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Sending Flowers to Russian Ladies?

4. February 2011 by Michelle 0 Comments

Most Russian and Ukrainian women adore flowers. Whether it is a single rose or a colorful mixed bouquet, the flower-giving tradition is deeply planted in Russian culture and is one of the most symbolic ways to show a lady you care.


Two popular holidays for giving Russian women flowers are Valentine’s Day (February 14th) and International Women’s Day (March 8th). Fortunately, members of HotRussianBrides.com can rely on the Gift Shop to send the perfect seasonal bouquet.


However, when presented with an opportunity to pick out flowers in person, men often refer to these helpful hints so they can make a memorable impression.


How Many?

If you choose to send a bouquet composed of only one type of flower, it’s important to send an odd number. Whether it be 1 or 101, an odd number of flowers represents a happy occasion, while an even number should be reserved for funerals and sympathy arrangements. While it may seem strange to send 13 flowers, it’s actually a common occurrence.


What Kind?

With so many varieties of flowers to choose from, men often wonder which type is best for which occasion. Ladies will surely love any type of flower you give, but certain kinds do hold specific meanings. Roses are a popular favorite of Russian women and symbolize love, while Chrysanthemums, Daisies, Tulips, and Orchids express adoration as well.


Which color?

Red roses are the perfect romantic sentiment to send on Valentine’s Day, since red is commonly associated with love, desire, and passion. Pink flowers are a more modest gesture that still alludes to affection, joy, and happiness. While white flowers tend to symbolize purity in many cultures, they are often seen at funerals in Russia.


Yellow flowers are considered a warm and bright symbol of friendship, with yellow Mimosas being a popular gift in Russia on International Women’s Day. Although, some regions of Eastern Europe still believe an old tradition of yellow flowers symbolizing unfaithfulness, bad luck, or the end of a relationship.


Remember, flowers can have different meanings in different cultures, and there are no perfect rules for flower giving. Most ladies are not picky about what kind or color of bouquet they receive, while others may have a particular preference. Your best bet is to find out what your favorite lady would prefer.



When sending a flower arrangement on HotRussianBrides.com, gentlemen can include requests and special love notes in a field on the purchase form. There are no guarantees that a specific kind or color will be delivered, but the agencies often do a remarkable job of choosing a bouquet that compliments the occasion!