The Meaning Behind Your Flowers

Posted by Jeffra on Jan 21, 2010

The flowers we pick for our Weddings based off of likes and dislikes may have a deeper meaning:

Written by the Editors of Real Simple, “There is a language of flowers — whether you or anyone at your wedding is fluent in this language is another question. Here, some of the meanings ascribed in North America to popular blooms”:


Amaranthus: Constancy and fidelity
Amaryllis: Pride, pastoral beauty
Anemone: Abandonment, forsakenness, sincerity, fragility
Chrysanthemum: Happiness and long life
Chrysanthemum (White): Truth
Chrysanthemum (Yellow): Secret admirer
Chrysanthemum (Red): Love
Daffodil (a.k.a. Narcissus): Respect and good fortune, chivalry, unrequited love
Daisy: Innocence, loyal love, purity
Forget-Me-Not: Faithful love and memory, true love
Iris: Faith and wisdom, inspiration
Ivy: Fidelity, wedded love, affection
Lilac: First love
Lily: Purity and sweetness
Lily of the Valley: Renewed happiness and humility
Orchid: Love and beauty
Peony: Happiness and prosperity
Rose (Red): Love and desire
Rose (White): Purity and innocence
Sweet Pea: Departure
Tulip: True love
Violet: Modesty
Zinnia: Thoughts of friends, thoughts of absent friends
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Alcohol Calculator

Posted by acursaro on Aug 18, 2009

Oh, yes, this is exactly what it sounds like – a fuss free way to figure out how much alcohol to purchase for your big day!  Real Simple certainly stays true to their tagline ” life made easier every day” with their Wedding Wine and Liquor Calculator.  Simply make your choices on the calculator, click the “Get Results” button and just like that you’ll know the perfect amount to purchase for your event whether big or small, day or night!  What’s wonderful is that it works fabulous for large home-based bashes, too.

wedding alcohol calculatorImage from the always fabulous Fabuluxe!