Flowers are the perfect way to add a blissful vibe and life on every occasion. They inject color, freshness, and eye-catching beauty. This is why flowers have become a part of every special occasion in our lives.

But with all the types of flowers available, finding the right flower to use could be challenging.

Just like in a branding, where certain colors are used to initiate certain emotions associated by the brand in order to be more effective, flowers also carry unique symbolism that makes them a perfect choice in certain occasions. Flowers are given meaning based both on their species and their color.

While there are a lot of factors that could affect your decision in which flower to use, this guide gives you an idea on which flowers are perfect for any occasion.


Roses are, without doubt, the most popular flower that symbolizes love and passion. But while it generally symbolizes love, the different colors of a rose provide different hues of meaning, making it the perfect failsafe flower for any occasion. Red, the most common and popular rose color is a symbol of love, passion, and desire. This makes it an ideal flower for Valentine’s day celebrations and Wedding ceremonies. White roses, on the other hand, means innocence, chastity, and purity. They are perfect for weddings as well, and any religious occasions such as Baptism. While yellow roses, add a warm and vibrant note in accomplishment celebrations such as graduation or a successful performance.


Lilies bring a more elegant radiance in any occasion. This exquisite flower generally symbolizes purity and birth. It is a staple inclusion in floral decors for countless occasions. White lilies represent modesty and are perfect for wedding ceremonies and corporate events. Meanwhile, yellow lilies symbolize gaiety. It is best used for celebratory parties to add a hint of cheerfulness in the room.


Gerberas are fascinatingly versatile and eye-catching flowers. It seems to hold it’s petals open to the world, radiating pure bliss and happiness. These beauties are available in red, yellow, pink, white, and orange. They blend well in combination with other flowers on any occasion such as weddings, corporate events, and birthday celebrations. They carry bright colors that make them a playful addition to any flower arrangement. Gerberas symbolically means happiness, making it fit for any joyful celebration.


Hydrangeas are star-shaped flowers packed closely together in a pompom. It has soft pastel hues of pink, pale blue, yellow, and violet. Hydrangeas are common landscaping shrubs but are commonly used in decor as well. They are remarkably stunning and an effortlessly ready flower arrangement by itself. Hydrangeas are attributed to gratitude, thanksgiving, abundance, and prosperity.


These little dainty blooms symbolize unconditional love and honor. They have funnel-shaped petals that create a fabulous accent in any floral decoration.  Each stem bears multiple small flowers and is perfect as decor all by itself. They are very easy to arrange and are available in a range of vibrant colors for every occasion. Freesias may be either single or double blooms. They are suitable for any occasion and is best paired with daisies and small greeneries for a posh and rustic flower arrangement.


Gladiolas have sword-like shaped leaves called “gladioli”, thus its name. They were considered the flower of the gladiators and have long been associated with strength and moral integrity. These blooms range in color from bold orange to pastel blues, pinks, and yellows. They are long-stemmed flowers that are popular in funerals and bereavement for strength in tough times. They are often used in combination with carnations and white daisies. But gladiolas are not limited to funerals, they are also perfect for decors in anniversaries as it’s also associated with the phrase “pierced by love”.


Orchids whisper grace and sheer beauty, making them unique and more expensive than other flowers. Orchids are another staple in more sophisticated flower arrangements,  but versatile enough to fit in any occasion due to its diverse symbolism of love, luxury, beauty, and strength. Orchids come in multiple varieties in terms of color and patterns giving a vivid touch to any floral display. They can be used in all types of parties, weddings, corporate events, bridal showers, etc.

Knowing the symbolism and meaning of each flower type and color helps a lot in choosing the right flowers to use in every occasion. You may also combine these flowers for a more striking and meaningful floral arrangement that caters both for the aesthetic and emotional aspects of any celebration.

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