Choosing the Right Anniversary Flower

Post by: Kota Kinabalu Florist

Its that time of the year again.

Your wedding anniversary is just around the corner and you’re planning to buy some flowers. To compliment this special occasion, why not put extra effort into choosing the right one.

Here are things to consider when choosing the right anniversary flower for your significant other.

Symbolism in Flowers

Flowers are symbolic and each flower represents something unique.

Throughout history, flowers have been used to convey meaning in a symbolic manner. This can be based upon its colour and background, or external influences like personal preferences and special occasions.

This post will be centred on the symbolic meaning of flowers and different ways you can choose your anniversary flower based on its symbolism.

PS: our flower store only carry the following flowers (rose, gerbera, lily, sunflower) due to limited choices from our local producers. 

Milestone Year

The classic route to anniversary flower picking.

The milestone year flower is a good way to show how much you acknowledge your partner for being by your side.

Every milestone year is different so always consult your florist before buying your flowers. For instance, Pansy’s usually represent 1st wedding anniversaries. Daisies and Daffodils are associated with the 5th and 10th respectively.

However due to the limited choices from our flower store, we encourage you to gift the preferred choice of your partner. You can't go wrong with rose ;)

The Colour

Flowers convey expression through their colour.

Different colours illustrate different expressions and this can be transmitted through flowers. Red flowers represent passion, yellow shows trust and respect and blue flowers embodies serenity.

There’s a plethora of different coloured flowers to choose from so choose wisely! You wouldn’t want to convey the wrong message now would you. You could also choose the flower based off your partners favourite colour and use its meaning as a tag line.

Lastly, try mixing the colours up and see what you can come up with. Be sure to arrange the flowers orderly to give your bouquet an aesthetic look.  

Unique Moments with Your Partner

Choose a flower based on one of your unique experiences together.

Why not choose the same flowers you gave your partner on your first date. Or maybe you had a great vacation together in Japan, the country of Cherry Blossoms and Chrysanthemums.

Picking a flower based on your moments together will be memorable as it shows how much you cherish your time alongside your partner. It’s also an attentive form of flower picking that can help you and your partner relive a moment together.

Don’t Forget the Card!

The card that goes with your bouquet says a lot.

Receiving a heartfelt message from your loved one can be more satisfying than the flower itself. It represents how much thought you’ve put into the relationship and is a good final touch to add to your bouquet.