Many people do not think that specific usability will take a year in their wedding will be in the choice of flowers. I think maybe they did not realize they were seasonal products.
Although most of the flowers have been completed now, many varieties can be used for more months, the season is still applicable to many varieties. These operating temperatures and lighting are expensive and the seasonal flowers usually do not reach the perfect flower of the natural season.
Some methods to provide seasonal flowers include shipping them from different regions of the world growing season, cooling bulb plants to encourage flowers in the season, in greenhouse gases, flowers. All these options use more energy and fuel, rather than simply using the variety of seasons in your wedding. They will lead to more expensive flowers than those of natural growth.
On the other hand a lot of people do not think that in the choice of flowers is the durability of flowers themselves. The wedding decorations need the whole ceremony to look good for the whole wedding. Some flowers can handle a wedding pressure better than others.
Most Popular Wedding Flowers
Some of the Most Popular Wedding Flowers have been limited by what many people do not know. Save you some time and simplify the selection of your wedding flowers I give some seasons, shortcomings, the benefits of some popular wedding flowers in this article.
Casablanca Lilies are available year round. They have large, flat blooms which take up quite a bit of surface area and can really fill out a bouquet. Casablanca lilies are also vulnerable to bruising but not as vulnerable as callas. Some people delight in the Casablanca lily’s strong fragrance but others are allergic to it.
Casablanca lilies are more resistant to cold temperatures than callas but more prone to wilt from high temperatures or from lack of water. Their large bloom size makes them great for decorating the wedding ceremony as they are easily seen from a distance and they hold up very well when they have a water source.
These lilies have a strong fragrance that some people associate with funerals as they are so commonly used in sympathy tributes. Also, a fair number of people who have allergies will be affected by their scent. However, some people adore their strong fragrance. You’ll need to weigh those factors in when deciding whether or not to use Casablanca lilies.
Read more Gardenia facts here.
Gardenias are available all year. These richly scented flowers are typically cut by the grower to have a stem less than an inch long. Florists can easily remedy this for use in your bouquets and corsages with the use of a bit of wire and tape but it makes the use of gardenias impractical in some types of centerpieces.
Gardenias don’t come cheap, they can cost as much as $20 a bloom so keep that in mind when using them. They put off so much lush scent that just a few here and there can fill a room with fragrance.
Gardenias are wonderful when floated in shallow bowls. They can be used more sparsely that way and can last up to a week in good condition if the water is changed every day or so.
Gardenias will brown very easily from contact. Handle them with care and expect corsages and bouquets made with them to show some wear and tear by the end of the evening both from lack of water and from handling.
Learn how to care for Hydrangeas in a vase here.
Hydrangeas are available all year. However, there are wide variations in price and quality for this flower.
Hydrangeas are in season during the summer. While many varieties are available all year, many hydrangeas bought off-season are undersized and lower in quality for a much higher price tag.
They are very thirsty and prone to wilt easily from heat or lack of water. The white varieties of hydrangea show bruising more than other colors do.
These flowers are prone to wilt easily no matter which color you choose so they are best when arranged in water or wet foam. In a garden-style hand-tied bouquet, you will notice drooping within less than an hour of removing the hydrangeas from water.
Calla lilies, also known as arum lilies are available all year round but experience wide fluctuations in price. Callas are seldom inexpensive as they are somewhat vulnerable to bruising during bulk shipping. This causes a lot of waste and increases the cost of the calla lilies that make it to the retailer in good shape. However, if they arrive in your florist’s hands undamaged they are not likely to get bruised by normal handling.
Callas are sensitive to cold temperatures and can get frost damage easily. They tolerate heat very well and retain their moisture well even without a water source. This makes them ideal for use in bridal bouquets wherein they may be required to last out of water for some time. The miniature calla varieties make great boutonnieres because they are not terribly harmed by body heat or lack of water. Callas are one of the few flowers that hold up especially well in Summer weddings.
The tops of the calla lily’s blooms don’t take up much surface area so you can expect to use a lot of calla lilies in a round, all calla bouquet. Callas can fill more space when used as to expose the length of the bloom rather than just the top such as in the train of a cascading bouquet or in the length of an arm bouquet.
Not all callas are as lovely as those in the photo and you may wish to keep that in mind when ordering callas as wedding flowers. Chances are, your wedding florist will still use some less-than-perfect blooms. Some florists may agree to use only near-perfect blooms, providing you are willing to pay double to triple the regular cost.
Lilacs are in season in the spring though some may be available into the summer months. Off-season lilacs can rarely be counted on and their quality is usually inferior.
This fragrant flower requires a good water source and is sensitive to heat. Lilacs are very likely to show wilting in a bridal bouquet within an hour or so due to the bride’s body heat even when arranged a water source.
Because they are grown outdoors and subject to the whims of weather the supply of lilacs is unpredictable so choose a different variety of flower as a backup in case they are not available on your wedding day.
Lily of the Valley
Lily of the Valley is available in the month of May but only sporadically during the rest of the year. Even in season, lily of the valley can be very expensive per tiny stem, I’ve seen it sell for as much as $10 per stem!
These flowers are sensitive to heat, handling and dehydration. They will tend to wilt and discolor quickly when used in body flowers such as boutonnieres and corsages so they are best saved for use in other arrangements.
Lily of the valley often does not have very long stems making it impractical for some types of arrangement. It is extremely fragrant so a little goes a long way towards creating a wonderful, scented setting.
Orchids are available year round depending upon their variety though their prices are subject to great fluctuation.
Orchids are sensitive to cold and may bruise or drop blooms with rough handling during shipping. However, if the orchids reach the florist in great shape they can be tough as nails! Orchids are resistant to moisture loss and heat so they make great bouquet and body flowers.
Their resistance to heat and dehydration makes them perfect for summer weddings.
Roses are available year round. They are lightly fragrant and come in literally thousands of varieties. Roses are versatile and beautiful flowers.
Roses are a middle-of-the-road flower when it comes to durability being neither tough nor overly fragile.They are prone to open up in warm conditions. Sometimes this is desirable, such as when the roses are part of a garden style arrangement. Other times it is not, such as when they are used in boutonnieres.
There is one time of year that it would be advisable to steer clear of roses – Valentine’s Day! This period generally extends from the end of January through the middle of February. The rose market is awash with substandard roses during this time most of which are horribly over-priced.
Gerbera daisies have recently outranked stephanotis, pushing them into a well-deserved space in the ten most popular wedding flowers.
Gerbera daisies come in a wide variety of colors and are available year round. However, some colors and varieties have limited availability. Ask your florist if that is the case when ordering a specific variety. It’s best to choose gerbera daisies by color rather than to insist on a specific cultivar or variety because the exact gerbera cultivar you choose may not be at its best for your wedding.
Gerbera daisies are tender, water loving flowers that wilt easily. Gerbera daisies should be arranged in a water source or stored in a vase of water until right before use. Because of their large size and tendency to wilt, gerbera daisies are not ideal for use in boutonnieres and corsages.
Read about tulip care here.
Tulips are feasible in most of the year, but at their best quality and price from February to April. They can be the most economical choice for spring weddings.
Tulips are easy to heat will hit them which will lead to the loss of the petals. Tulips are also actually growing after. The combination of these phenomena can change the appearance in just a few hours of arrangement!
Tulip lifted off the water well but did not let the ideal body flower due to heat sensitivity.
Unexpected and Unique Wedding Flowers
If your vision of a romantic outdoor tent tents exposed to support beams-cover up! Lush, full-looking garlands, consider green like ivy, mahogany ferns or boxwood. Add more conspiracy hanged amaranth flower spray, clear glass crystal ball and the sum of the bachelor.
Cascading greenery and lush hydrangea imitate a romantic overflowing fountain, but with much more whimsy. Take this look to a whole new level of romance by adding floating candles and lily pads to the pool.
Floor Arrangement Green and color-coordinated flowers for some rather magical ritual site photos. We liked the city to expose the walls of the darkened body, garden-chic flowers and crystal chandeliers.
A petal-lined aisle is one thing—a topiary-lined aisle with trees that look like they’re straight out of Wonderland is something entirely different. If you’re going for an all-white or neutral color scheme, that means you can play around more with the color of your florals. Don’t be afraid to mix and match!
Yes, kale. Superfood is also an excellent choice for a unique smell. In contrast to many complete green foliage categories, the center of the leaves and the deep purple hue as the color of their accents can be pulled into the bouquet with flowers.
Varying sizes and colors of pomanders dress up a bare tree for an outdoor ceremony. Just be careful to use extra support when you hang them—you don’t want one falling down in the middle of “I do.”
Staircase Cake Display
If your venue has a magnificent staircase, use it! Reception begins cocktail hours in the foyer and railings transform into a masterpiece of flowers. Vineyard leaves, bushel roses, scattered petals, candles, and overhead bistro lighting for a ridiculously impressive entrance (not to mention the stunning wedding cake show!)
Thanks to their soft green hue, grapes are an easy-to-incorporate non-floral accent that adds a surprising shape to your floral arrangements. Full bushels create a cascading effect, while small bundles are just enough to get noticed, but won’t take away from your beautiful blooms.
King Protea and Air Plants
For a never-before-seen bouquet arrangement, this one takes the cake. King protea is the main attraction here, supplemented by an impressive air plant and full cluster of seeded eucalyptus.
Stretched mosses and some desolate floral arrangements, you can create a compelling woodland-esque desktop. Arrangement of black diamond flowers with enough urns to finish, plus unique stuffing such as boat jewelery ferns and burgundy hypericum berry.
Put a twist on your succulent centerpiece and have your florist top off a tall column vase with a lampshade—made of moss! If you don’t want to sacrifice floral centerpieces, you could also fill the vase with blooms or scatter small bud vases with single stems (like roses, tulips or dahlias) for a floral touch that won’t look too eclectic.
Arranging some upside down stems can change your fixtures to amazing chandeliers. Farewell Most of the chandeliers decorated with flowers are slowly equipped with extra structures (and labor costs) for the wreaths, but this elegant simple display of white and yellow flowers is just as impressive.
We have seen patterns of flower combinations, but few floating beds mosses luxurious water landscape, arranged around the island’s candles and flowers. If your place has a pool or pond, creative decoration! This is an opportunity to craft a stunning aesthetic.
Want an awe-inspiring floral instillation, but between table space and the dance floor, there’s nowhere to put it? Turn it upside down and suspend it from the ceiling. You won’t have to sacrifice any floor or tabletop space, and you can play with the location; try it over the dance floor, sweetheart table, or bar area.
Hanging Potted Plants
If your venue has a diving wall of lattice, use it to your advantage. (You can add suspended details without any extra instillation fees!) Potted orchids contribute some height to the structure, while exotic leafy plants, like crotons, have deep green leaves and red veins that add intense color. Bonus: Unlike cut florals in your centerpieces (that can only be preserved for a limited amount of time), these can be used as home décor long after the wedding.
Ombre Table Runner
The chic Pteris flower runs and you can have a whole color without arranging chaos. A neutral tablecloth for decorating the table top, so there is not much; a matte sheet material or beige sheet has interesting textures but does not distract.
Reverse Flower Crown
Switch up the traditional flower crown design and embellish the back of the headpiece rather than the front or sides. It’s a little surprise element that will guests will “ooh” and “ahh” over as you walk down the aisle.
Our thoughts about love are not just flowers. The tall tree-lined ballroom feels intimate to the garden party, where you can use branches to hang a few decorations, lights like miniature crystal chandeliers or strings.
Fiddlehead ferns, tropical orchids and red pincushion proteas come together for an island-inspired arrangement, perfect for a destination wedding or waterside celebration.
Small, individually-taped stems create one amazing backdrop. Whether it’s for the ceremony, cake display or a photo background, the buds stand out beautifully against a vivid color, and the vertically-aligned stems add aesthetic appeal.
Easy, Eco-Friendly Wedding Ideas
When you think of environmental wedding flowers, you imagine a bunch of wildflowers, but in fact there are many ways to go green according to your style, season and wedding budget.
Most overseas wedding flowers are planted using pounds of chemical pesticides and fertilizers. Choosing local, seasonal and organic flowering is a simple way to reduce the impact on your environment. You can use this guide to wedding flowers during the season will be available locally to see your wedding.
However, there are more creative ways to create environmentally friendly wedding flowers. Here are some ideas to start:
You can DIY, buy or even rent potted plants for your wedding ceremony and reception. From tall topiaries lining the wedding aisle to potted wedding centerpieces, live plants make beautiful wedding décor that can be reused, resold or gifted after the big day. You can use flowers, succulents, moss and even live grass to create beautiful tablescapes for you reception. For simple décor or a budget, try miniature roses or banks of fragrant herbs.
You can buy freeze dried eco-friendly petals and use them to create elaborate aisle style and table displays. They are available in every color of the rainbow, so you can match your décor perfectly. Petals can also be placed in water with or without floating candles and used in lieu of floral centerpieces or run down the tables to create a splash of color at your reception.
Dried flowers don’t wilt – which makes them great for weddings in hot climates – but they also work well for fall weddings because many fall botanicals look wonderful dried. Dried flowers can easily be used again in your home or can be resold to another bride after your wedding day.
Cotton is a natural material that has a very rustic look when used in its raw form. However, when turned into fabric flowers, cotton can be transformed into big soft blooms. Like dried flowers, fabric flowers can withstand all temperatures, and can be used long after the wedding day is over. These bouquets are perfect for a classic white wedding!
Branches can create dramatic height without blocking guests’ views of each other. You can cut branches yourself or work with a florist, but either way your flowers will be sustainable – as branches grow back every year. To create the dramatic effect of flowering branches in winter you can use a technique called “forcing” – where you place fruit tree branches or forsythia in warm water for a few weeks before the event. The results are stunning, but if you have never forced branches before you should consult with a florist and have a back up plan.
As you can see, there are many ways green is hard to choose your wedding flower. Regardless of your style or budget, go with your florist (and other wedding suppliers) to your desire to go green. If you want to use flowers, you can find local growers and use seasonal wedding flowers to imagine your flower style guide.