Picking wedding flowers in season can save you a lot of money. Here is a guide to what flowers are generally in season to help you get started. Talk specifically to your florist about what is available and have them design something for you that will fit in your colour scheme but not break the budget. Using flowers for your wedding that are out of season can be a lot more expensive.
Here is a list of flowers and times that they are in season to help you decide on what flowers you may want to use for your wedding.
Spring Wedding Flowers in Season
Anemone, Bells of Ireland, Boronia, Casa Blanca Lily, Daffodil, Delphinium, Hyacinth, Lilacs, Narcissus, Peony, Ranunculus, Star Gazer Lily, Sweetpea, Tulip, Waxflower
Summer Wedding Flowers in Season
Alstromeria, Bells of Ireland, Chrysanthemum, English Lavender, Forget-me-not, Freesia, Gerbera Daisy, Hydrangea, Iris, Larkspur, Liatris, Lily, Lisianthus, Asters, Queen Anne's Lace, Snapdragons, Statice, Stephanotis, Sunflower, Tuberose, Zinnia
Fall Wedding Flowers
Aster, Chrysanthemum, Dahlia, Marigold, Statice, Zinnia
Winter Wedding Flowers
Amaryllis, Anemone, Bells of Ireland, Camellias, Daffodil, Forget-me-nots, Holly, Jasmine, Narcissus, Poinsettia, Ranunculus, Star Gazer Lily, Star of Bethlehem, Sweetpea, Tulip,
Wedding Flowers Available Year-Round
Baby's Breath, Bachelor's Button, Calla Lily, Carnations, Delphinium, Eucalyptus, Gardenia, Gladiolus, Heather, Lily of the Valley, Orchid, Rose
CHOOSING YOUR COLOUR SCHEME
Generally, whatever color scheme you choose will often carry into the attendants' dresses, table settings, and flowers. If the type of flowers you have at your wedding is very important to you it may be a good idea to work backwards and choose your flowers before deciding on a definite colour scheme.
Some great wedding colour schemes for wedding are…
White and Green
If you've selected a snow white dress, choose snow white flowers.
Some great choices for white flowers are iris, sweet pea, peonies, orchids, lilacs, camellias, daisies, and carnations. For a softer hue, look for roses, tulips, freesia, or lily of the valley. When selecting greens, you can go from a fresh lime green to the deep green. If you want a brighter green, look for leaves from citrus trees, fresh grasses, or green berries. For a soft touch choose hydrangeas that carry a hint of green.
Pink with Green
Use pastel or bright pink flowers. Add tones of lavendar or purple from hydrangea. Create an elegant statement at your wedding if you choose pale blush colors for flowers and accents. Colors can range from soft pink to soft peach and ivory. Roses are a good choice to enhance a blush color scheme. Your florist can direct you to the best choice of roses as there are many types available.
Red roses are very appropriate for weddings at any time of the year. Especially in the winter, red looks wonderful with berries and pine greenery. Red is also found in tulips, peonies, gerbera daisies, ranunculus, carnations, lilies, and camellias.
Nothing But Pink
For a very romantic and feminine celebration, pink is beautiful. Choose one shade of pink or use many shades. Roses come in a wide range of pinks, or try ranunculas, sweet peas, hydrangeas, foxglove, snapdragons, dahlias, and bright gerbera daisies.
Fuschia, Lime Green, and White
For a dramatic look choose colors that are a strong contrast. Lime green, and bright pinks look crisp and fresh when paired together! Hydrangeas, roses, lilacs, hyacinth, iris, pansies, stock, delphinium, lisianthus, lavendar, and mums grow in shades of bright pinks and greens.
Summer brides might choose flowers in happy shades of yellow. Remember to choose a range of yellows that has enough contrast to the shade of bridal gown. Spring blossoms include tulips and daffodils. Happy daisies, sunflowers, freesia, ranunculas, dahlias, zinnias, daylilies, buttery roses, and alstromeria offer an array of yellow blossoms. Add a touch of hydrangea and beautiful sage greens.
This would be especially appropriate for destination or outdoor weddings where the sky or water would be an important element in the setting. Add the cool, serene tones of blues with cornflowers, hydrangea, delphinium, or iris.
Black and White
For an extra formal wedding dress the bridesmaids in beautiful black gowns and the men in black tuxedos. The bride can wear snow white or any shade of ivory. Flowers can be all white and table decorations can be silver or gold to add some sparkle to the room.