The Most Popular Wedding Flowers For Each Season

Choosing the right floral arrangements for your wedding could mean all the difference in influencing everyone in attendance to being caught up and dazzled by the beautiful ambience at your chosen venue.  Let’s face it, you want this once in a lifetime event to be an unforgettable experience for you, your spouse, and all of your guests.  However, with so many different types of flowers available to choose from, making the right decision can be a challenge.

Narrowing down your floral choices to fit the season is a smart and timely way to not only impress everyone, but may also save you some money on your wedding budget as well!  Let’s take a look at some of the types of seasonal wedding flowers that you could be using for your various wedding arrangements.

Fall Wedding Flowers

Most people can agree that fall is a time of year that really boasts a lot of color. Because of this, a lot of couples don’t know what to do when it comes time to choose an appropriate flower for their bouquets, arrangements, and centerpieces during this time of year.  The good news is that with so many options available, choosing flowers for the fall season is relatively easy and actually a lot of fun, especially when you have a knowledgeable florist to help you make your selection.  Also, the colors and types of flowers available make them perfectly suited for a rustic wedding!

Basically, you’ll want to choose flowers that have deeper hues of oranges, yellows, browns, and reds as those represent autumn best and the possible combinations will allow you to maximize your artistic ability.  You’ll also be able to include fall foliage to the mix in the form of pinecones, leaves, vibrant fruit, tree branches, acorns and more!  Here are some great examples of popular flowers used in fall arrangements:

Dahlias

Calla Lilies

Marigolds

Chrysanthemums

Sunflowers

Zinnias

If you’re fortunate to live in a densely wooded area during this time of year then you can even use trees as centerpieces for your wedding ceremony or reception. The options for floral arrangements during the fall are virtually endless and can really test the creativity of your favorite florist.

Winter Wedding Flowers

If there is no better setting to celebrate your wedding than surrounded by a pristine covering of snow, then selecting the appropriate floral arrangement to accentuate the season is for you!   Contrary to popular opinion, there is a lot of wiggle room in regards to the designs for flowers during the winter season, from going ‘all in’ with brilliant whites to more subdued whites like cream, silver, or ivory hues, or even create a dramatic effect using deep reds to create contrast. Red roses that are covered in sprigs also tend to be quite popular for couples who are having their wedding during winter months.  Some beautiful flowers favored by brides in winter inspired arrangements include:

Gardenias

Stephanotis

Amaryllis

Narcissus

Tulips

To complement your winter arrangements, you may appreciate mistletoe, holly, pussy willow twigs, bright red berries, amaryllis blossoms, or even poinsettias.  To create the most striking seasonal arrangements, try to experiment with a lot of greens, reds, and whites for weddings that are taking place during the winter. These colors can typically provide the “natural” ambiance that most couples are trying to achieve in this scenario.

Spring Wedding Flowers

Spring is the most beautiful season of the year to get married, and the sky is literally the limit as far as beautiful flower options to choose from for couples that decide to have their wedding in the springtime. Almost every kind of flower is thriving and blooming during this time which provides you with an almost overwhelming variety of options to work with. This is particularly appealing to couples as prices of many of the most popular wedding flowers go down during this time due to their relative abundance.  This also means that you will have a better chance of finding flowers grown locally by flower farms in your area, ensuring that they will be as fresh as possible and with a minimum of bruising caused by transportation.

While roses will always be a mainstay for any season, this delightful time of year works well with all kinds of colors, shapes, sizes, and varieties in regards to flowers, so you shouldn’t be timid about experimenting and adding your own twist to your arrangements.  For example, peonies and lilies are exceptionally popular during this time of year, as their pastel colors and soft textures make them especially easy to incorporate into many preferred wedding palettes.  If your wedding budget is an issue (click here for awesome ways to keep your wedding flower budget under control), large vases full of hydrangeas can be a low cost, yet very visually appealing option. Many couples also prefer beautiful blooms of  orchids, sweet smelling lilacs, elegant tulips, and even colorful daisies as well!  Regardless of your theme or preferences, your true artistic expression can really come out during the spring.  Here are some popular examples of springtime wedding flower arrangements most preferred by brides:

Roses

Peonies

Hydrangeas

Lilies

Tulips

Summer Wedding Flowers

With long and beautiful days full of color, most couples prefer to have their wedding during the summer months (June is by far the most popular month for weddings).  As such, they love to capture the season by incorporating summer flowers into their wedding theme. A direct benefit of having a summer wedding is that your flowers will be able to maintain their blooming ability and won’t be affected by the cold. Also, you will be able to take advantage of them being locally available in full bloom just like in springtime, ensuring the freshest possible results!

For summer months, the most popular flowers preferred by brides include gardenias, carnations, roses.  You can also find many beautiful arrangements of lilies, and poppies as potential flowers for your wedding and of course, the majority of wildflowers can also work as well in the form of bouquets and arrangements.  Here are some beautiful examples of summertime flowers incorporated into weddings:

Gardenias

Lilies

Carnations

Poppies

Wildflowers

Conclusion

Regardless of what time of year you plan to have your wedding, realize that there is probably a perfect flower to suit the season. Whatever your preference, your wedding flowers should be selected based on your theme and budget, as well as your tastes and of course the feedback given by your florist. Following the ideas above should give you enough of a start to narrowing down the types of flowers you should be using for a particular season of the year.

Do you have a favorite seasonal flower you incorporated into your wedding that should be listed above?  Share your experiences with us below!