When planning a wedding, flowers aren’t always the first thing to come to mind. Most brides begin the planning process by choosing when and where they’ll wed, since having a dream venue can really set the stage for the rest of one’s wedding day. That said, it can be incredibly helpful to think about what flowers are in season when planning bouquets and centerpieces. Choosing seasonal flowers (and foods for your menu, as well) is a great choice for the environment, and for your wedding budget. That’s because choosing flowers that are fresh and in-season helps to cut down on shipping costs, and limits your carbon footprint.
What’s In Season, and Why You Should Care
So, what’s in season when you’ll be wedding? Once you’ve picked your wedding venue and date, it’s time to talk to your florist about the great options that should be available around your wedding date. (Just keep in mind that weather patterns can vary, and since they greatly affect flower growing seasons, it’s best to have backup plans in place, should your favorite blooms come early or late.)
For winter brides, Calla lilies are a particularly elegant option, while hyacinths and tulips are other great choices, and ones that generally remain in season until early spring. We especially love seeing all white or pastel flowers for winter weddings, or white flowers mixed with rich reds and wine colors, which are especially appropriate for December brides!
Spring is a great season for flowers, since many blossom then. Besides daffodils, Lily of the Valley and tulips, there are ranunculas and peonies, popular choices for both their gorgeous variety of shades and their soft blooms.
For summer brides, dahlias, gardenias and poppies are all in season. You might also be able to catch peonies, particularly if you’re marrying early in the summer, before it gets too hot. Autumn brides can also enjoy colorful dahlias, hydrangea, and the year-round mainstays like roses, orchids and gerbera daisies, which are readily available most of the year. Of course, many wildflowers like sunflowers are also present in autumn!
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