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How to Choose the Right Flowers for Your First Anniversary

So, you’ve reached your first anniversary – congratulations! The first year of a relationship or marriage is full of joy, romance and good times, but it’s not without its challenges.

You learn a lot about each other in the first year, and often need to adjust, laying the foundations for a long and happy life together. Which is why you should celebrate your first wedding anniversary in style. And if you haven’t figured it out yet, she’s definitely expecting flowers on the first anniversary!

To help you find the ideal flowers to show your love and appreciation to your partner or spouse, we’ve put together the best advice from our expert florists.

What Is the Traditional Flower for The First Anniversary?

The carnation is the traditional first anniversary flower. Carnations symbolise affection, which makes them the traditional choice as a first anniversary gift. With a selection of colours that range from pretty pastels to brighter hues, carnations make a great addition to both smaller posies and larger arrangements.

If you want to say ‘I love you’ loud and clear, a big, bright and beautiful luxury arrangement makes a great anniversary gift. Whether you order your blooms in a stylish box, or a gorgeous glass vase that’s ready to sit on a table or shelf, your partner will adore displaying this visual reminder of your love in a special place in your home.

What Colour Should First Anniversary Flowers Be?

When it comes to choosing the colour of your anniversary flowers, the classic choice is red as it symbolises romance. Universally, red roses symbolise romantic love like no other flower does!

However, you can always opt for pink flowers as these can represent love, admiration and understanding, or even orange which stands for warmth, passion and satisfaction in life. Both tulips and oriental lilies look stunning in shades of pink and orange and make an impressive gift.

Or If You’re Looking for Anniversary Flowers That Are A Little Different…

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If your partner prefers their flowers to be bright, fun and modern, you could surprise them with a bouquet of rainbow roses. Eye-catching, unique and amazingly beautiful, they make a memorable floral gift. And if you want to really make her day, why not take a sneak peek back at the flowers she chose for her wedding bouquet? They’re bound to be her favourites and your thoughtfulness and efforts will not go unnoticed.

How to Deliver Your Anniversary Flowers in Style

If you want to take your gift of flowers up a notch, put some thought into how you’ll deliver them. While it’s always nice to arrive home with a bunch in hand, there’s something quite special about receiving a bouquet of flowers delivered to your door.

Think carefully about the presentation style too. A classy presentation box filled with long-stemmed roses is bound to impress, as will a luxury bouquet delivered in a stylish glass vase. Or, if space at home is limited opt for a small, but stunning arrangement to ensure it can be displayed easily.

What Is the Traditional Gift for The First Anniversary?

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According to tradition, paper is the gift of choice to celebrate your first anniversary. While you could buy your partner any number of paper-based gifts, such as books, stationary or even some wall art, if you really want to express your love, try and make it a bit more personal.

For example, you could write your favourite shared moments from the last year onto a piece of handmade paper and read them to each other over a romantic meal or glass of bubbly. Or, you could write a message of love onto paper and make your own message in a bottle. The possibilities are endless - so, don’t be afraid to get creative and have fun with it!

Or for A Unique Take on a First Anniversary Gift…

If paper doesn’t really appeal, you could opt for the modern one-year anniversary gift which is a clock. You could choose a stylish wall clock to match your décor or give your partner a nice watch. If you go for the watch, you could also choose to personalise it by having a message of love engraved on the back.

Your First Anniversary is a Special Day, So Celebrate in Style

Your one-year anniversary is a special milestone – so celebrate in style! Start the day right with a thoughtful gift to set the mood – arranging a delivery of flowers is the perfect way to kick things off. Then enjoy a romantic evening at home or a lavish night out on the town – and be sure to make a toast to many more happy years to come!

Need some ideas and inspiration for anniversary flowers? Our team of florists would love to help – contact us for advice today.