The Meaning of Flowers in Weddings


If you are getting married, chances are that you may debating which flowers you should use in your wedding. Here, we will take a detailed look at what some of the meanings of certain flowers are, which hopefully might help you narrow down your choices.

Flowers have got their meanings throughout the years, through mythology and certain traditions. Over the years, many of us have come to accept these meanings, or even develop our meanings. No matter what the case is, there are a number of different meanings which are commonly thought of for certain flowers. Here is a brief overview of the meanings of some of the most common types of flowers.

Meanings of the Rose

One of the most popular types of flowers to use for your wedding is, of course, the rose. Many people view the rose as the flower of love. However, exactly what the rose signifies depends on what color the roses are. For example, pink roses are a symbol of happiness. White roses are a symbol of innocence, while red roses are a symbol of love and desire. White and red roses in combination with one another are a symbol of the unity of two people. Yellow and blue roses are a symbol of joy and orange roses are a symbol of passion.

Meaning of Flowers in Weddings: Blue Rose
The Meaning of Flowers in Weddings

The Meanings of Other Flowers

Baby’s breath and carnations both symbolize innocence. Daisies are a symbol of innocence and sunflowers are a symbol of devotion. Lavenders symbolize loyalty. Lilies symbolize youth, innocence and sweetness. Mums signify hope for the future. Orchids are a symbol of love and beauty. Sweet peas represent blissful pleasure. Tiger lilies represent future prosperity. Tulips are a symbol of love and passion. Violets are a symbol of faithfulness, loyalty and wisdom. Wisterias represent a sense of welcoming.

Why It May Be Important

Many people tend to base their decisions of which flowers that they wish to have in their weddings on what they represent. Majority of the time, however, the people who base their decisions off of this do it because it tends to run within their families as traditions which have been passed down over time. Whether you decide to choose a certain flower because of what it is known to symbolize, or if it is because you simply like the flower, just make sure that whatever flower or flowers that you pick is beautiful. That will not be hard since almost all flowers are beautiful!

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