Wedding Planning Ideas

Seasonal Wedding Flowers

Flowers are an important part of decoration in any wedding. They are elegant, beautiful and lend a vivacious look to the venue. You can have flower decoration in any season because of the variety of flowers available in every season. Nature's bounty is always an option for decoration whether it is a cheap wedding or a special fairytale wedding.

The vibrant colors of the flowers bring a festive cheer to the venue. They are extremely romantic and set the tone for the wedding right away. Simple vase and flower decoration also looks graceful for any function.

Here are some guidelines about choosing seasonal wedding flowers:

Spring season wedding flowers

Spring is a vibrant season. Nature is at its best and treats us with an array of spectacular flowers. Mother Nature bursts into colors and it is the time when the most desired flowers such as tulips, orchids, etc are available easily! Peonies and hyacinths are also available during this season and they are at their best in quality and prices. They are available throughout the year; but the real season is spring.

Forsythia is another popular flower for wedding decorations. It bears cute yellow flowers and the flowers bloom even before the leaves. Another popular spring wedding flower is Lily of the Valley, which is one of the most expensive wedding flowers even in the spring season. This flower is very delicate, has an enticing fragrance but a very short season around April / May. So, it is very expensive.

Wedding flowers available in summer are listed as follows:

  • Tulips
  • Forsythia
  • Orchid
  • Roses
  • Lilies
  • Hyacinth
  • Lily of the Valley
  • Gerber Daisies(Gerbera)

Summer season wedding flowers

Summer brings a large choice of wedding flowers. Just remember that if you want a summer theme for your wedding flower decorations, use roses and mixed bouquets with other bright colored flowers and plants. Anything in bright, sun colors can be used for summer wedding flower d├ęcor.

The flowers available in the summer season are:

  • Sunflowers
  • Gladioli
  • Roses
  • Dahlias
  • Iris
  • Yellow And Red Calla Lilies
  • Antirrhinums
  • Gerber Daisies (Gerbera)
  • Cockscomb
  • Mums
  • Love-in-a-Mist (Nigella)
  • Zinnias
  • Cosmos
Winter season wedding flowers

If you are getting married in winter, don't worry! There is a variety of flowers available for winter weddings. Sometimes, people marrying in the winter season don't opt for flower decorations as they feel that there won't be any flowers available. The flowers that are available in the winter season are listed below.

  • Calla Lilies
  • Roses
  • Gardenias
  • Carnations
  • Snowball Mums
  • Alstroemeria
  • Amaryllis
  • Holly
Amaryllis makes an excellent centerpiece. Holly can be used generously for a Christmas wedding decorations. Cymbidium orchids are the best options for winter weddings as the quality and prices are best during the winter.

You can also make a traditional winter wedding decoration by making a red and yellow backdrop by using dogwood and pussywillow stems. This color combination looks vivacious, which spreads warmth in a winter wedding venue.

Fall season wedding flowers

If you have a fall wedding, always remember the autumn color palette before finalizing the decorations. Red, fiery orange, gold and yellow are the appropriate colors for a fall wedding.

The wedding flowers available in the fall or autumn season are:

  • Mums
  • Yarrow
  • Chinese Lantern fruits(Physalis)
  • Daisies
  • Fall Leaves
  • Tallow Berries
  • Natural and dried wheat
Some flowers are cultivated commercially throughout the year. These are available all year. These flowers are:
  • Roses
  • Lilies
  • Gerberas (Gerber daisies)
  • Anthuriums
  • Orchids
  • Tropical flowers
  • Calla Lilies
Choosing the flowers that are available during the season is always an economical option. You can combine 2 - 3 types of flowers to match with your wedding and color theme. Also, go through magazines and Internet to get an idea of the floral combinations that can be applied in your wedding decor. Flower arrangements are simple and complex depending upon your wedding theme.

Visit your florist beforehand and discuss with him the color theme and the availability of the flowers. Communicate your budget and limitations clearly. See the flowers as you don't know many of them. Go through the catalog and then decide on the arrangements. Experiment first, if possible.

In addition, feel free to be creative and choose your own combinations. You can always customize the decorations as per the combinations you prefer. Thus, using seasonal wedding flowers adds charm to your wedding and gives a beautiful look to your wedding venue and theme.

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