How to make a first date bouquet

Leave a stunning first impression
Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

It is a truth universally acknowledged that even the greatest romances began with a first date. Everyone finds it nervewracking to ask somebody out for the first time. It also doesn't get any easier when they answer 'yes', because now you're faced with the build-up to the big day. When there's a chance for connection with a person we really, really, like, we spend a lot of time and energy in planning to make it perfect. Venues are debated for their suitability, and outifts are selected and discarded. Yet the easiest and best way to leave a positive impression is with a gesture that makes an impact. Show them how much they mean to you by greeting them with flowers.

A meaningful gift

Our beautiful first date bouquet has a meaning that's perfect for a first or second date, when love and attraction are just at the beginning. This stage in a relationship is both fun and scary, and any gesture that's too intense might ruin what's brewing. So if a dozen red roses really isn't your thing, we've designed this bouquet to be an easy, equally beautiful alternative.

Each of these flowers have been selected for their amorous meanings. Lilacs stand for young, first love, delphiniums symbolise the desire to stay together and ranunculus means that the giver finds the receiver attractive. Add a blossom branch to signify a spring-like new beginning, and finish off with a few roses for love. With this bouquet, the tone will be set for a romance-filled relationship, right from the very first date.

You will need:

  • Lilac
  • Delphinium
  • Ranunculus
  • Blossom branch
  • Rose

How to make it:

When you visit the florist to purchase these flowers, the easiest thing to do is to ask the shopkeeper to assemble the bouquet. With this list of flowers, they have all the tools they need to make something beautiful. Alternatively, you can also assemble the flowers yourself, for an extra personal touch. Take a look at how to make a hand-tied bouquet for step-by-step instructions.

To make the first date bouquet even more meaningful, choose extra flowers at the florist that are important to you, and which you think your new love will like. Don't forget in all this why you're giving the bouquet in the first place: to make a good first impression and tell your date how much they mean to you. So be yourself and enjoy the moment. If it's meant to be, they'll appreciate the gesture, and love you back.


Has your relationship status changed, or are you after more inspiration? Take a look at our other bouquet tutorials for Valentine's Day: the Secret Admirer Bouquet and the True Love Bouquet.

We wish you the best of luck in love x