Valentine's Day is fast approaching, which means sweethearts everywhere are clamoring to figure out the best way to express their love and appreciation for their significant other. Giving a bouquet of beautiful blossoms is one of the most traditionally embraced and appropriate options for lovers in any kind of relationship. The flowers you choose and the way you choose to give them to your wife can say a lot about how you feel, though, so it's important to give this a lot of consideration. You may be wondering – how do I know which blooms to buy, and how can I surprise her with them?
Simply follow this guide and you're sure to make this Valentine's Day one she'll never forget:
Investigate her tastes
First you need to figure out what her favorite flowers are. Does she have flower stationary or a floral perfume? Look for any hints you can think of so that you don't have to outright ask her and ruin the surprise. Sometimes it's useful to ask one of her friends or family members, because they may have some insight into her favorite kinds of flowers. This step is crucial because it shows your wife that you're not only going through the trouble of buying her flowers, but also finding out which ones she truly loves.
Still not sure which kinds of blossoms to buy? It might be tempting to go the safe route with roses, but you may want to take a risk. Unless you know for a fact that roses are her favorite flower, it can be best to try something different. After all, you want to demonstrate that your wife is special, and choosing an unusual bouquet will express that you think she's one-of-a-kind. Exotic orchids are not only a stunning choice, but they are also long-lasting flowers, meaning your wife will get to enjoy them after Valentine's Day is over. Birds of paradise also tend to have a longer life span than other varieties and boast an eclectic, tropical beauty. On the other hand, Gerbera daisies, which come in vibrant hues, are also a good choice for a woman with a cheerful personality. Lilies are a lovely pick for an elegant woman with refined tastes.
Still, the colors of the flowers you choose are important because they each have specific associations. There's a reason that red roses are such a popular choice on Valentine's Day – they stand for romantic love. That doesn't mean you have to go for red ones, though. Purple, pink and pristine white roses are all equally as striking.
While white blossoms signify pure love, pink blossoms represent tender affection. Yellow flowers are better fitting for friendship than romance, and purple blooms symbolize passion and desire.
Tie in a memory
Why not give your wife a trip down memory lane with flowers? If you can remember buying her flowers for a meaningful occasion, such as your first Valentine's Day together, you might buy the same ones. Even if you can think back and recall what she was wearing on your first date, you might consider a bouquet in the same hue.
Plan the big reveal
Now you need to figure out how to give her the flowers – which is just as important as the bouquet you select. You could have them sent to her office, which would surely brighten up her workday. Alternatively, if you're getting ready for work before her, make sure the arrangement is on her nightstand so that the bouquet is the first thing she sees on Valentine's Day. If you have children, another cute idea is to make your kids your special messengers and hand deliver them to her with a special hand-written love note.