GUIDE: Best Wedding Flowers For Every Season
Flowers will add the final finish to your wedding day. So it’s important to plan ahead to ensure you have the right florals in place on the day. However unlike so many of your wedding details, your wedding flowers are seasonal. Different species of flower bloom at different times of the year, affecting availability and costs.
Knowing which flowers will be available in your wedding season helps to:
- narrow down the options
- give you a clearer idea of costs as you plan
Flower availability, styles and colours will have a huge effect on wedding styling. From seasonal flowers for wedding bouquets to venue decor and boutonnieres. Here’s our complete guide to the best wedding flowers for every season along with top tips to help you choose the right blooms.
How To Choose The Best Wedding Flowers For Every Season
Can you get out of season wedding flowers?
Though you want everything to be perfect on your wedding day and you no doubt, already have favourite florals in mind, when choosing your wedding flowers it’s a good idea to keep things as stress-free as possible.
Selecting flowers which are out of season will add an extra layer of complexity and cost to your wedding plans. On top of that, there’s the environmental impact to consider.
Yes it is possible to get out of season wedding flowers for your wedding day but would you want to? Out of season florals can be imported (or possibly grown through a non-organic method) but consider both the environmental impact and effect on your budget if your wedding flowers are flown in from a warm locale somewhere in the world.
Transport by air means added expense, reduced quality and flowers which are not suited to the seasonal weather in your locality. Your wedding day will be a long day so it’s important to have seasonal florals on display which will stand up to seasonal conditions. Most of all, seasonal blooms will look more natural and be in keeping with the surrounding environment.
There are so many amazing and unique flowers in our world, it’s easy for your florist to suggest alternatives which are a close match for what you had in mind. Don’t forget too, the abundance of beautiful local wildflowers available which will always be cheaper whilst aiding the environment.
Best Winter Wedding Flowers: Be open
Top winter wedding flowers feature lots of striking shapes, interesting textures and rich colours. From beautiful star-shaped florals to rich reds, deep burgundies, crisp whites, sumptuous gently shimmering greens and glossy berries, the look is in-keeping with the warm, festive feel of the season.
Keep an open mind for winter florals and you’ll uncover all sorts of wonderful wintery alternatives for the summery blooms you may have had in mind. Winter is a busy season for events so flowers are often in high-demand with higher costs at times, particularly close to Christmas and Valentine’s Day.
Your florist will be able to make easy swaps from out of season blooms to stunning seasonal florals so you won’t have to compromise on style – there are lots of flowers with a similar look. Top winter floral styling often incorporates large swathes of white with pops of rich reds, burgundies and greens.
The most popular seasonal flowers for winter weddings are: phalaenopsis orchid, hellebores, amaryllis, stephanotis, camellia, ranunculus, anemone, spray roses, poinsettias and peonies. For embellishments, winter’s pine cones, acorns, feathers, berries and evergreens are ideal.
Best Spring Wedding Flowers: Be creative
The season of new life and re-birth, spring wedding flowers are bursting with colour. From blues to oranges, purples, yellows and blushes, you have every colour option available. With so many different types of botanicals blooming in spring you can be really creative.
The most popular seasonal flowers for spring weddings are: peonies, lily of the valley, garden roses, hydrangea, tulips, anemone, hyacinth, ranunculus, sweet pea, daffodils, delphinium, lisianthus and lilac. For beautiful embellishments try: blossom-filled branches such as cherry, gorgeous stock as well as forsythia and snapdragon
Which are the most expensive wedding flowers?
The most expensive wedding flowers are: peonies, gardenias, hydrangeas, stephanotis, lily of the valley and Casablanca lilies.
If you do have your heart set on a more pricey bloom remember your florist can suggest alternatives which will achieve the same look for less or clever ways to use smaller quantities without compromising on the overall effect.
For example, embellishments such as beautiful big ribbons and containers can make your blooms look bigger. On the other hand, minimal, elegant styling can make less flowers go a long way when more expensive options are in play. Another great florist hack is to double up on smaller flowers which are often cheaper and use less of the bigger blooms which tend to be more expensive.
Best Summer Wedding Flowers: Be bold
Summer wedding flowers are a celebration of colour. With the full spectrum at your disposal, summer florals are an opportunity to be as bold as you choose. Vivid summer brights, pretty rainbow pastels and soft blushes are all readily available. Framed by beautiful outdoor summer settings, you can let your creative juices flow.
As you experiment, remember to choose robust flowers which will stand up to the seasonal summer heat. With lots of outdoor arrangements in place all day, the last thing you want is wilting flowers on display.
Summer in Lake Bled sees the most weddings of the year (June to September) and brides have an enormous choice of florals, including beautiful wildflowers from the immediate local area. In fact, as the alps burst into colour, the annual International Wild Flower Festival in Bohinj kicks off. The Bohinj Wild Flower Festival is a world-famous destination with over 1,000 types of wildflowers to see as well as culinary experiences, tours and more. Taking place in the midst of the dazzling Bohinj Valley, the festival attracts huge numbers of visitors from around the world…more about weddings in Bohinj
The most popular seasonal flowers for summer weddings are: dahlias, sunflowers, gardenias, freesias, hydrangea, orchids, cornflowers, delphinium, cornflowers, lisianthus, cosmos and irises.
Best Autumn Wedding Flowers: Let your imagination run free
The season where botanicals deliver all sorts of wonderful natural produce means fall flowers are an exciting opportunity to play around with styles and textures. Let your imagination run free with everything from pampas grass to succulents, ferns and berries readily available in autumn.
The most popular seasonal flowers for autumn weddings are: cymbidium orchids, alstroemeria, chrysanthemums, calla lilies, gerbera daisies, celosia, amaranthus and dahlias. For embellishments, pampas grass, berries, protea, eucalyptus and succulents are great ways to add interesting texture.
Research: It all comes down to preparation. Do your research before you meet with your florist. Than you’ll have time to play around with different options and styles. Your wedding bouquet flowers are a great place to start. Add your ideas to your wedding mood board and you’ll be able to easily see how different choices and colours affect the overall look.
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