With many different varieties of lilies, you don't have to wait for a special occasion to send this type of flower. Not only do lilies have a beautiful scent and look, but most of them have developed their own meaning and symbolism over the years. Picking out a flower arrangement accented with a personally chosen flower is an extra special step that can make your wedding flowers or centerpieces thoughtful and extra memorable.
Historically, the lily flower has been held in high regard, and the tradition of using lily in celebrations and presenting to people for milestone achievements has been in practice for centuries! Today, lilies are often paired with greenery, peonies, and gerbera daisies and white roses to form stunning wedding bouquets, centerpieces, or as DIY at home flowers.
The Meaning Behind Lilies
Lilies are a versatile, classic flower that comes in a wide variety of colors and sizes. While they are known for their beauty and versatility, they have been used to symbolize a lot of different things throughout the years. Some things that lily has symbolized is:
Pink or hot pink lilies stand for love, admiration, compassion, and femininity
White lilies represent purity and modesty
Yellow lilies evoke happiness, joy, and lightheartedness
Orange lilies symbolize energy, warmth, confidence, and honor
Perfect for many situations, these stunning flowers are the perfect option not only to show your love for an anniversary but also for yourself to be displayed at your own home! At Sam's Club, we sell many different types of wholesale flowers, and both lilies are some of our top sellers! Some types of lilies you should put in your shopping cart are:
Calla lily: great as cut flowers and arranged hydrangea or alstroemeria
Mini calla lily: pair with garden roses for a delicate arrangement.
Oriental lily: the perfect flower for your bridal bouquet!
Depending on the type of lily you purchase Sam's Club sells their mini calla lilies and regular calla lilies in bulk. You can buy wholesale calla lily in orders of 35, 50, or even 100 stems, and a single lily costs $1.60 and can go as high as $2.00.
How soon should I order my lilies before my event?
When you order your fresh flowers from Sam's Club, we recommend you order with enough time to have the flowers delivered at least two days before your event. Delivery dates and prices fluctuate with seasonal availability, so make sure you place your order 7 to 30 days in advance of that two-day deadline! Someone needs to be available to sign for your bulk flowers, so make sure someone is at your home to sign before your lilies are released!
How can I care and keep my lilies fresh before my event?
When your flowers arrive, they may be slightly wilted when you open them. This is normal, as they are just extremely thirsty! When they arrive, open them up but leave them in the corrugated wrap packaging. Let them hydrate for 1-2 hours in a bucket of water before preparing them for any flower arrangements or flower bouquets! Once they have properly hydrated, keep them in a cool location, change the water, and recut the stems every three days.