What type of flower to choose?
Whether you choose silk or real flowers, you’ll want to carefully consider what type of flowers you want in your wedding. Choosing flowers you like that go along with the season of your wedding will allow the flower to be at its freshest (and cheapest). It also will help to make the wedding more special.
Besides traditional wedding flowers options, you might want to consider choosing flowers that will be in season when you’re having your wedding. First, think of the colors you associate with each season; these will help you narrow down the flower type
choices. Flowers available all year include roses,
orchids, lilies, and gerberas, all of which come in numerous colors that could associate with any season. Besides these, most flowers nowadays grow all year, though some just seem more appropriate at certain seasons.
Below are some helpful hints to get you started on your seasonal flower selection.
Regarding winter flowers, you could go with the snowy white theme for your flowers or choose flowers that contrast to the snow. Anemones, amaryllis, holly, and jasmine are good seasonal winter flowers. Also, don’t forget the mistletoe—why not add a little more romance to the air?
Spring, as the season of rebirth, is cheerful, delicate, and pleasant. Great spring colors are bright yellow, orange, pink, and blue. Flowers are plentiful in the spring, so you shouldn’t have any trouble choosing, but some ideas you can start with include hyacinths, daffodils, honeysuckle, and tulips.
When you think of summer, think of the sun and being active. Therefore, warm, rich colors are great summer choices. Pair up gold or silver with purple, red, blue, or teal. Various flowers of various hues are available at this time, giving you many choices to create a colorful selection. Among these, lilies, snapdragons,
irises, freesias, forget-me-nots,
thrive in the summer.
Fall in particular has a seasonal focus on color due to the leaves changing color—fall colors of reds, oranges, and yellows work well for fall wedding flowers. While you can of course create bouquets of orange roses, you can also go with fall flowers like chrysanthemums, dahlias, and marigolds, and asters. A popular addition to an autumn flower set is fruit like crab apples and even pumpkins. After all, fall is the bountiful harvest season.
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