Wedding Flowers by Season: Guide to Beautiful Blooms

Pink and white rose spring wedding bouquet

Choosing your wedding flowers by season helps ensure you can get exactly what you want. When you buy wedding flowers that will be in season at the time of your wedding, you can also save money while making your planning process easier.

Reasons to Choose Wedding Flowers by Season

One of the best reasons to choose wedding flowers that are in season is to save on your wedding cost. Instead of having to fly or truck in particular varieties, local growers and greenhouses can provide the flowers, and you save on additional shipping costs.

Wedding Flowers Reflect the Current Season

Wedding arrangements made with seasonal flowers provide continuity to your overall wedding decorations. Flowers of the current season give a more cohesive look, especially if photos are shot outside where the time of year will be evident. While you can choose any flowers you wish for your wedding, a seasonal wedding theme is better served when you use the flowers of the season.

Seasonal Flowers Make Wedding Decorating Easier

Building ceremony and wedding reception decorations based on your flower choices can be cheaper when using in-season flowers. Flowers automatically look dressed up, and a single stem can be placed in a vase with a ribbon for an easy, elegant look at little cost. Using seasonal flowers can mean substantial savings on your wedding decorations.

Easier to Work With Your Local Florist

In the United States, seasonal flowers vary by region. After all, a winter growing season in Florida is different than a forced indoor season in upper Minnesota. Speaking with your wedding florist can help you identify the commonly used varieties of wedding flowers in your area of the country.

Beautiful Winter Wedding Flowers in Season

You have many choices for winter wedding flowers. You can go with a holiday theme, use various types of greenery, and even add iconic Christmas decorations or symbols, such as stars or angels, to floral arrangements.

Some popular flowers to consider for winter wedding bouquets and décor include the following suggestions.

Vibrant and Colorful Freesia

Freesia are available year round and are a popular wedding flower choice. You can choose single or double blooms, and the flowers have a fruity fragrance. The price on these flowers is usually fairly inexpensive, and colors include:

  • White
  • Yellow
  • Cream
  • Red
  • Orange
  • Purple
  • Mauve
  • Pink
bouquet of freesias

Festive Holly and Holly Berries for Greenery

Holly is an evergreen that can be used for Christmas wedding decorations, boutonnieres, and even bouquets. It's best used with its red berries intact. Holly with red berries is strictly seasonal and will be on the expensive side compared to other greenery.

Evergreens Like Pine for Garlands and Bouquets:

Evergreens are available year round. You can use pine boughs and sprigs for wedding garlands. You can combine pine and holly berries to create beautiful winter bouquets. The price for evergreens varies depending on type of evergreen. Pine is cheaper than cedar, especially red cedar.

Mistletoe for Christmas Wedding

Mistletoe is a seasonal addition for wedding decorations and bouquets, like white roses. It is an ideal choice for a wedding, and you must be certain to include a few mistletoe kissing balls in your overall decoration plan. You can expect to pay more to mistletoe than other fillers.

bouquet of mistletoe and white roses

Ivy Symbol for Fidelity and Eternity

What better plant symbol for a wedding than eternal love and fidelity. This evergreen grows year round and can be used for all types of decorations for your wedding. Ivy is a popular winter evergreen and is good for a tight wedding flower budget.

Amaryllis for Dramatic Flare

Amaryllis is a statement flower when used in a bouquet or for wedding decorations. Amaryllis colors include:

  • White
  • Red
  • Pink
  • Yellow
  • Green
  • Burgundy

Grown from a bulb, this is an expensive flower, so you should be prepared to pay more.

Amaryllis in a pot

Roses Are Elegant

Roses are a standard for wedding flowers. They are available year round and the color variety seems almost endless. Roses have a moderate to high price range, depending on color(s) and variety selected.

Poinsettias for Christmas Charm

Poinsettias are a seasonal and grown for the Christmas holidays. Interestingly, it's the colorful upper bracts that attract all the attention away from the tiny flowers at the top. Since they are so popular, you can expect a moderate cost or lower, depending on the seller or retailer. Special attention is often paid to Christmas wedding bouquets and arrangements, using deep red and green velvets for tying the stems. Poinsettias make cheap but gorgeous centerpieces at a wedding reception. They are available in red, pink and white colors.

Poinsettias and candles lit

Vibrant Colorful Spring Wedding Flowers

Love and flowers both bloom in the spring. Be sure to let your florist know whether you want your flower heads to be blooming. Different arrangement effects can be created by using blooming or closed flowers.

Fragrance and Beauty of Blossoms

You can take advantage of the amazing fragrance that spring blossom harbor, such as cherry, pear, and apple. The colors range from white, coral, and crimson, to deep crimson. If you happen to grow any of these trees in your yard, you can use trimmimgs for free.

Branchs of Wild Cherry blossoms

Old-Fashioned Hydrangeas

The hydrangea is in season depending on the variety. For summer/spring weddings you can expect to pay more for these premium flowers. They are available in white, pink, green, or blue.

Adorable Sweet Peas

You can use this adorable flower in bouquets. Try a mix of different ones for bursts of color. This climbing and clustering flower is available in:

  • Pink
  • Red
  • Lavender
  • White
  • Blue

Sweet pea flowers are some of the less expensive flowers.

Bouquet of sweet peas

Simple and Fresh Daisies

Daisies are available in all colors from white to colorful painted daisies in purple, pink, and red. Gerber daisies are also popular choices for their size and beautiful assortment of colors. Gerber daisies are more expensive than plain or painted daisies, which are relatively inexpensive.

Big Bang for Buck Peonies

Peonies are a favorite wedding flower. The blooms are huge and provide amazing colors and texture for bridal bouquets and wedding decorations. The colors include:

  • Pink
  • Purple
  • Red
  • White
  • Peach

Peonies are a more expensive flower choice and are usually priced just below the cost of roses, depending on the color and variety.

Bridal bouquet of peonies

Fragrant and Nostalgic Lilacs

Lilacs are vintage flowers that were popular during the early 20th century. They are available in the spring, while some varieties bloom in summer and fall. The available colors include:

  • Violet
  • Pink
  • Lavender
  • White
  • Purple
  • Magenta
  • Blue

The more common colors of lavender, purple and white are cheaper than blue, but are all are moderately priced.

Elegant and Exquisite Ranunculus

Ranunculus blooms in late winter and/or early spring. These flowers have a delicate appearance, with the petals appearing like thin tissue paper. The colors include:

  • Creamy white
  • Pink
  • Apricot
  • Orange
  • Pale yellow
  • Deep burgundy
  • Orange
  • Red

You can expect to pay more for these high-end premium flowers, but they are worth every cent!

Ranunculus blooms

Roses for True Love

You can use roses in spring wedding bouquets and for decorations. The colors are as numerous as the varieties, such as white, red, pink, orange, yellow, purple, and many other colors. Roses range from moderate to high in price, but they tend to be less expensive if you don't need long stems for various decorations.

Perfection of Tulips

Tulips are beautiful spring flowers for a wedding., and you can select from countless colors and varieties. You may prefer a yellow and white bouquet in keeping with your wedding theme. Grown from bulbs, tulips are a high priced flower choice.

Fragrant, Majestic Magnolias

The magnolia is a favored Southern flower for its amazing show and equally amazing fragrance. You can use these blooms in table decorations as well as bouquets. These flowers bloom from March to June, depending on the variety. The blossoms can be creamy white, yellow, purple, and pink. You can expect to pay more for these very large flowers.

Bride with magnolia blossom in her hair

Fragrant Summer Flowers

Summer often brings the most weddings and the biggest choice of flowers for brides-to-be. Many of the summer flowers used in weddings bloom early in spring and carry on throughout summer. This makes them less expensive than flowers that only bloom in the spring or summer. These include roses, daisies, and magnolia blossoms.

Flower of July: Larkspur

Larkspur is the flower of July and symbolizes love and a strong, binding relationship. It's no wonder brides love this mystical flower. The colors include pink, blue, purple, and white. This is a moderately priced wedding flower.

Larkspur blossoms

Lilies (Calla, Casablanca, Lily of the Valley, Day Lilies)

Lilies have exquisite blooms that can add exotic appeal to bridal bouquets and wedding floral arrangements. Some varieties are white with elegant shapes. Day lilies in particular come in all colors, but the white and deep pink ones are favorites among brides. Lilies grow from bulbs and are more expensive than seed grown flowers.

Stephanotis, the Bridal Veil

Stephanotis is known as the Madagascar jasmine or bridal veil. The star-shaped flowers grow in clusters and are very fragrant. This is a more expensive, high-end flower choice.

Stephanotis floribunda

Black-Eyed Susans

Black-Eyed Susans are considered a wildflower. The intensely yellow flower has a black or dark brown center. These flowers are often used with more expensive flowers in bouquets and other floral arrangements. They are generally less expensive than most flowers.

Magical and Colorful Zinnia

Zinnia flowers are robust puffs of colors. They add texture to any bridal bouquet and come in:

  • Yellow
  • Red
  • Orange
  • Lavender
  • Green
  • Purple
  • White

Zinnias tend to be moderately priced.

beautiful multi colored zinnias

Potted Flowering Begonias

Begonias are mounded flowers and best used as potted plants decorations at a wedding reception or ceremony. The colors are pink, dark pink, red, and white. These are an inexpensive flower choice.

Bubbly and Happy Snapdragons

Snapdragons are either tall or dwarf. They are available in:

  • Yellow
  • Orange
  • White
  • Pink
  • Purple
  • Red
  • Burgundy

Tall snapdragons are especially excellent for larger floral arrangements, and they are are low to moderately priced.

Vase of snapdragons

Fall Wedding Flowers in Season

Fall foliage is frequently used in arrangements and bouquets, especially in the Midwest and Northeast. The rich oranges, reds and yellows of the fallen leaves make a perfect background for fall wedding flowers. Grains and fruits also make appearances in fall wedding floral arrangements for greater variety and a seasonal harvest connection.

Chrysanthemums for Weddings

Some varieties of chrysanthemums bloom in late summer, while most bloom in early fall. The color range includes:

  • Yellow
  • Pink
  • Red
  • Purple
  • Orange
  • Bronze

If you use chrysanthemum when the flowers are in bloom in the fall, this can be an inexpensive flower choice.

Lucky Sunflowers

Sunflowers are symbols associated with good luck. You can use them in your bridal bouquet and for decorations. The large bright yellow flowers add a cheery touch to a wedding. Sunflowers are inexpensive and provide a beautiful display.

Lovely Asters

This daisy-like flower can be found in white, blue, or purple colors. They start blooming in the spring and continue into late fall. These are usually an inexpensive flower when used during the fall or spring when they are in bloom.

asters and spider flowers

Dahlias Center Stage

Dahlias put on a great show as wedding flowers whether they're tiny pom-poms or gigantic blooms. The colors available include:

  • Red
  • Peach
  • White
  • Lavender
  • Yellow
  • Pink
  • Orange
  • Bi-color

Dahlias are a moderately priced flower for a wedding.

Consider Silk Flowers as an Alternative

To save money and use flowers that are not in season, you can always use silk wedding flowers in your bouquets and arrangements. Wedding florists often have large selections of high quality faux flowers for this purpose.

Wedding Flowers Selected by Season

Choosing wedding flowers by season can help couples save money while still planning lovely floral accents for their ceremony and reception. With many types of flowers available throughout the year, it is easy to find just the right bloom no matter what season it is.

Wedding Flowers by Season: Guide to Beautiful Blooms