When words fail, say it with flowers!

July 7, 2015 - 2 min read

The perfect gift for almost any occasion is often the simplest – flowers. Go for a big bouquet to say congratulations, or a smaller arrangement with unique flowers.

Need a hand choosing the right bouquet? Don’t worry—we’ve got all the information you need, including what flowers suit different occasions, as well as some local to visit for some advice and beautiful arrangements. Discover which flowers are perfect for your special occasion.


Flowers are symbolic for many things, including joy and friendship. While you can’t really go wrong with flowers for a birthday present, if it is for a friend rather than a significant other, go yellow! Not only are they bright and beautiful, but yellow flowers also symbolise friendship, optimism and happiness.


Wedding flowers can be tricky, as you’ve got to try to keep everything to your chosen colours or theme. This can be especially hard to figure out on your own, so be sure to pop into a local Newcastle florist for some advice. Generally, it’s frowned upon to give flowers as a gift at a wedding—so perhaps maybe a card and a different gift may be a better option here!

Funerals & sympathy

If you’re attending a funeral, it can be hard to express your grief or your condolences for the family left behind. Larger arrangements are more appropriate for funerals including chrysanthemums, lilies and roses. For sympathy flowers, you may want to choose something a little more subdued, such as smaller arrangements of daisies and roses. Bright, colourful arrangements are usually best for cheering up a friend of family member.

Dates & anniversaries

Heading out on a first or second date? If you don’t want to opt for the usual rose bouquet, try going for beautiful lavender roses or even tulips are a good choice. These are still beautiful, and won’t send such a strong romantic message. For an anniversary, you should hopefully know your partner’s favourite flowers! Otherwise, red or pink roses are always a great choice as they represent love and passion.

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