As you start to plan your wedding flowers the season you are getting married in can have a big impact of the price of your blooms. If you are looking to create a beautiful bouquet on a budget then keep in mind that flowers that are in season will be much easier for your florist to source and therefore much more affordable. Take a look at what flowers are in season during your wedding month right here:
January, the first month of the year — full of new beginnings and promise but unfortunately some quite harsh weather for flowers to bloom. A good florist should be able to provide you with popular choices such as lilies and roses at any time of the year but in particular, daffodils and snowdrops can be seen flowering in Ireland and may be easier to source.
February is the month of love, the home of Valentine’s Day and has a gorgeous selection of blooms for you to choose from. If you’re looking for something pretty with a country-chic feel why not try hydrangeas or for a sophisticated look, a purple iris is a striking choice. Although the weather is still chilly, February sees both primroses and crocuses come into flower which work well for rustic celebrations.
As March approaches, spring suddenly feels not that far away and with the slowly warming weather comes a few pretty blooms that would work perfectly in your wedding bouquet. Freesias are known for their strong, floral smell and come in a range of colours. Or if your wedding favours a blue theme, bluebells could be the ideal flower for you with their violet tinged hue. From this point onwards you will start to see the bloom of many more flowers into the summer.
If you’re thinking of having an Easter wedding — you’re in luck! Not only can you take advantage of the lighter evenings and leaping lambs but one of the most beautiful wedding flowers comes into season, peonies! Peonies look great in a bouquet or as centre pieces and can be cleverly styled to look rustic, stylish, vintage or country.
Come May and many of the previously mentioned flowers are looking lovelier than ever in full bloom. But, if you’re looking to steer away from classic wedding flowers you could try delphinium or lisianthus. Modern brides looking for an elegant and minimalist bouquet will love orchids which can now be found easily.
In June daffodils are at their peak, creating a budget friendly option with a bright, sunny colour scheme. They work really well in small glass jars, dotted around an outdoor wedding. Equally as striking, this is a great month for poppies which would obviously work well with a red themed wedding. Different variations of roses are now in full bloom as are sweet peas and marigolds.
July sees gorgeous gerbera flowers come into bloom, which is like a huge daisy in bright colours. Lily of the Valley is also a wonderful choice for the month of July, as is stephanotis which is a white, waxy flower often used in bridal works.
August is typically the warmest time of the year, and so you will see lots of the flowers previously mentioned at their peak. For rustic inspired brides thinking of touches for favour details or to decorate a cake, lavender is a perfect choice and blooms wonderfully in August.
As the seasons begin to change and autumn approaches, get ready for gorgeous orange tones coming into flower. Sunflowers are a good flower for this month, adding a bright burst of colour to your wedding and are easy to arrange as well as being cost effective.
The truest season of autumn, October is a gorgeous time to get married with golden lighting and falling leaves like confetti at every turn. However, drawing into winter many flowers will now be more difficult to source. You can still get hold of gypsophila and carnations for bigger arrangements. If your needs are very specific, your florist can try and arrange for certain blooms to be brought in for you.
Although one of the coldest months of the year, teeming with rain and frost, there are still some specific winter flowers that will be easiest to find. Try winter jasmine, winter camellias and poinsettias if you’re looking for arrangements that are wedding budget friendly and easy to get hold of.
During the coldest month, why not embrace the season and instead of fresh flowers, consider a bridal bouquet made from pine cones. This stunning bouquet is mixed in with white and silver fabric, giving a fresh feel to this winter style.
Still looking for inspiration? Browse our wedding flowers gallery for more ideas.