December is one of the most common months for couples to get engaged, so what does that mean for January? The wedding planning begins! If you and your partner are newly betrothed, you have a lot of fun and exciting details to work out, starting with the date. If either of you have any strong opinions on the florals you'd like for your wedding arrangements, that could determine when you should be planning your big day. While many flowers can be found year-round, choosing ones that are in season will likely be cheaper and ensure fresh and vibrant bouquets and centerpieces. Here's a breakdown of the most popular wedding flowers by what season they're available:
Spring and Summer
Most spring and summer weddings are full of beautiful florals, since it's the time of year when many flowers are in season. Take a look at these popular wedding flowers available during the warmer seasons:
- Cherry Blossoms: Cherry blossoms are stunning flowers often found in Japanese gardens. They're known for having a soft pink color and are even considered a symbol of spring. They're hugely popular for spring weddings, and many brides even incorporate them into their wedding cakes and other decor.
- Peonies: Peonies are known for being large and vibrantly colored, which is why couples love using them in their wedding arrangements.
- Tulips: Tulips are also known for their vivid colors, and are perfect for use in a bouquet due to their longer stems and trumpet-shaped bulbs. Tulips are also available in late winter.
Fall and Winter
Fall and winter weddings have recently become even more popular than they once were. If you're looking to tie the knot during the cooler months, here are some of the flowers that will be in season:
- Dahlias: Dahlias, which are in season beginning in late summer and are available throughout fall, are most often found in hues of red, orange, yellow and purple. The colorful florals look beautiful in fall wedding arrangements.
- Queen Ann's Lace: The small delicate white blooms of Queen Ann's lace make them very trendy for couples to use as a filler for their bouquets and table arrangements. The small flowers look dainty and charming.
- Gardenias: Gardenias are most often found in a soft ivory color, which is why they're so commonly used in winter wedding bouquets.
Many classically popular wedding flowers are available all year, which makes it easier for couples who love them to set a date. Take a look at these flowers that are available no matter the season:
- Roses: Roses are perhaps the most popular wedding flower of all time. Though they come in many colors, the two you'll see most at weddings are classic red and romantic white.
- Carnations: Carnations are thought to symbolize admiration and pure love, which complements the sentiment behind weddings perfectly. These flowers come in a huge variety of colors, and are found often in bridal arrangements.
- Gerberas: Commonly found in shades of yellow, red and orange, gerberas are very popular for fall weddings, but they're actually available year-round. These flowers, which symbolize friendship, look beautiful in mixed arrangements and on their own.
- Daisies: Lovely white daisies bring to mind childhood and innocence, and they also symbolize sentimentality. These charming flowers are in season all year, and are pretty affordable compared to some of the other popular wedding flowers.
- Hydrangeas: Hydrangeas are one of the most unique-looking flowers due to their multi-bloomed voluminous heads. It's common to see hydrangeas in shades of pink, purple and blue, though white hydrangeas are very popular in winter weddings. These flowers are thought to represent devotion, making them a romantic choice for engaged couples.