Wedding Flowers: Keeping Costs Down

The wedding flowers: one of the most beautiful components of a wedding. They can define the wedding. The flowers can turn a wedding from glamorous and seductive one to a rustic and simple one. They can be used to emphasise a bold colour scheme or can be used to help neutralise colours. In a nutshell then, wedding flowers can make or break a wedding, which is why they can be so expensive.

Sure, you could skip the flowers altogether, but they are definitely a ‘nice to have’ and what a great excuse to decorate your tables with some of the most beautiful products that nature has to offer. The only thing I would agree with is that you don’t have to spend a fortune on them. Unless you have something very specific in mind for your wedding flowers, I would say that it’s worth doing some research and getting flowers which are in season, over something that has to be specially grown/imported.

Like food, flowers that are in season are much cheaper to buy. They’re cheaper to grow because it is naturally their time to spring up and they’re cheaper to deliver. How do you know though, which flowers are in season at various times of the year? You could of course ask some florists, but to help you plan a bit better, I’ve provided a rough guide here to the most popular wedding flowers and when they are in season.

 

Winter

Acashia
Carnation
Chrysanthemums
Cyclamen
Evergreens
Gerbera Daisy
Helleborus
Lily
Asiatic Lily
Narcissus
Orchid
Pansy
Phlox
Rose
Star of Bethlehem
Statice

DIY Wedding Flowers

 

Spring

Agapanthus
Anemone
Apple blossom
Brodea
Calla lily
Cherry Blossom
Corn flower
Cosmose
Dahlia
Delphinium
Forsythia
Freesia
Gardenia
Heather
Helleborus
Hollyhock
Hyacinth
Larkspur
Casa Blanca Lily
Gloriosa Lily
Stargazer
Liatrus
Lilac
Lisianthus
Narcissus
Orchid
Peach Blosson
Peony
Phlox
Poppy
Ranunculus
Rose
Seeded Eucalyptus
Solidago
Statice
Stephanotis
Stock
Sweet Pea
Tulip
Viburnum
Wax flower
Zinnia

DIY Wedding Flowers Spring

Summer

Baby’s Breath
Calla lily
Campanula
Carnation
Chrysanthemum
Cockscomb
Cosmos
Dahlia
Delphinium
Dianthus
Didiscus
Foxglove
Freesia
Gardenia
Gladiolus
Hydrangea
Iris
Liatrus
Lilac
Casa Blanca Lily
Gloriosa Lily
Star Gazer
Lisianthus

DIY Wedding Flowers Summer

Autumn

Amaranthus
Baby’s Breath
Carnation
Chrysanthemum
Cockscomb
Cosmos
Freesia
Gerbera Daisy
Gladiolus
Iris
Juniper
Lily
Asiatic Lily
Misty Blue
Orchid
Roses
Rowen berry
Salvia
Statice
Star of Bethlehem
Sunflower

DIY Wedding Flowers Autumn

As you can see from the list (which is far from exhaustive), there are so many (too many) choices when it comes to wedding flowers. It all depends on what look you’re going for, your budget and also how much you feel should be spent on flowers. My advice would be to try and keep things simple. Often less really is more and you can get such a great effect from something far simpler and cheaper than you ever imagined. I’ll be adding some more tips & tricks related to flowers soon but for now, hopefully this gives you some food for thought.

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