When it comes to flowers that aren’t directly associated with a wedding event, there are a lot fewer rules regarding what is acceptable and not acceptable for the flower selection.
This makes a lot of sense given that weddings themselves are a very sacred event that in theory should only happen for the bride and groom once in their lifetime (although we all know that is certainly not the case in today’s society).
So while such a significant life event calls for very specific rules, any other smaller event pales in comparison and that is reflected in the rules regarding flower selection.
So what rules are there for events such as birthdays or anniversaries? In short, not many. The best advice that we can give you is to select something that will actually be appreciated by your partner. Even if it is not a particularly rare flower, it is more important that they have an actual sentimental attachment to it in some way, shape or form.
We’ve had clients hesitant to get sunflowers for their wives as an example, simply because they felt like Sunflowers may not be “good enough”. We simply re-affirmed with them that if there was sentimental value to the Sunflowers, then it was a good choice. So don’t be misled by societal standards and just pick the flowers that you know in your heart will make your partner happy and thankful.