So you’ve managed to snag a date, and now you are probably thinking about how you can best impress them. Aside from picking the right date idea, you should bring her something that will make them feel special, such as a bouquet of flowers. Did you know that your flower choice says a lot about your intentions? With all the available options that you have, it can be overwhelming to choose the best one. Here are a few suggestions:
Best Flowers to Give Your Date
Roses are an all-time classic. If you have romantic intentions, a bouquet of roses just might be the best way to show them. If you want to declare your love, give a single rose stem. If you don’t want to scare them with your love message, gift them with a selection of two or three roses.
If you want to show your lady how special they are to you, you can bring them colorful lilies. A bouquet of white Casablanca lilies is also a great idea if you want to impress. Not only will they smell good, but it is also a fantastic flower that can highlight your date’s look.
If you are still testing the waters, giving them a set of different colored gerberas can give your date a warm greeting. These beautiful flowers can signify your positive intentions. Plus, your date will really appreciate that you gave them some of the longest-lasting cut flowers. Who knows, you might even secure a second date and the gerberas could still be perfectly displayed in their living room.
Another classic flower to give your date to signify your romantic intentions is the tulip. They are an excellent alternative for roses. You can choose from a wide variety of colors, depending on the season.
If you’re looking for flowers that have a casual, not-trying-too-hard quality, daisies are good to consider. They’re fresh and beautiful without being overwhelming. Daisies also mix well with other flowers, so if you can’t decide which ones to choose, you might consider presenting a mixed bouquet that includes daisies plus one or two other floral choices from this list.
Carnations are every bit as romantic as roses, but they’re a bit more low-key. They pair well with other flowers; consider creating a mixed bouquet that includes carnations plus a few other pretties such as lilies, daisies or baby’s breath.
Hydrangeas come in an astounding array of beautiful colors. If you know what your date’s favorite color is, you’ll most likely be able to find a hydrangea in that color; there are spectacular variations available in red, pink, purple, lavender, blue, white and even green.
Each color of the hydrangea symbolizes something different. If you’re motivated by a heartfelt desire to understand your date’s thoughts and feelings, you might choose to give her purple hydrangeas. If you’ve wronged your date in some way, blue hydrangeas would be appropriate, as they’re symbolic of offering an apology. If you feel deeply heartfelt emotion in connection with your date, you might choose to give her a bouquet of pink hydrangeas.
Lilacs are droopy, sweetly scented flowers that symbolize first love, and bring with them a hint of nostalgia. They add visual interest and old-fashioned charm to bouquets of mixed flowers, and they are also enchanting when used on their own.
Lilac stems each have multiple small blooms, but the visual effect is that of one stunning flower. Most lilacs are a pale lavender color, but they come in a variety of shades ranging from pale blush to deep purple. There are also white lilacs available.
Gardenias are beautiful white flowers that are noteworthy for their elegant but simple form. They would be likely to appeal to a sophisticated girl who embraces the minimalist aesthetic. Historically, gardenias were believed to be symbols of good luck.
This flower’s most noteworthy characteristic is its deeply sensual scent. If you’ll be attending a formal event with your date, a gardenia wrist corsage would be a lovely gift to give them, as they will be enveloped in its fragrance for the entire evening you spend together. Otherwise, a single gardenia stem might be appropriate. For a first date, think twice about buying a bouquet that includes too many gardenias, because many of the larger gardenia bouquets you see at florists’ shops would be overkill. However, these could possibly be suitable to send to your date’s home after you’ve enjoyed several dates together – assuming they complement their personal style.
It may be pretty unusual to give your date a pot of orchids on your date. Ideally, you should give them a live flower if you are invited to your date’s home for dinner. This can signal your intention of entering and staying in their life longer than just a fleeting date.
Dos and Don’ts About Giving Flowers
According to our friends from Juniper Flowers, giving flowers during a first date can be tricky. It can send the wrong signal if you provide the wrong flower. They gave us some tips about what you should do and should not do when giving flowers to your date. Here are some of them:
- Don’t bring a massive bouquet of roses on your first date if you don’t want to intimidate your date. Do give them a single white rose. Ideally, you should go for creating a subtle impact rather than something huge that can backfire. Plus, it is more cost-effective to give a single stem rather than a whole bouquet.
- Don’t assume that everyone loves receiving flowers. Ask if your date has any allergies to flowers. Giving them flowers when they are allergic can only ruin the moment. Some prefer to receive other tokens from their dates. If they love plants, you might score better if you give them an orchid that they can take care of.
First dates are often the most nerve-wracking, but it shouldn’t be something that you stress out over. As long as your intentions are real, you can be yourself. You can use a few pick up lines, but being pretentious can take you nowhere. Get out there and enjoy the night with your date.