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Preserved Flowers And Their Meanings

This article is written in collaboration with Embrace Funeral Services

Preserved flowers are used to decorate anything from weddings to homes, and they come in a variety of colours and styles. In this blog post, we will discuss the different types of preserved flowers, how they are made, and what their meanings are.

What are preserved flowers?

Preserved flowers are flowers that have been preserved through a drying and/or marinating process. This process often includes using a chemical preservative. The preserved flowers will maintain their colour and shape for an extended period of time.

What are some popular types of preserved flowers?

Preserved Roses

What is the meaning of roses?

The meaning of roses can vary depending on the colour of the rose. Red roses are often associated with love and passion, while white roses represent innocence and purity. Yellow roses symbolize joyfulness and happiness, and purple roses typically indicate royalty or dignity.

What occasions are suitable for gifting roses?

Roses are a popular choice for many occasions, including birthdays, anniversaries, Valentine’s Day, and a first date. They can be gifted for any occasion that calls for something special and timeless.

What occasions are not suitable for gifting roses?

In Singapore, while red roses are typically not gifted for funerals, white roses can be given to express your condolences. White roses represent purity and can be seen as a symbol of respect for the deceased.

Preserved Carnations

What is the meaning of carnations?

Carnations come in a wide range of colours, with pink being the most common. The meaning of carnations can vary depending on the colour of the flower, but they are often seen as symbols of appreciation, love, and admiration.

What occasions are suitable for gifting carnations?

Carnations are a popular flower choice for many events. They can also be given as a way to say “thank you”. Pink carnations are associated with appreciation and gratitude, while white carnations typically represent innocence and purity.

Carnations are often used in condolence bouquets because they are long-lasting and aromatic. White carnations are often used for funeral services, as they represent remembrance and respect.

What occasions are not suitable for gifting carnations?

Yellow carnations, though vividly coloured, have a negative connotation to them. Yellow carnations represent sadness, disappointment, and rejection. Hence, they are not suitable to be gifted for happy occasions.

Preserved Hibiscus

What is the meaning of hibiscus?

Hibiscus flowers come in a variety of colours, but the most common is red. The meaning of hibiscus can vary depending on the colour of the flower, but they are often seen as symbols of love, joy, and happiness.

What occasions are suitable for gifting hibiscus?

Many events, including birthdays and anniversaries, are celebrated with hibiscus flowers. Pink hibiscus is a great choice to express your appreciation for friendship and various types of love, such as platonic or familial.

What occasions are not suitable for gifting hibiscus?

While hibiscus flowers make beautiful gifts for most occasions, they should not be given at funerals. Red hibiscus flowers typically represent life and energy, which may be seen as inappropriate for a funeral.

Preserved Hydrangeas

What is the meaning of hydrangeas?

Hydrangeas come in a variety of hues, although blue is the most common. The meaning of hydrangeas can vary depending on the colour of the flower, but they are often seen as symbols of sincerity, gratitude, and appreciation.

What occasions are suitable for gifting hydrangeas?

Hydrangeas are a popular choice for many occasions. Blue hydrangeas are often given as a way to show remorse and to say “sorry”. Pink hydrangeas typically symbolize heartfelt emotions, so they are a great choice to express your true feelings to the recipient.

What occasions are not suitable for gifting hydrangeas?

As green hydrangeas symbolize renewal and rebirth, they are not appropriate for funerals. White hydrangeas are a better choice for funerals, as they represent grace and purity.

Here are some commonly asked questions regarding preserved flowers:

How are preserved flowers made?

Preserved flowers can be made through a variety of methods, but the most popular is by using a chemical preservative. Real flowers are placed in a vase or container and the preservative is then added to the water.

The preservation liquid replaces the water content along with the sap within the plant tissue. This process takes a few days, after which the flowers will become preserved.

Are preserved flowers real?

Yes, preserved flowers are real. Preserved flowers are not plastic, and the preservation process does not damage or change their appearance in any way.

What is the difference between preserved and dried flowers?

The main difference between preserved and dried flowers is that preserved flowers have been soaked in a preservative liquid, while dried flowers have not.

Dried flowers are typically stiffer and more brittle than preserved flowers, but both offer a long-lasting alternative to fresh cut flowers.

How long can preserved flowers last?

Preserved flowers can last about one to two years, depending on the type of flower and the preservation process. With proper care, they can be a beautiful and cost-effective way to add a splash of colour to any décor.

As with any other gift, it is important to consider the occasion when choosing to give preserved flowers. Whether you are looking for a romantic gesture or a way to show your appreciation, preserved flowers make a beautiful and unique choice. With so many colours and meanings to choose from, there is sure to be a preserved flower that is perfect for your occasion and the message you wish to convey.

So, there you have it! We hope this gives you a better understanding of preserved flowers and their meanings. Whether you are looking for a unique wedding decoration or a meaningful gift for your loved ones, preserved flowers are a great option.

Sara Tiffany

Sara Tiffany is the Community Manager for Embrace Funeral Services. They are a funeral home in Singapore that was founded by a fourth-generation funeral director. The company’s philosophy revolves around the ideology of “embracing families as if our own” so as to strengthen interconnections in society.