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If you have a hard time picking bouquets at your local florist, we know that finding flowers for your big day can seem extra daunting. But we promise, choosing your wedding flowers isn’t nearly as hard as it might seem. We recommend finding seasonal buds that fit your taste, mainly because this will make your bill considerably lower. If you’re wondering what’s in season for your wedding, here’s our guide to the best blooms all year.
If you’re getting married in the springtime, you can plan for peonies. This beautiful bloom is one of the most popular wedding flowers—but it’s also one of the most expensive. Late spring and early summer is the best time for peonies. Other popular spring wedding flowers are tulips, anemones, ranunculus, and dahlias.
Cheery sunflowers are at their best in the summer, and we love them paired with other favorites like stock flowers and craspedia for a rustic summer wedding. Other popular buds around now include hydrangeas, bells of Ireland, lisianthus, and Gerbera daisies. And while colorful summer bouquets are always a pretty choice, pale pink and white flowers are an understated, classic option worth considering too.
A bold bouquet is one of our favorite things about fall weddings! Try some of the popular wedding flowers that are available year-round (like Calla lilies, roses, and chrysanthemums) in rich jewel tones. Then add in other fall details (think branches and dried flowers) as the finishing touch.
If you live in a cold climate, you can still have a lovely winter wedding bouquet! Much like fall, stick to year-round varieties; opt for creamy winter whites and muted pastels for a sophisticated winter arrangement. We love lush ivory roses, velvety dusty miller, elegant amnesia roses, and echeveria succulents. Glamorous accents like fur and feathers or cozy touches like pinecones and yarn will help give the bouquet a chic, wintry vibe.
And keep in mind that when you’re just beginning to think about your wedding flowers, you don’t need to worry too much about the season. Figure out what you love first (big blooms, classic flowers, bold colors) and set a budget. Even if you’re dreaming big, a good florist can help you hone in on what you like and recommend affordable, in-season options to help create a bouquet you love.
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