Seasonal Ideas for Flowers

Choosing Wedding Flowers: Seasonal Ideas



When planning your wedding flowers you must consider them to be the bride’s arrangements, reflecting the spirit of this happy day.


Wedding flowers are an important part of your special day, but can take a large portion of the wedding budget if not planned in advance. However, their importance should not be underestimated because they are symbol of joyful celebration, prosperity and fertility contributing to the atmosphere of love joining the bride and groom’s lives together.


When it comes to choosing your flowers, one way to get the most bang for your buck is to consider the season your wedding will be held in.  While you can easily find most floral varieties year-round, using seasonal flowers is often more cost-effective. Seasonal flowers are often easier to find as well.


Wedding flowers can be classified into spring, summer, autumn, winter and anytime categories. This list is meant to be a jumping off point for planning your own wedding floral arrangements using seasonal flowers.


Spring wedding flowers to choose from are tulips, violets, greenery, fern, pansies, peonies, ivy, daffodils, lilacs, lilies and lily of the valley, dogwoods, irises, forsythia branches, hyacinth, larkspur, sweet peas, apple or cherry blossoms.


For summer, seasonal wedding flowers are daisies, roses, dahlias, zinnias, asters, iris, larkspur, Shasta,  stock, calla lilies, delphinium, geraniums, hydrangeas, sunflower, sweet William, greenery, beech leaves, ferns, meadowsweet, stock, goldenrod, Jacobs ladder and Queen Anne’s Lace.


In Autumn, wedding flowers include asters, dried hydrangeas, roses, zinnias, statice, marigolds, chrysanthemums and gerbera daisies while the most commonly used foliage are autumn leaves, yarrow, rosemary and rosehip.


Wedding Flowers for winter include the classic poinsettias, as well as orchids, amaryllis, camellias, jasmine and forget-me-nots in addition to accents of pine, ivy, fem, spruce and rhododendron leaves.


Apart from the flowers already mentioned, there are some others available anytime when brides seek fresh flowers, including a variety of carnations and roses, gardenias, baby’s breath, snapdragons, stephanotis and ivy.




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