Your Wedding Flowers - What Are Your Choices?
By Sher Matsen
Your wedding flowers usually tie to your wedding theme. When most of us envision
wedding flowers we think of more of the traditional choices but there are
literally thousands of flower choices that work very well for wedding bouquets,
ceremonies, and receptions. Here are just a few flower variations to get you
thinking. Weve divided them by color to help make it easier to fit them to your
Dahlia a late summer and fall bloom known for its wide variety of colors. Very
affordable and they work great in centerpieces and bouquets.
Asclepia Beatix very tiny flowers that throw a lot of punch! A 1 hybrid
flower that works well in low arrangements.
Tulip there are several tulip variants and plenty of color variety. Very
affordable and they work great in centerpieces and bouquets.
Ranuculus a beautiful spring flower but prone to drooping in hot weather. It
looks terrific mixed with other flowers.
Chinese Lantern is known to have 10-15 flowers on a stock so it is excellent
for a focal point in centerpieces.
Sandersonia these little bell shaped flowers work great in boutonnieres,
corsages, and in flower girls baskets.
Poppy Big, beautiful, and very affordable when purchased in its in season,
spring. They are definitely an eye catcher!
Black Eyed Susans The perfect country flower for a country wedding
Sunflower blooms from late summer to fall and are available in a variety of
colors and sizes. Very popular planted in pots.
Snapdragon a very graceful and elegant flower that works well with simple
bouquets and centerpieces. Reasonably priced, blooming in late summer.
Flannel Flower produces spiky star shaped blossoms that are long lasting.
Perfect for both bouquets and arrangements.
Chamomile is a common wild flower that blooms late summer. Very refreshing and
great for wreaths, centerpieces, and bouquets.
Stephanotis this year round flower is affordable and perfect for bouquets and
Narcissus blooms late winter early spring. Its fragrant blooms are great for
Cosmos blooms in spring and summer. Not so impressive on its own but very
glamorous when mixed with other flowers.
Snowberry blooms late fall through December. Produces small pale fruit that
works well in winter bouquets.
Dogwood blooms in spring producing large flowers. Very nice in both bouquets
Iris many colors and varieties are available. There are iris choices for all
four seasons. Very affordable with large blooms making it perfect for large
Miniature Calla Lily works very well in bouquets and centerpieces. There is a
warning attached to this flower it is poisonous to dogs.
Veronica these tiny spiked flowers add grace and elegance to bouquets and
centerpieces. They mix well with round flowers.
Clematis this vine blooms during summer months and is available in many colors
and species varieties. It weaves nicely into wreaths
Celosia blooms spring through fall producing velvety flowers. Perfect way to
add texture to bouquets and centerpieces.
Hyacinth this fragrant flower works well on its own or in arrangements.
Anemone blooms September through March producing a variety of bright colors.
Perfect for adding some color and cheer to this drabber season.
Frittilaria these checkered flowers are perfect for small arrangements and
Scabiosa blooms spring through summer producing ruffled flowers. It makes a
wonderful addition to bouquets and centerpieces.
Gomphrena - has a thistle type bloom and is very hardy. It wont wilt so is
perfect for bouquets, boutonnieres, and arrangements. Dries nicely too.
Cornflower adds a nice fresh touch to bouquets and centerpieces.
Allium these tiny petal flowers will add glamour. They smell like onions so
they work best around food areas.
Sand Catchfly looks like miniature hot air balloons. It adds flare and depth
to bouquets and centerpieces.
Spider Chrysanthemum blooms year round so very affordable. Its spidery petal
flowers add charm and excitement to bouquets and arrangements.
Benzelia Lanuginosa Imported from New Zealand so can be a bit pricey. A
wonderful exotic addition to all arrangements.
Nigella Pod available late summer to early fall adding a sculptured accent to
Seeded Eucalyptus very versatile adding texture to a centerpiece. It can
easily be sprayed with metallic spray paint and it dries nicely.
Ladys Slipper very expensive but ever so exotic. Perfect for a corsage or
bouquet. To pricey for table arrangements.
Solomons Seal the bell shaped flowers work well in casual bouquet and
centerpieces. It works well with lilies.
Fern work well for fillers on bouquets and centerpieces. It presses nicely so
also can be used for accenting menus or cards.
Rose Hip the post blossom fruit of the rose makes great filler for bouquets as
well as all arrangements.
Vallota bloom summer through fall producing 2 flowers shaped like a lily.
Their smaller size makes them fit much better into arrangements.
Fringed Gerbera Daisy these miniature flowers are whimsical and work well in
bouquets. They also have a nice touch when floated in a bowl or brandy glass.
Tree Peony blooms late fall to early winter in New Zealand. Because they are
imported they are pricey. However, they certainly stand out and add color to a
cooler season wedding.
Astrantia this is an eye catching bloom that mixes well but stands out.
Cymbidium Orchid perfect for corsages but also works well in large displays.
Nicely scented it works well on table tops or floated in a bowl or glass.
Floated in a martini glass adds a real nice touch!
Carousel Illusion Rose this very large hybrid flower works well in bouquets
Antique Rose this beautiful rose is very hard to come by and thus extremely
pricey. However if you are looking for something romantic and rare this flower
is a must have. Add to your bouquet for your own personal joy!
Curcuma a tropical flower that blooms mid summer. Adds character to a bouquet
Flower choices are endless. Ive only covered just a handful of whats
available. If your wedding is spring through fall learn what flowers are native
to your area. You may be pleasantly surprised at what is available and of course
the pricing will be much better on local flowers. If youre looking for those
more exotic flowers then set a budget and start checking early. This will give
you an idea of what is available in your budget range. Remember exotic and
tropical flower prices can change dramatically in one season depending on
availability. You may be able to get a florist to lock into pricing or at least
set a guarantee of the maximum price for your future wedding date. Often local
florists grow some of the tropicals in their greenhouses to that may also help
keep the pricing a little more affordable.
So choose your wedding theme, choose your colors, and then you can start to
decide what flowers are right for your wedding. Best Wishes!
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