Some flowers grow all year round, while some are seasonal. When flowers are in their peak season, they will be the most available and budget friendly. At the times when the florist has fewer to chose from, like off-season or the ends of the season, the price might go up or they may run out.
So as you think about choosing your wedding flowers, consider the season. Talk to a florist ahead of time to make sure he or she will have what you need in stock. This guide will help you start to think about which wedding flowers are in season, so that you can align your preferences, color palate, and budget with your floral choices.
The Amaryllis flower is one of the rare flowers that is in season in the winter time. In general, flowers are most abundant in the summer time, and least abundant during the winter months. The Amaryllis starts out as a bulb, and grows into a sturdy plant with large, lily-like blossoms. There are many different varieties of Amaryllis flowers, but the most common colors are white and red.
Winter Jasmine grows on a vine. The flowers are small and yellow. On a healthy plant, the entire vine will be covered in one inch wide flowers. These look gorgeous in large arrangements. This would be a unique choice; perfect for a winter wedding with a bright color scheme.
Snap dragons are cold season, annual plants. They’ve been given their name because the curvy blossom looks almost like a dragon face. They can be found in rich, vibrant colors including pink, marroon, orange, and violet.
Irises are works of art. Many have been bred to unfold into blossoms that look like paintings, streaked with several different colors.
Daffodils come in all different combinations of white, yellow and orange. They are an iconic springtime flower.
Tulips offer a wide varieties of colors, including purple, pink, yellow, and peach. The thick, smooth petals of tulips come together to make a sizable blossom. Tulips are aesthetically simple and elegant.
Crocus plants can blossom in the fall, winter, or spring, but one of the most common times to harvest them is the spring. They are a relative of the iris flower, and you’ll see some of the same painterly qualities in each petal. One difference between crocus’s and iris’ is that crocuses have one blossom per flower, while iris’ can bloom in clusters.
Lilacs have a strong, sweet scent. Lilac bushes can produce many blossoming, clustered flowers at once. These are a very budget-friendly flower option.
You may know poppies as a reddish orange papery flower with a dark center. Many poppies are red, but there are also poppy varieties in breathtakingly pretty varieties of pink, orange, and purple. The petals can get very large, too!
Hydrangea bushes can blossom anywhere from late spring to early fall. Most hydrangea flowers are white. Sometimes, you can find them in different shades of blue, pink, or purple.
The showy, multiple-tones blossoms of the gladiolus are sure to impress. The complex, beautiful blossoms come in a wide variety of colors.
Lily’s are a flower with a great deal of symbolism attached to them. Traditionally, they signify humility and devotion. They are often used at funerals, as well as weddings. They come in countless varieties, so you can find many different colors.
These spunky little white and yellow blossoms can provide cheer to a summer wedding. The blossoms are relatively small, so they look great in bunches, like in the photo above.
Sunflowers will steel the focus away from all of your other flowers! These attention-grabbers are in season in the fall, and can add awesome bursts of gold and yellow to your decor.
The pale bluish purple of an aster is so unique. These delightful little flowers would look great at a backyard wedding.
Chrysanthemums are intricate and delicate. Many tiny petals make up symmetrical, circular bulbs.
If you chose a flower for your wedding that is in season, it can help you stick to your budget. Talk to a florist, scout out wild flowers, or harvest from yours and your families gardens. There are so many beautiful options! What season are you planning to have your wedding in? Let me know in the comments below!