiac, so the celebrant is back in their birth zodiac, ready to start a new life cycle. 

To capture the significance of a 60th birthday, include plenty of fresh flowers to elevate the venue’s look and feel and enhance the ambiance. The best florals for a 60th birthday are a bouquet of gorgeous red roses and beautiful, exotic orchids that symbolize love, good luck, and good things to come.

If you’re looking for ideas on how to celebrate someone’s 60th birthday, focus on the guest of honor’s favorite foods and music or favorite restaurant for a venue. Important tips include celebrating the person and not their age, avoiding generic, store-bought cheap decorations, and focusing on making the guest of honor feel loved and appreciated by celebrating their accomplishments, life, and admirable qualities.

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Best Flowers for a Milestone Anniversary

Celebrating being with someone for a significant number of years is beautiful, especially if it’s a milestone number of years, such as 25 or 50. Adding flowers to honor such an important event will make it shine, sparkle, and radiate with love and romance. If it’s a 25th anniversary you’re celebrating, you have a variety of flowers to choose from. For example, you can have the blooms which symbolically represent your anniversary year, which is the iris, include silver accents which is the color for the 25th anniversary, or have your favorite flowers. For a 50th anniversary, select yellow roses and violets, or your favorite blooms, with gold accents.  

Party ideas for a 25th wedding anniversary include a silver-themed fete, a theme representing the decade they got married, or an elegant black-and-white party with silver enhancements. And be sure to add flowers that symbolize love and romance, such as lilies, which represent happiness and positivity; orchids for good luck, love, and strength; roses for romantic love, beauty, and passion; and gladiolus, which denotes infatuation.

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Best Flowers for Celebration of Life Events

Honoring the memory of a deceased loved one is a fundament part of nearly every culture and is done in various ways. A relatively new practice in the U.S. is the “Celebration of Life” ceremony. Unlike traditional funerals, a celebration of life ceremony has no set rituals. They are less formal but more cheerful as good memories and good times of the deceased are celebrated and shared with others. A typical celebration of life ceremony includes music, dancing, an open bar, a brightly-colored dress code, and plenty of storytelling.

When selecting flowers for a Celebration of Life event, there are no set rules, so an excellent place to start is with the favorite flower or color of the person being celebrated. With a celebration of life, you don’t have to stick with white or muted florals. Instead, have bright and cheery blooms paired with fragrant flowers such as tuberose, stargazer lilies, and honeysuckle to brighten the mood of the event and fill the senses with joy.

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Whether a big event or a small one, important life occasions deserve to be celebrated and definitely deserve flowers. Besides adding festive color and a lovely fragrance, fresh blooms make any space more cheerful and aesthetically captivating. Florals beautify, enhance, lift people’s moods, and make everyone feel special and valued. For your next event, contact Walter Knoll Florist – Weddings & Events to make it memorable and amazing.