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Wedding Flowers For Your Month, Cost-saving Tips
Discover which Fresh Flowers are in Season
Every month has its own seasonal flowers. To obtain the freshest, most beautiful, and affordable flowers, it helps to know what is available for your bridal month.
Flowers are probably one of the more costly wedding purchases. Not quite as expensive as the venue or food, but on par with this part of the budget. add to the beauty of a wedding and lend fragrance and ambiance to the entire decor. Floral arrangements
How To Make The Best Choice
- Look at the months you are considering for your wedding date
- Consider the colors of your wedding theme
- Perhaps you have favorites to include
- Make your choice from those readily available for that time of year.
A Complete Guide
Choosing the best flowers for the month you are being wed. Ideas for combining colors, for using fresh florals in many ways to make your celebration just what you envision.
Flowers for Each Month of the Year
Many flowers are available year round, but even with the world wide growers and fast shipping there are some blooms which are seasonal. If you buy flowers in season, just like other perishables, they are better priced, too.
Flowers which tend to be available at any season:
- Tropical flowers
- Gerberas daisies
General Guideline for Each Season
December | January | February
Many of the classic blossoms are available, and they may be combined with surprising elements such as evergreen foliage, berries, or sparkling baubles. The look is most often an elegant one.
March | April | May
Refer to the table for blooms available in Spring. Some are only available then, like the peony.
June | July | August
As you might expect, this season has the most choices, from Astrantias to Viburnums, with multitudes in between. The colors range from light to bright and include some rich deep tones.
September | October | November
During this time berries, specific richer, brighter colors, and harvest themes abound.
Availability by Season
MARCH | APRIL | MAY
JUNE | JULY | AUGUST
SEPTEMBER | OCTOBER | NOVEMBER
DECEMBER | JANUARY | FEBRUARY
Lily of the Valley
Sugar Maple (foliage)
Pee Gee Hydrangea
- Tulips best quality and pricing in February.
- Lilacs are in season in the spring - don't expect them in other seasons.
- Hydrangeas are in season during the summer - inferior blooms at other times.
- Gardenias will brown very easily from contact.
- Callas are sensitive to cold temperatures and can suffer from frost damage. They have good heat tolerance and retain moisture well.
- Lily of the valley can be very expensive and availability is usually limited to May.
- Stephanotis is extremely delicate.
Many fresh flowers are chosen for their meanings.
Another way to choose flowers would be to combine "birth month flowers".
Blooms of your Birth Month
Flowers for each month:
- January: The Carnation
- February: The Violet
- March: The Daffodil
- April: The Daisy
- May: The Lily
- June: The Rose
- July: The Delphinium
- August: The Gladiolus
- September: The Aster
- October: The Orchid
- November: The Chrysanthemum
- December: The Narcissus
Roses And Vanda Orchids For Any Month
Pick Floral Materials For Your Style
Ninety five percent of wedding bouquets are hand-tied according to the experts. Besides the floral material, accents, ribbons, and some unusual elements may go into the bouquets and centerpiece arrangements.
In these bouquets the flowers are bunched and then the stems are wrapped in wide satin ribbon. Brides who wish for glamorous bouquets choose beads, jeweled pins, rhinestone picks, pearls, and decorated ribbon (sometimes with monograms) to adorn the plain ribbon-wrapped base.
Rustic And Natural
Beach and garden themes, which continue to be quite popular, have a more rustic and natural look. Rustic elements such as shells/starfish, feathers, berries and pinecones are worked into the arrangement.
The rose, an elegant bouquet flower, reigns as queen in the floral shop as she does in the garden. Trendier choices are lilies, full blown peonies, romantic hydrangeas, tulips and elegant orchids.
Farm Girl Sweet
Just-picked casual look, loosely arranged, increasingly replace the tightly-bound bouquet shapes. Vivid flower colors in both wedding color and flowers will continue to grow in popularity.
Fresh Flowers Decorate a Special Spring Wedding Cake
A Color Palette of Wedding Blooms by Color
Red Wedding Flowers:
Pink Wedding Flowers:
White Wedding Flowers:
Lily of the Valley
Stars of Bethlehem
Yellow Wedding Flowers:
Romantic Pink and Pearls
Modern and Stunning Style
The modern bride wants something stunning, and without breaking the budget- a look at the best possible impact from the beauty of uncomplicated arrangements.
Blue Hydrangea and White Astrantia Brides Bouquet
Blue Wedding Flowers:
Purple Wedding Flowers:
Eggplant Calla lily
Orange Wedding Flowers:
Mango Calla lily
Birds of Paradise
Wedding Flower Trends
Color Trends for Weddings
Upcoming Color Trends For A Beautiful Wedding
One of the top trends for weddings is Mint Green, with centerpieces and even bouquets using succulents to create a subtle mint green palette.
The newest colors are fresh pastels and of course, gorgeous red.
Consult the Pantone color choices since Bridesmaid's dresses and other important purchases will follow those color trends. It is possible to have a completely coordinated look for everything from the bridal party flowers to the table settings.
Colors that are dusty and a reminiscent of an old-fashioned era. Dusty pear green, light tangerine, light aqua, and gold.; matched up with gray, chestnut, or beige ... muted, subtle, tender colors.
Chocolate brown or black paired with bright jewel tones, turquoises, and pinks will still be popular.
Teal and Purple - think peacock feather colors- remain a popular choice.
Think about which flowers colors will complement the colors you choose for your wedding theme.
A Tussy Mussy, Perhaps
More and more mothers are carrying small posies instead of wearing the traditional corsage. -Trends"
Those small "posie" bouquets would be what used to be known as "Tussy-Mussy" bouquets, read how to make them, and their history.
Suggested example for green colors from Martha Stewart:
"In a gilded cascade, beaded florets, strung by hand, glint like tiny holiday lights amid cymbidium orchids, bupleurum, gloriosa lilies, and lady's mantle; velvety gold-tipped cockscomb lend their own luster. The stems are wrapped in a wide gold band of satin ribbon and adorned with "something old": a starlike rhinestone brooch."
- The Tussie Mussie, A Small Nosegay Bouquet
A short history and how-to lesson on the fragrant tussie-mussies and how these little bouquets may be used today.
Wedding Flower Favors
Calla Lilies can be an Entire Theme
Calla lilies are supremely popular not only for their graceful elegant shape, and variety of color choices, but because they are perennially available.
If you love Calla lilies...center your theme around them. They are the most popular of nuptial blossoms.
Carry a theme of the meaning of flowers into your choice of favors, as well. In this case, Callas represent purity and faithfulness. Artists painted these blooms in their pictures of the Virgin Mary.
The Most Popular
- Calla Lilies, The Most Popular Wedding Flower Choice...
Dreaming of an elegant wedding? Wishing to coordinate everything with a huge visual impact? One of the most beautiful, popular, and year-wide available blooms is the singular Calla lily.
Popular Wedding Combos - Trends by Season
Color Themes for your Special Day
Here are some popular color themes for different seasons. I have chosen some floral material suggestions to create your chosen color combination.
... not only the bride wears white
BLACK AND WHITE
.... a very striking and formal look
There are no truly black flowers, but Calla lilies come in an almost black and a creamy white which may give you a tuxedo effect for all your flowers.
BLUE AND WHITE
A Classic combinations and one that is easily done in flowers. Simple and economical, use blue hydrangeas with white or with white roses.
SILVER/GREY AND WHITE
This could be one of the best themes for gorgeous floral arrangements. There are many silver foliaged plants that are used by florists and most of the traditional and fragrant blooms for weddings are white. Artemisia,Tuberose, Lily of the Valley,Orchids,succulents, Lambs Ears (betony) and Lavender foliage.
CELADON and PINK
Soft green foliage and the many shades of pink flowers make this an easy floral theme.
ROBIN'S EGG BLUE and PINK
Forget me nots, or Cynoglossum create the right blue, while you can have your pick of pink roses, callas, or any peonies in pink.
LILAC and CHOCOLATE BROWN
Cymbidium orchids come in brown, and lilac is found in many blossoms, other orchids.Dahlias come in both hues. Freesias come in a beautiful lilac.
MINT GREEN #1 Favorite
Mint leaves, Variegated Ivy, fresh white flowers, and even Bells of Ireland keep the beauty of this hue going throughout the table arrangements.
BURNT ORANGE and CRANBERRY RED
Delicious color in autumn flowers like Chrysanthemums, berries,red and orange roses, certain sunflowers, blanket flowers, and more.
ROYAL BLUE and SUN YELLOW
Real blooms don't come in royal, but ribbons and dyed carnations do. Sun yellow is one of natures favorites and yellow daisies, mums, roses, callas, and all sorts of choice swill round out the wedding decor.
CHOCOLATE BROWN and TAUPE
With this subtle color combo, a spark of bright color might be your accent, but if you desire a completely muted look just go for white flowers with silver foliage. Chocolate lace flower makes a delicate filler.
BURNT ORANGE and CHOCOLATE BROWN
Mums and sunflowers, gloriosa daisies, and callas could all deck out this themes.
CELADON and CHOCOLATE BROWN
Softest.palest green foliage, green roses or carnations, and brown preserved magnolia leaves.
YELLOW and CHOCOLATE BROWN
Yellow and brown are two of the colors found in the always useful and elegant Callas.
Some Pretty ExamplesClick thumbnail to view full-size
Have a Favorite Color?
- Find the trendy color themes that are up and coming with that color.
- Then locate flower suggestions for including these colors in the floral arrangements.
- Check to see whether the material is available at the wedding date
Use the table and lists on this page to come up with the best color scheme for you.
Handtied Stems Shows Flower Expertise
Flower Arranging Supplies - ...if you do your own bouquets
Popular Wedding Color Combinations
Apple Red and Black
Hot Pink and Black
Diamond Blue and Coral
Peapod Green, Blue, and Mocha Brown
Warm Gray and Purple
Red and Blush Pink
Hot Pink and Navy
Lavender and Sky Blue
Olive, Hunter, Slate, White
Ivory, Lavender, Plum
Strawberry, Sugar, White, Gold
Gold, Mauve, and Blush Pink
Sky Blue, Light Coral Orange, and Light Yellow
Kiwi, Pink, Plum, Silver
Raspberry, Lavender, Ivory, Blush
Fresh Florals to Decorate Cakes
Classic Wedding Hues:
You may not find all the colors of these popular wedding themes in a blossom, but use ribbons to tie up bouquets, or accent floral displays.
CHOCOLATE / MOCHA
BLACK and WHITE
Color trends come and go, but there are perennial favorites that are always regarded as good colors for weddings. Any of them can be made the height of fashion when combined with accents and elements: metallics like silver, pewter, copper, or rose-gold. Harmonies like tiffany blue and rose quartz. make a variation on the newest themes.
Fresh flowers can be in the main color or an accent shade, and the metallic elements can be added with ribbons or jeweled pins instead of the usual pearled types. Some flowers, like roses, come in such wide array of color they are included in almost every color theme.
Have a "NAVY" color theme? What looks more fresh and crisp than simp white calla lilies or sumptuous white roses? They are available in every month, too.
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Roses, Dahlias, Stock, Freesia, Tulips, Calla Lily, and Ranunculus.
I used a large straight handle "wedding belle" with oasis to hold the design of the bridal bouquet.
I always use a clear tall vase to hold the bouquet while in the process of designing. If you lay it down this gives the opportunity for it to get crushed. Plus, this allows any water from the oasis to drain down the handle before wrapping with ribbon.
Before beginning the assembling of the bouquet, I use floral lock spray to adhere leaves to the bottom of the bouquet.
I use two rubber-bands to hold the cut stems onto the handle and then make sure the french braiding covers the rubber-bands.
I used decorative corsage pins on two of the french braids, they coordinated with rhinestones on the bride's gown."