Choosing the right wedding flowers is serious business, and not just any flower will do. There are so many different types of flowers though, that the decision can be a hard one to make. However, there are basic wedding flowers that work best for each season, and that are tried and true favorites that are used by couples year after year.
Fall Wedding Flowers
Fall is such a colorful time when the leaves start changing colors. Many people are at a loss when choosing wedding flowers during this time however; as they feel that the light colored wispy flowers of spring and summer are no longer appropriate.
Common colors for wedding flowers during the fall include deep reds, browns, yellows, and oranges. In fact, if you live in an area with colorful leaves on the trees, branches full of beautifully colored leaves can be used for centerpieces, or as a garland around gift or favor tables as well. Popular fall centerpiece flowers include mums and pansies, and iris, narcissus, terra cotta, carnations, and honeysuckles are popular for bouquets.
Winter Wedding Flowers
Winter weddings can be made beautiful with a wide range of festive plants and flowers. There is room for many unique combinations that can really pull a wintertime wedding theme together. Small holly bushes with bright red berries make wonderful centerpiece and table decorations, as do poinsettias as well.
Beautiful red roses with sprigs of every green trees can be mixed together to form a festive red and green bouquet, or a simple display of white lilies can balance out a red colored wedding theme. For a less expensive option, opt for carnations instead of roses, and use natural greenery and berries as much as possible.
Spring Wedding Flowers
There is not a lack of choices when it comes to choosing spring wedding flowers. Everything is blooming in the spring, and pastel colors are most popular among those who are planning weddings during this delightful time of year.
Lilies are especially popular during this time, and come in a wide variety of colors, but equally as popular are lighter colored roses and daisies as well. A large pail or vase of daisies makes a wonderful low cost centerpiece, or filler for the bride's bouquet and orchids are a lovely choice for those who have money to splurge.
Summer Wedding Flowers
During the summer, many couple shave found that they can save some much needed money by moving their wedding outdoors in a beautiful blooming garden. Others utilize delightful wildflowers found in fields for their centerpieces and table garlands.
For summer bouquets, bachelor buttons, poppies, hollyhock, roses, and carnations are all popular choices in pale summer colors of course. Wildflowers can also be used for bouquets by those on a budget, with a few expensive roses mixed in.
Regardless of what time of year you have your wedding, there are perfect flowers that can meet your wedding needs. Wedding flowers don't have to drain your budget either, when you take advantage of naturally growing flowers and shrubs, you can save a bundle on your decorating costs.