Blooming heck

Flowers are the perfect symbol of romance, which is one of the reasons that you’re unlikely to attend a wedding without the floral decking. So which type of flowers do you want at your wedding ceremony and have you thought about what they symbolise.

The wedding day is loaded with symbolism and traditions. Take the dress for example, there used to be a big hooha about only wearing white if the bride was a virgin. Sure, there aren’t that many brides sauntering down the isle in a red mini but ivory certainly is the colour these days and people aren’t raising their eyebrows at the cohabiting harlots and vagabonds getting hitched.

But for the traditionalists in the house floriography can send out the wrong message. That’s right the symbolism of flowers even has its own word, floriography. Just think if you hadn’t read this blog post you might have clumsily bought bunches of Lilies because you like them, not realising that they’re a burial flower and that just won’t do.

Really, come on! None of this stuff really matters does it? If any of your guests are that highly strung to get their knickers in a twist because the roses are the wrong colour, then they’re probably going to find any old reason to further estrange themselves from the family.

My advice to you is to forget about it and pick the flowers that you like. Of course you might want to be mindful of your guest’s allergies to some of the stronger scented flowers and avoid pollen stains but if you’re going to spend big on floral arrangements, you want to have the flowers that you really love.

My other piece of advice is to pick something aerodynamic and without any pointy bits. That way you’ll avoid a hurting when you throw the bouquet backwards over your head to all the single ladies, all the single ladies, hoping that their man will be the next in line to put a ring on it. Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh.