For many getting married, the wedding flowers are a hugely important consideration for their big day. They need to complement the attire, the theme, the ceremony and the reception set-up. Flowers that are in season are more accessible and more affordable too. We’ve put together some choices that flourish in each season to help you decide on your flowers.
Summer has a different feel to it. The days are warm and for many couples, this is the perfect time to have a wedding. While summer can set the tone for partying into the night, it isn’t ideal for flowers, and extra precautions should be taken in the lead up the ceremony to prevent them from wilting from the humidity and heat. They should be kept in a refrigerator if possible or in a cool dark room. Summer flower arrangements often feature bright pops of colours such as oranges and vibrant pinks or another popular combination is white flowers offset with green foliage. Both of these are perfect for a summertime wedding.
Here are some popular flowers that are in season in summer
- David Austin Roses
- Snap Dragon
- Singapore Orchids
- Calla Lily
The temperature isn’t as intense as we head into autumn, the nights are still warm while not being overbearingly hot during the day. Because of this, many choose this season to get married here in Australia. While you may not have to keep your flowers in a refrigerator, they still should be kept in a cool dark room to ensure they maintain their shape. Autumn bouquets often host native florals and have a more rustic feel. Mauves and creams combined with dusty pink hues are the go-to choices for many.
- David Austin Roses
- Garden Roses
- Glass House Roses
Winter tends to be the least popular season for couples to get married due to the cooler temperatures but having your wedding at this time of the year has many benefits! No one has to worry about makeup melting off or hair falling flat. The flowers won’t wilt and will maintain their shape throughout the night. One of the biggest advantages has to be the cost-saving benefits. Many vendors will offer discounts for winter weddings which can save you a significant amount of money. You don’t usually have to worry about where your flowers are stored in the lead up to your ceremony photos, although they should be kept out of direct sunlight. In winter, flower arrangement colours you’ll likely see are peachy tones, light purples and pinks scattered throughout.
Here are some great choices for winter:
- Glasshouse roses
- Cymbidium orchids
- Phalaenopsis orchid
- Sweet Pea
- Queen Annes Lace
- Blushing bride
Like Autumn, spring is a very popular season to say I do. It starts warming up again after winter which makes for much more pleasant days and nights. To ensure your flowers are looking their best when it comes time to walk down the aisle, keep them in a cool area and if the weather is quite warm, you should consider placing them in a refrigerator until you need them. In the springtime, flower arrangements will often include shades of cream, mauves and orange. A lot of bouquets will have seasonal favourites such as natives or peonies.
Here are some stunning spring flower choices:
- Phalaenopsis orchid
Some of the flowers mentioned above do run for more than one season, whereas others don’t. It is always best to speak to a flower specialist when making your choices.
Flowers that are available in every season
Even if your first flower choice is out of season when you get married, there are plenty of other beautiful flowers that grow year-round to choose from. This allows you to create captivating arrangements regardless of when you get married.
Here are some sought-after all-year-round choices:
- Baby’s breath
- Birds of Paradise
- Standard roses
Another option is using greenery and foliage instead of flowers. This can not only save you money, but it looks natural and can produce a statement. As it’s cheaper, you can use more of it, which gives you more bang for your buck and fuller bouquets, arbour, table flowers etc.
When deciding on the flowers for your wedding, it’s important to consider the overall theme of the day and the colour palette you want. For example, if you would like the bridal party to wear deep burgundy coloured attire, then using neon bright coloured pinks, yellows and oranges throughout your arrangements aren’t going to compliment this style. Generally, couples choose two or three colours and incorporate this throughout the theme of the day. From invitations and flowers to table arrangements and attire. Deciding on this early, can help with your choices. If you are struggling to find inspiration, a quick internet search can help!
If you have your heart set on a particular type of flower and your wedding day is in a month where you cannot get your hands on them, importing them is always an option however, this can be expensive, and the quality is usually never guaranteed. If in doubt, it’s always best to consult with a florist for guidance. They may be able to offer alternatives that look alike and create a similar effect. Get in contact with Florido Weddings to find out how we can assist you in choosing the correct type of flower on your wedding day!