What better way to wish someone a happy anniversary than with some lovely flowers. Yes, that’s what most people give as an anniversary gift. But there’s a reason it’s so popular. Flowers are attractive to look at, they put the recipient in a good mood and show you’re thinking of them on their big day. So their enduring appeal makes perfect sense.
You also have the opportunity to include a card with your flowers and write a touching message to the couple. This let’s you tell the couple just how you’re feeling about their anniversary and express your congratulations alongside the beautiful flowers. Anniversary messages aren’t too difficult to come up with so don’t spend too much time fretting over yours. Just say how pleased you are for them, be sincere, speak from the heart and it’ll be fine.
You might also want to get an anniversary gift to go with your flowers. If you’re having them Sent directly from the florist this might be a little trickier. But if you have them delivered to you first you can then hand or send them to the couple with your gift. Some good gift ideas are jewellery, crystal wine glasses, picture frames etc. Personalised gifts are great too. Your gift will depend partly on what anniversary it is: 1st, 10th, 20th etc. So keep that in mind when deciding.
But if you’re looking for the perfect way to celebrate a couples anniversary then you can’t go wrong with a beautiful bouquet of flowers. But which should you choose? Different types of flowers will suit different couples. Not to mention colours and certain flowers being more appropriate for the specific anniversaries – wedding, ruby, diamond etc. And most people don’t know which flowers should be sent for which year. That’s why we’ve set out this easy to follow guide to show you which flowers to send for each year.
So take a look at the guide below for working out which flowers should be sent for which anniversary.
Flowers for a 1st Anniversary: Carnation
A first wedding anniversary is traditionally celebrated with a beautiful carnation. As carnations come in a wide variety of colours it gives the option for whatever the couple feels suits their relationship and love best. The carnation, legendary for being able to cause everlasting love with just one bouquet, is ideal to represent the commitment and optimism of a new love.
Flowers for a 5th Anniversary: Daisy
The daisy may seems simple flower but their simplicity and purity are what makes them special. You’re probably more familiar with them for their petals being picked to predict romance – “he loves me, he loves me not”. But the daisy also represents fidelity and virtue, just right for 5 years of marriage.
Flowers for a 10th Anniversary: Daffodil
Daffodils are beautiful, fragrant flowers that radiate love and togetherness. They are simple yet elegant and show after 10 years that a marriage is a strong partnership. Celebrate ten years with a special bloom of daffodils that represent they’re the only one for you.
Flowers for a 15th Anniversary: Roses
The rose is one of the most famous flowers, and often given as a sign of romance and love. You might have expected the rose to be for an earlier anniversary but 15 years is perfect as after a significant time together you would want to rekindle or remind each other of your passion and love.
Flowers for a 20th Anniversary: Aster
An aster is a delicate and elegant flower, originating from the Greek word for “star”. It’s also thought to have magical properties. The aster can represent all the positive and memorable ‘star’ moments from a 20 year marriage.
Flowers for a 25th Anniversary: Iris
The iris is well known as being the flower of royalty, as well as the flower of France. It is the perfect 25th anniversary flower as it can indicate the romance that is still very present and also be a dedication of royalty to each other.
Flowers for a 30th Anniversary: Lily
A lily is a varied and lively flower, coming in a whole variety of different shapes and colours. It represents the ever changing and growing aspects of marriage, but after 30 years the commitment is still as strong and the passion as great as ever.
Flowers for a 40th Anniversary: Gladiolas
Gladiolus are the official flower of a 40th wedding anniversary. They are bright and full of colour, and with their sleek and long shape they mark the perfect representation of the long lasting and unique aspects of a 40 year relationship. Enjoy the luminosity and brightening qualities they bring to your life.
Flowers for a 50th Anniversary: Yellow Roses and Violets
50 year anniversaries are represented by yellow roses and violets. The purple of the violets contrasts perfectly with the yellow roses, giving a beautiful and loving pair, much like the 50 year couple. Celebrate an incredible 50 years with this lovely combination.