Are your wedding flowers in season?
Choosing flowers that are in season is not just about cutting cost. A lot of flowers are now available all year round with producers and greenhouses forcing the growing process to keep up with international trends and demands. Unfortunately this leads to a lesser quality of flower, these flowers may not last as long and are more prone to breakages than a flower that is naturally in season.
Flowers that are out of season are more difficult to get hold and therefore cost more money. I would 'always' suggest using a flower that is in season when they are at their best. You only want the best for your wedding don’t you?
If your favourite flower is not in season, and I know how heart-breaking that can be, don't worry I will do my best to suggest an alternative that you are happy with.
I have put together a list of the most common and asked for wedding flowers and listed their availability. I hope this helps you with planning what flowers you would like to see on your special day!
Bouvardia - All year round – pretty flower which adds a soft feminine touch
Calla Lily – All year round, at its best April-October – popular choice
Daffodil – November-May, at its best Jan-March – inexpensive spring flower
Dahlia – July–November – perfect for Autumnal brides, garden-flower look
Gerbera Daisy – All year round – trendy flower great for more informal weddings
Hyacinth – November–May – a ‘must have flower’ for spring weddings, sweet scent
Hydrangea – February–Dec, at its best May-October – fabulous flower for weddings
Lily – All year round – great for big showy bouquets and tall vase arrangements
Lily of the Valley – March-May – dainty flower, perfect for delicate arrangements
Orchid – All year round – expensive but great for a statement piece
Peony – February-July, at its best April-June – big bloom, wonderful in tied posies
Poppy – April–June – great for a garden-flower look
Ranunclus – Oct-June, at its best Dec-May – perfect for spring, lots of colours
Rose – All year round – enduring flower, popular choice for wedding flowers
Stephanotis – June-Dec – has a touch of old-fashioned glamour, great for corsages
Tulip – October-June, at its best Dec-April – great grouped together as a posy or with other spring flowers