The language of flowers, sometimes called floriography was a way of communicating in Europe in the 1800's and during the Victorian era. In the Victorian time the most popular flower was the rose, the meaning of love and it was almost always required for a flower arrangements. Following are other appropriate flower meanings, and it is said that knowing the meaning of floral language was as important as appearing well dressed in a public place: • Lavender _ luck, forgiveness • Marjoram _ blushes • Rosemary _ remembrance • Lilac _ love's first emotion • Orange Blossom _ chastity • Carnation _ pure love • Rose (white) _ innocent love • Rose ( red) _ passion • Rose ( pink) _ romantic love • Star_of_Bethlehem _ reconciliation • Witch Hazel _ a spell • Sweet Pea _ delicate pleasures • Ivy _ wedded love • Holly _ domestic happiness.
Planning your bouquet size. You should always plan about the size of your bouquet too. Some brides end up buying very large bouquets that are difficult to manage as well as cost much more. Try selecting the flowers that will look good with your dress and that too in an appropriate number. Make sure how big your bouquet size should be before doing any such purchases. It is not a bad idea to carry even a single flower down the aisle, as the bride looks equally good as with a big bouquet. You can use a daisy, lily, or even a single rose with pearl or lace accents around your bouquet, and this will add a unique touch to your ceremony. Selecting the "in_season" flowers also reduces the bouquet cost as compared to ordering the out_of_season flowers.