What Do Yellow Lilies Symbolize?

The use of flowers as symbols or nicknames often contains meanings that can represent a group or individual. Historically, the use of symbols aimed to give a passage to receipts or represent the identities. Lilies are one of the flowers that are always associated with several objects. For example, do you know ‘fleur-de-lis’? This symbol bearing the image of a lily is historic and significant in our civilization. Some of these symbols have been used on badges and even city flags, for example, in Florence, Italy.

Likewise, yellow lilies are used to express feelings of happiness, joy, gratitude, and friendship. However, have you noticed that some flower arrangements use yellow lilies? What are the symbols? The following is a description and explanation of the symbols containing yellow lilies in them.

  • Wreath of yellow lilies

Wreath of yellow lilies

This ring-like flower decoration is often used as a symbol to celebrate certain events, such as the victory of competition or holy day. A wreath can be worn on the head like a crown or worn around the neck. In some countries, people use a wreath as a household decoration for a hereditary tradition for several groups.

In general, a wreath is created by arranging flowers in a metal material shaped like a ring. Yellow lilies can be material for making a wreath. These decorations are found at funerals to offer condolences and a message that the departed soul has returned to a calm and peaceful place.

  • Nosegay of yellow lilies

Nosegay of yellow lilies

Nosegay is a gift in the form of decoration such as an arrangement of flowers. This object can also be called a small bouquet. In Middle English, the word Nosegay has emerged as a mixture of words from ‘nose’ and ‘gay’ (at that time, it is known as an ornament). In other words, a nosegay is a flower arrangement intended to provide comfort when holding flowers while inhaling the floral fragrance.

This ornament in the Victorian era was so popular and in great demand by people. At that time, nosegay was used as the language of flowers to send messages to their recipients.

The influence of the British empire has made nosegay still exist as one of the flower arrangements. Nosegay can be a lily bouquet, rose bouquet, or other flowers for a small bouquet.

  • Garland of yellow lilies

The striking difference in garlands is the material used as ornaments, such as pine leaves, corn, etc. However, flower garlands remain a tradition that has been passed down from generation to generation to this day.

In India, flower garlands are used for decoration at several religious events, especially Hinduism. Yellow lilies are often used to make garlands and worn as accessories in ceremonies, such as weddings.

  • Boutonniere of yellow lilies

Boutonniere of yellow lilies

A boutonnière is a term that generally refers to a single floral ornament kept in a coat pocket or tuxedo. A man usually attaches it to his clothes for attending formal events, such as promenade dances, funerals, and weddings.

In ancient times, a boutonnière was used to ward off bad luck and evil spirits. This is related to the presence of fragrant flowers attached to the collar-like part of the coat worn.

Commonly, flowers used in a boutonnière should produce a fragrant aroma. Yellow lilies are very suitable because some have a distinctive fragrance and attractive shape.

  • Corsage of yellow lilies

A corsage is an accessory consisting of a flower arrangement worn like a bracelet on the wrist. This accessory arguably has the same role as boutonnières. However, women usually put corsages on their clothes for attending formal celebrations, such as promenade dances, funerals, and weddings.

The use of corsages is also intended to expel bad luck and evil spirits. There is a unique fact about corsages. In the early ’90s, corsages were generally put by a man who would ask a woman to go out date. 

A corsage has a meaning that the woman has received the blessing of her parents to go on a date with the man who asked her. In addition, by using the same colors and flowers as the boutonnières worn, they can have a sense of harmony as a couple.

  • Ikebana


In addition to being used as cut flowers, yellow lilies are also very suitable for decorations placed in a container, such as Ikebana.

Ikebana is a term that refers to the art of flower arrangement. Ikebana becomes famous for Japanese people because they carry out this activity for calming the mind and deciding actions. In addition, this flower arrangement culture also has a deep message, namely a way to give life to flowers.

Well, yellow lilies have many benefits for various decorations or accessories. If you are interested in these items, you can get some of these floral arrangements by visiting or ordering them from flower delivery Singapore.