The Ultimate Guide to Seasonal Flowers for Weddings

Wedding flowers are often a big part of the colour theme, so if a particular flower or colour is important you will need to consider florals first when planning your big day, and everything else will follow. If you love deep, saturated reds, golds, bronzes, yellows and browns, you will need an autumn wedding. Flowers in season ensure you get stunning blooms and help the budget as out-of-season flowers are pricier. Here is our seasonal flowers for wedding guide to help you can pick your blooms with confidence.

These lists are general and do vary with location and you need to ensure you cover:

  • Bouquet and centrepieces.
  • Flowers for the bridesmaids and mothers of the bride and groom
  • Flower girls
  • Corsages for the groom, groomsmen and fathers of the bride and groom

Start thinking about your flowers as far in advance as possible as you may need to order between six prior to your wedding.

Spring Flowers

Spring’s glorious, beautiful, multicoloured bursting blooms tell us we made it through yet another winter. They’re naturally celebratory and thus perfect for a springtime wedding. Tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and crocus are the typical hallmarks of the season, and roses abound. Think of fragrant lilies, lilac and gardenias, and everything from exotic orange Birds of Paradise to abundantly petaled ranunculus in oranges, pinks and reds.

In terms of variety, you’ll find everything you need in spring’s abundant colours, hues and textures.

  • Agapanthus
  • Amaryllis
  • Anemone
  • Bell of Ireland
  • Bird of Paradise
  • Boronia
  • Brodea
  • Casa Blanca Lily
  • Cherry Blossom
  • Columbine
  • Cornflower
  • Daffodil
  • Dahlia
  • Delphinium
  • Dogwood
  • Forsythia
  • Foxglove
  • Freesia
  • Gardenia
  • Goldenrod
  • Helleborus
  • Hollyhock
  • Hyacinth
  • Hydrangea
  • Larkspur
  • Lilac
  • Lily of the Valley
  • Lisianthus
  • Magnolia
  • Orchid
  • Pansy
  • Pear Blossom
  • Peony
  • Phlox
  • Poppy
  • Protea
  • Pussy Willow
  • Ranunculus
  • Rose
  • Stargazer Lily
  • Statice
  • Stephanotis
  • Stock
  • Sweet Pea
  • Tulip
  • Viburnum
  • Violet
  • Waxflower
  • Wisteria
  • Zinnia

Summer Flowers

One of the best things about summer wedding flowers is that there’s so much to choose from. And because summer is the most popular season for weddings, and because there is such variety, and because your florist is handling a lot more than just your wedding, you’ll want to start discussing your flowers as soon as you can so that you can place your order.

Summer flowers have a gorgeous colour range with delphiniums, gladioli and snapdragons. You can go tropical with orchids and hibiscus and or just go classic and revel in the season’s overabundance of roses.

With summer, you’re generally guaranteed better weather — no winter snowstorms or drenching spring rains — and people seem to have more time and are just more relaxed. And all these elements combine to ensure that you have a wonderful and memorable wedding.

  • Alstroemeria
  • Aster
  • Begonia
  • Blackeyed Susan
  • Celosia (Cockscomb)
  • Chrysanthemum
  • Clematis
  • Cosmos
  • Daisy
  • Delphinium
  • English Lavender
  • Forget-Me-Not
  • Freesia
  • Garden Rose
  • Gardenia
  • Gerbera
  • Hibiscus
  • Hydrangea
  • Larkspur
  • Liatris
  • Lily
  • Lisianthus
  • Nigella
  • Pansy
  • Plumbago
  • Poppy
  • Queen Anne’s Lace
  • Rose
  • Rosemary
  • Snapdragons
  • Solidaster
  • Statice
  • Stephanotis
  • Stock
  • Sunflower
  • Tuberose
  • Viburnum
  • Violet
  • Yarrow
  • Zinnia

Autumn Flowers

An autumn wedding is the perfect occasion for the rich yellows, golds, bronzes, oranges, reds, burgundies, rusts, browns, deep purples and greens of the season, which will contrast beautifully with your dress. They’re naturally dramatic, offer tremendous variety and their deep and saturated hues give your florist the opportunity to truly personalize your wedding.

Also, autumn gives you the opportunity to experiment with unusual choices like Chinese lantern fruits, seedpods, hypericum berries, vines, seeded eucalyptus, fruit and ornamental cabbage. And fall foliage cuttings make exquisite centrepieces and arrangements.

  • Alstroemeria
  • Amaranthus
  • Amaryllis
  • Anemone
  • Aster
  • Autumn Foliage
  • Baby’s Breath
  • Bittersweet
  • Cabbage
  • Calla Lily (miniature)
  • Carnation
  • Chinaberry
  • Chrysanthemum
  • Celosia (Cockscomb)
  • Cosmos
  • Crabapple
  • Dahlia
  • Echinops
  • Eucalyptus
  • Freesia
  • Galax
  • Gerbera
  • Gladiolus
  • Hydrangea
  • Hypericum
  • Iris
  • Juniper
  • Kalanchoe
  • Kniphofia
  • Lily
  • Lisianthus
  • Marigold
  • Orchid
  • Ornamental Berries
  • Pepper Berry
  • Protea
  • Queen Anne’s Lace
  • Quince
  • Rose
  • Rose Hip
  • Rowen Berry
  • Salvia
  • Sassafras
  • Scabiosa
  • Solidago
  • Star of Bethlehem
  • Statice
  • Sugar Maple
  • Sumac
  • Sunflower
  • Yarrow
  • Zinnia

Winter Flowers

Winter brides may be concerned that they won’t have the nicest flowers possible at their wedding. Untrue. While the selection is less than that for spring or summer, the flowers themselves are stunners, like dramatic amaryllis, elegant cymbidium orchids and brightly hued ranunculus.

Work with what’s in season: Think about holiday colours and incorporate holly or poinsettias, or consider the white and blue of Hanukkah. Or go completely classic with an elegant winter-white floral decor.

If you live in a warmer winter climate, you’ll have a little more variety. And, of course, if you have a generous budget, you can get anything you’d like, but out-of-season blooms are expensive.

  • Acacia
  • Anemone
  • Bell of Ireland
  • Camellia
  • Casa Blanca
  • Daffodil
  • Dogwood
  • Dried Flowers
  • Evergreen
  • Forget-Me-Nots
  • Forsythia
  • Fruit Blossoms
  • Gerbera
  • Holly
  • Ivy
  • Jasmine
  • Narcissus
  • Ornamental Berries
  • Paperwhites
  • Ranunculus
  • Seedpod
  • Star of Bethlehem
  • Stargazer lilies
  • Tulip
  • Waxflower

Flowers Available All Year-Round

  • Anemone
  • Baby’s Breath
  • Bachelor’s Button/Cornflower
  • Calla Lily
  • Carnations
  • Casa Blanca Lily
  • Delphinium
  • Eucalyptus
  • Forced Bulbs
  • Freesia
  • Gardenia
  • Heather
  • Ivy
  • Lily of the Valley
  • Orchid
  • Protea
  • Ranunculus
  • Rose
  • Scabiosa
  • Stargazer Lily
  • Stephanotis
  • Vines
When should I start thinking about purchasing wedding flowers?
Start thinking about your flowers as far in advance as possible and select your florist or floral designer. Order between six and 12 months prior to your wedding.
What flowers are seasonal?
Spring Flowers – Agapanthus, Amaryllis, Anemone, Bell of Ireland, Bird of Paradise, Boronia, Brodea, Casa Blanca Lily, Cherry Blossom, Columbine, Cornflower, Daffodil, Dahlia, Delphinium, Dogwood, Forsythia, Foxglove, Freesia, Gardenia, Goldenrod, Helleborus, Hollyhock, Hyacinth, Hydrangea, Larkspur, Lilac, Lily of the Valley, Lisianthus, Magnolia, Orchid, Pansy, Pear Blossom, Peony, Phlox, Poppy, Protea, Pussy Willow, Ranunculus, Rose, Stargazer Lily, Statice, Stephanotis, Stock, Sweet Pea, Tulip, Viburnum, Violet, Waxflower, Wisteria, Zinnia Summer Flowers – Alstroemeria, Aster, Begonia, Blackeyed Susan, Celosia (Cockscomb), Chrysanthemum, Clematis, Cosmos, Daisy, Delphinium, English Lavender, Forget-Me-Not, Freesia, Garden Rose, Gardenia, Gerbera, Hibiscus, Hydrangea, Larkspur, Liatris, Lily, Lisianthus, Nigella, Pansy, Plumbago, Poppy, Queen Anne’s Lace, Rose, Rosemary, Snapdragons, Solidaster, Statice, Stephanotis, Stock, Sunflower, Tuberose, Viburnum, Violet, Yarrow, Zinnia Autumn Flowers –¬†Alstroemeria, Amaranthus, Amaryllis, Anemone, Aster, Autumn Foliage, Baby’s Breath, Bittersweet, Cabbage, Calla Lily (miniature), Carnation, Chinaberry, Chrysanthemum, Celosia (Cockscomb), Cosmos, Crabapple, Dahlia, Echinops, Eucalyptus, Freesia, Galax, Gerbera, Gladiolus, Hydrangea, Hypericum, Iris, Juniper, Kalanchoe, Kniphofia, Lily, Lisianthus, Marigold, Orchid, Ornamental Berries, Pepper Berry, Protea, Queen Anne’s Lace, Quince, Rose, Rose Hip, Rowen Berry, Salvia, Sassafras, Scabiosa, Solidago, Star of Bethlehem, Statice, Sugar Maple, Sumac, Sunflower, Yarrow, Zinnia Winter Flowers – Acacia, Anemone, Bell of Ireland, Camellia, Daffodil, Dogwood, Dried Flowers, Evergreen, Forced Bulbs (Casa Blanca and Stargazer lilies, Narcissus, Daffodils), Forget-Me-Nots, Forsythia, Fruit Blossoms, Gerbera, Holly, Ivy, Jasmine, Ornamental Berries, Paperwhites, Ranunculus, Seedpod, Star of Bethlehem, Tulip, Waxflower
Which flowers are available all year-round?
Anemone, Baby’s Breath, Bachelor’s Button/Cornflower, Calla Lily, Carnations, Casa Blanca Lily, Delphinium, Eucalyptus, Forced Bulbs, Freesia, Gardenia, Heather, Ivy, Lily of the Valley, Orchid, Protea, Ranunculus, Rose, Scabiosa, Stargazer Lily, Stephanotis, Vines

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