I did it and have been able to buy my wife flower arrangements with the same types of flowers that were in her wedding bouquet on special wedding anniversaries (e.g., 1st, 5th, 10th, the year we became parents, etc.). I also keep a photo of the bouquet to show the florist. She was so surprised the first time I did it. It went over really well. She immediately recognized that all of the flowers had been in her bouquet.
My(27f) hubby (30m) has bought me flowers maybe 6 times in our 8yr marriage. He’s not much of a romantic guy. He knows I like flowers; I have gently nudged him a few times a year as a reminder. He will say ok but always forgets or gets too busy. It was never a big deal though, not a deal breaker, never argued about it, or anything. It was just one of those things I hoped I would get sometimes. I told him I was going to start buying flowers for myself and he said that was fine.
End of last year I was a bit depressed, overwhelmed, and just not feeling mentally ok. (Rona, 3 kids, virtual learning, working full-time, ya know, the usual 2020) The holidays were coming up so I figured why not make myself feel better and buy myself some flowers to brighten my mood. I chose delivery for the following week as I knew I'd forget about it, so it would be a little surprise to me from me. Sure enough the following week, I forgot! And it was nice to see the flowers and the little reminder for myself that everything is ok! It sure made me feel better! So later that day my husband comes home from work and immediately looks at the flowers with a puzzled look. He instantly demanded to know who sent "his wife " flowers! I chuckled because I thought it was cute that he got jealous for a moment. I happily told him I sent them to myself to cheer myself up. (He knew I was feeling down and was also trying to help) I didn't know what type of reaction I was expecting because to me, its just flowers, right? Nothing expensive, ($20 on a popular app that you buy stuff at group rates). No harm no foul. WRONG! My husband was upset with me and yelled at me! I was shocked and confused trying to figure how I was wrong to buy myself something to help my mental state! He said that I should have told him first that I was thinking about buying myself flowers before I actually bought them and that he had THOUGHT about it ALL WEEK. (Flowers arrived on a Friday) He said he told his best friend ALL WEEK " ya know, I think I'm going to buy my wife some flowers". So come Friday when he arrived home and sees flowers already, he's upset that I beat him to it. We argued about it with me defending myself and he trying to defend his reasoning. Argument went nowhere so we just dropped it.
Last week I was scrolling on my phone and saw a deal on some flowers. So I said (out loud) oooo! My husband looks over and asks what I was ooooing at. I tell him some flowers, I think I might buy them for myself. He says... keep reading on reddit ➡