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Written by Paula Jones Last updated: July 6, 2011
Match your wedding flowers to your season.
The month you marry can make a real impact on your choice of wedding flowers in terms of what’s in season and which blooms will be available to you at a price you want to pay.
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 can creep up quickly, it’s worth doing a bit of homework before you choose your flowers, so you can match your wedding blooms to the season you are marrying in.
Here’s our guide to popular seasonal spring wedding flowers to help you decide which blooms are right for 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.
Find ideas for your flowers and bouquets in Inspirations and Articles and find your florist in the Wedding Directory.
Find ideas for wedding flowers and bridal bouquets in the Confetti florist Directory.