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I wanted to add a note about the corsage. Traditionally your date buys the flowers. I realize this is the new millennium so you may have chosen to be an independent woman and go without one, but if you are going with a date matching flowers say you are together. You have white roses - he has a white rose, you have lavender chrysanthemums – he has a lavender chrysanthemum, etc… So, if you don’t want to end up with a miss-matched corsage and dress (pastel blue lilies on a metallic green taffeta gown – and I've seen it happen!), clue your guy in to what color you’re wearing. You could also give him some hints as to which flowers you’re fond of, or even better go with him to pick them out yourself.
Many flowers have traditional meaning. Some have emotional meanings, some represent relationships, and some meanings are as simple as representations of specific months of the year. Here’s a list of some flowers that say more than just, "Hey! I’m pretty and I smell nice."
Whichever message you may want to get across there is a flower for that occasion! You may have to tell your date the special meaning behind the flower, but that might be the best part! Here are the flowers for each month: