Match your wedding flowers to your season
The month you marry will have a huge effect on what flowers you can have and what flowers you can afford for your wedding day. Find out more…
Whether you're getting married in June or January, find out what flowers will be in season because it could make the difference between getting the blooms you want or being disappointed and penniless!
Basically, the price and availability of flowers changes throughout the year and although (just like fruit and veg), flowers can be imported or grown in greenhouses to help make certain types available all year round, seasonal flowers tend to be better value and easier to find.
As wedding costs have a nasty habit of creeping up really quickly, it’s worth doing a bit of homework before you choose your flowers, so that you can match your wedding blooms to the season you are marrying in.
Here’s a season-by-season guide to help you…
Agapanthus -- large, striking flowers, also known as African Lily.
Anemone -- delicate flowers available in various colours.
Anthurium -- waxy looking, exotic flowers.
Aster -- daisy-like flowers on upright stems.
Bouvardia -- clusters of small, tubular flowers.
Calla Lily -- Striking lilies. Available in white and other colours. Not all colours are available throughout the year.
Carnation -- long lasting and wonderful for using on their own in pomanders.
Cherry Blossom -- delicate blossom - perfect for weddings.
Cornflower -- usually available in blue, but other colours can be found.
Chrysanthemum -- large, showy flowers.
Cymbidium orchid -- striking orchids, up to 12 flowers on each stem.
Delphinium -- tall flower spikes
Forget-me-not -- tiny blue flowers on short stems.
Freesia -- highly scented flowers in various colours.
Genista -- masses of tiny flowers on straight stems.
Gerbera -- contemporary, daisy-like flower in various colours.
Gloriosa -- bright yellow and cerise, dramatic flower.
Heliconia -- tropical flower.
Hyacinth -- beautifully scented and various colours.
Hydrangea -- enormous flowerheads in various colours.
Iris -- popular, but relatively short-lived.
Lily -- lilies are available throughout the year, but not in all colours.
Lily of the valley -- tiny bell-shaped flowers. Can be very expensive.
Lisianthus -- popular and available in various colours.
Muscari (grape hyacinth)
Narcissus -- spring-like. Also known as daffodil.
Nigella -- also known as 'love in the mist'. Delicate, papery flowers.
Oncidium Orchid -- small yellow flowers along the stems.
Phalaenopsis orchid -- large flower, perfect for a wedding bouquet.
Phlox -- popular country garden flower.
Ranunculus -- delicate, papery flowers. Wonderful for romantic weddings.
Rose -- needs no explanation! Available in almost every colour.
Stephanotis -- individual white, waxy flowers. Make wonderful buttonholes and bouquets.
Sunflower -- striking flower usually in yellow.
Sweet pea -- short lived. Wonderful colours and scents.
Sweet William -- country garden flowers
Tulip -- a very popular cut flower with many different varieties.
- How to choose wedding flowers
- Choosing wedding florists
- What wedding flowers to buy
- Budgeting for your blooms
- Flowers, décor & photography
- Bridal bouquets & buttonholes
- Flowers for the wedding venue
- The language of flowers
- Faking it
- Latest floral styles: Choosing
- Latest floral styles: Next step
- Latest floral styles: The ceremony