Part 1 of 4 in our Flower Buying Guide.
There is no denying that numbers are significant, in day-to-day life as well as on a more symbolic level. So it’s no surprise that flower number meanings have a role to play in the message you’re trying to send as well.
In numerology, meanings are ascribed to numbers, sometimes mystical or divine ones. In Chinese culture, even numbers are favoured, especially during auspicious occasions such as weddings and the Lunar New Year. Yet the number 4 is often frowned upon, as it sounds like the Mandarin or Cantonese word for ‘death’. Western culture considers the number 13 to be unlucky, even removing the number from elevators, preferring instead to skip over it to the safer 14.
Thus it’s no wonder that even when buying a bouquet, the number of flowers – especially red roses – becomes significant. Red roses, the bountiful crown of the plant kingdom, radiate beauty and unconditional love to the world – there’s no flower more romantic to present to your loved one!
So what exactly are the number meanings you should look out for? Even if you are a non-believer, these should be fun factors to consider when presenting roses. Because giving away roses is already an event imbued with meaning – so selecting the right number of flowers is especially important, to ensure that the recipient of your bouquet gets what you’re trying to say!
You’re my one and only. The beginning of a love affair. Positive beginnings. A powerful statement of love.
We are soul mates. We are true partners. It takes two.
Magic number of fecundity – I want a family with you. A rose for each word in I Love You.
I love you very much. Number of adventure, spontaneity.
I love you, I miss you. Sincerity. Calmness. Compassion
I am infatuated with you. Magical number of dreams. An element of fantasy.
I want to be with you forever. You are a powerful person in my life.
You are perfect.
You’re the one I treasure.
I’m very sorry.
Believe me, I am sincere towards you.
I think of you every moment of my day.
Our love has ripened well.
I will love you till the day I die.
I am completely devoted to you.
You’re my one and only.
Will you marry me?
I want to be with you every day.
I will love you as long as I live.
Our love will live on forever.
Now that you know all about number of flowers and their meanings, you might want to take a look at our bouquets. You can either custom-make one, or pick one from our lovingly-handcrafted array of bouquets.
Next up: Part 2 – Types of Flowers & Their Meanings