Choose your wedding flowers like a pro by knowing what flowers are in season
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Wedding Flowers: Choosing The Best Flowers By Season

Who knew that having the wrong type of flowers for your wedding could ruin the entire day?

I sure took it for granted & so did one of my brides.

Let’s call her Sally.

Sally really really wanted to have peonies at her wedding. That was her dream flower. She didn’t even give it a thought that her wedding was in December.

Sally also had no clue what to ask the florist when she went to visit him so she just went with what he said.

Little did she know that those flowers weren’t in season. So they would have to be ordered from somewhere else & then shipped in.

Of course, the florist didn’t tell her that.

The wedding planning kept on as usual. Then Sally got the bill from her florist. $7,600.

Yup, you read right.

Well, Sally’s entire wedding budget was only $10,000.

Where am I going with story?

Welp, because Sally didn’t ask the right questions & choose flowers that were in season, she couldn’t afford to have her dream wedding.

She had to cancel contracts with her entertainers, lost her deposit with her venue, & had to have a potluck style reception.

But she did get married & she did end up preserving all of her flowers. She was determined to get her money’s worth out of them.

Is that a drastic story? Yes. Very much so. I’ve seen & heard a lot of wedding disaster stories. But that one tops the cake.

Could it happen to you? Yes.

That’s the entire reason behind me creating this article on wedding flowers by season.

It’s always cheaper to buy your flowers in season.

*Side Note: Please always always know the total amount a vendor will be before signing any contracts. That will help you avoid getting stuck with bills like Sally did.

Also, be sure to create a wedding budget & stick with it. You don’t want to be in debt after the wedding.

Tips For Choosing Wedding Flowers

  • Have a color scheme. Narrowing down your colors will help eliminate too many flower options. Depending on the color of the flower that you want, the season availability may change.
  • Take full advantage of what your season is offering. For instance, you can add pine cones to fall weddings.
  • Small flowers & greenery help to fill gaps & give your flowers a fuller look
  • Be mindful of your theme/style. You don’t want colorful playful flowers if you’re having a romantic classic theme.
  • Find inspiration as to what you like & don’t like.
  • Decide on if you want flowers that have have a strong smell (fragrant) or not.
  • Think about meaning. If you want to give deeper thought to your flowers then consider their meaning. Like yellow daffodils symbolize new beginnings
  • Consider your venue. Some venues are gorgeous enough that you may not need floral decorations.

The ultimate list of spring wedding flowers

Spring Wedding Flowers

  • Peonies
  • Buttercup
  • Daffodil
  • Apple blossom
  • Cherry blossom
  • Lilac
  • Larkspur
  • Lily of the valley
  • Cala lily
  • Lily
  • Iris
  • Roses
  • Tulips
  • Anemone
  • Hyacinth
  • Forsythia
  • Pansies
  • Gerbera
  • Ranunculus
  • Sweet Pea
  • Freesia
  • Orchids
  • Stock
  • Wax flower
  • Queen Anne’s lace
  • Solidago
  • Aster
  • Tweedia
  • Viburnum
  • Poppy
  • Hydrangea

The big list of summer wedding flowers

Summer Wedding Flowers

  • Orchid
  • Poppy
  • Gerbera
  • Veronica
  • Bells of Ireland
  • Daisies
  • Snapdragon
  • Hydrangea
  • Jacobs ladder
  • Sunflower
  • Roses
  • Stock
  • Queen Anne’s lace
  • Aster
  • Freesia
  • Calla lilies
  • Limonium
  • Chrysanthemum
  • Geranium
  • Anemone
  • Asters
  • Gypsophila
  • Dahlias
  • Zinnia

The big list of wedding flowers by season

Fall Wedding Flowers

  • Calla lily
  • Lily
  • Asters
  • Marigold
  • Dahlia
  • Gerbera
  • Gerbera daisies
  • Tulips
  • Roses
  • Chrysanthemum
  • Zinnia
  • Ranunculus
  • Yarrow

The big list of wedding flowers by season

Winter Wedding Flowers

  • Dusty Miller
  • Astilbe
  • Amaryllis
  • Anemone
  • Jasmine
  • Holly
  • Roses
  • Carnations
  • Forget-me-nots
  • Baby’s breath
  • Queen Anne’s lace
  • Pincushions
  • Poinsettias
  • Gardenias
  • Hypericum berries
  • Casablanca Lily
  • Tulips
  • Orchid
  • Camellias
  • Ranunculus
  • Paperwhites

There you have it. The best roundup of in-season wedding flowers to get you started. Next, it’s time to choose your florist. Join me as I walk you through what to really ask your florist.

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The essential guide to choosing your wedding flowers by season