Choosing Wedding Flower Bouquets by Season

Picking your wedding flower bouquets is the most important floral decision you'll make. There are hundreds of flowers to pick from and infinite gorgeous combinations.

Fresh flower wedding bouquets obviously depend on the flowers being available. Clever advances in growing technology now mean you can get lots of flowers virtually all year round, but some of the most beautiful wedding flowers are quite seasonal.

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The benefit of working with a professional florist is not only their creativity, but their knowledge and experience to ensure everything is exactly how you want it right up to the point of your flower bouquet delivery.

Some flowers are available out of season but the cost can be triple or sometimes more and the quality won't be what you'd expect from wedding flowers. So it really does pay to pick flowers that are in season to ensure quality and value.

There certain times of year when flowers are more expensive due to demand. Holidays like Christmas and St Valentine's Day are some of the busiest times around the world for buying flowers and the demand send prices through the roof. Growers can't keep up with demand and prices can be affected one to two weeks around a holiday date. Your florist will advise you if your wedding is at a time when prices may be dearer.

Spring flowers

Spring is traditionally thought of as the time of year for new beginnings and all the scrumptious spring bulbs come out. Who need other flowers when tulips come in every colour imaginable? If tulips aren't your cup of tea look out for these other spring pretties including viburnum, ranunculus, cherry blossom, iris, allium, trachelium, snapdragon, anthurium, , stock, calla lily, forsythia, gerbera, peony, lily of the valley and daffodil.

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Summer flowers

Summer is an abundant time for gorgeous wedding flower bouquets, some of the pretty delicate flowers are fleeting but that seems to make them even more special. Look out for lovelies like sweet pea, larkspur, red hot poker, gloriosa, scabious, flowering mint, celosia, lavender, hydrangea, poppy, cornflower, forget-me-not, peony, astilbe, delphinium, phlox and jasmine.

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Fall flowers

During fall there are so many lovely textures and colours to choose from. As well as fall leaves and berries there are lots of flowers around including crocosmia, amaranthus, sunflower, alchemilla, sedum, banksia, dahlia, skimmia, craspedia, hypericum, chrysanthemum, agapanthus, rosehips, curcuma, artichoke, carthamus and safari sunset.

Winter flowers

Winter is often dismissed as a dull time of year for flowers but there are actually plenty to choose from whether or not you want your wedding flower bouquets to have a winter theme. Look for thistle, cymbidium orchid, hellebore, amaryllis, anemone, hyacinth, iris, bouvardia, calla lily, rose, alstromeria, lisianthus, waxflower, genista, carnation, heliconia, eucharis and gyposophila.

For more information on seasonal flowers visit the Flower and Plant Association

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The Language of Flowers

You can use the 'language of flowers' to give a special meaning to your bouquet

Here are some of the most popular wedding flowers and their meanings...

  • Allium - good fortune
  • Aster - beginnings
  • Daisy - innocence
  • Freesia - calm
  • Gardenia - grace
  • Gypsophilia - everlasting love
  • Heather - passion
  • Lily - virtue
  • Orchid - delicate beauty
  • Red rose - passionate love
  • Tulip - hopeless love
  • White rose - purity

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    Hints and tips...

    For a bit of fun for the girls at your wedding, why not tie this cute poem to your bouquet before you throw it?

    "Congratulations Missy! You pushed your way up front. You caught the bride's bouquet. Good luck with your groom hunt!"

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