Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Tis the Season!

I know you have heard (or maybe not) that to save $$ on your big day, you need to buy flowers that are in season. So here is a list that takes out the guest work, you're welcome ;)

List by Big Wedding, Tiny Budget

Spring Wedding Flowers

Cherry blossom, dogwood, gerbera daisy, hyacinth, iris, lilac, lily of the valley, mophead hydrangea, pansy, peony, snapdragon, Stars of Bethlehem, statice, tulip, virburnum

Midwest Cherry blossom, crab-apple blossom, daffodil, forsythia, lilac, lily of the valley, peony, tulip, viburnum

West Freesia, lily of the valley, pansy, poppy, ranunculus, rose, tulip, violet

South Dogwood, forsythia, foxglove, larkspur, magnolia, rose, spirea, sweet pea, tulip, viburnum, wisteria

Summer Wedding Flowers

East Asiatic lily, cosmos, dahlia, delphinium, gerbera daisy, larkspur, pee gee hydrangea, rose, sunflower, tuberose, zinnia

Midwest Clematis, cosmos, gerbera daisy, garden roses, hydrangea, sunflower, viburnum, zinnia

West Begonia, delphinium, gardenia, hydrangea, pansy, poppy, rose, violet

South Aster, cosmos, hydrangea, rose, rosemary, sunflower, zinnia

Fall Wedding Flowers

East Amaryllis, hydrangea, ornamental berries, rose, sunflower

Midwest Autumn foliage, dahlia, rose

West Chrysanthemum, coreopsis, cosmos, Gerbera daisy, hydrangea, lisianthius, pomegranate, rose

South Galax, hydrangea, rose, salvia, sassafras

Winter Wedding Flowers

East Evergreens

Midwest Evergreens

West Acacia, evergreens, forsythia, fruit blossoms, paper-whites, seeded eucalyptus, tulip

South Evergreens, hydrangea, rose

Seasonless (All Regions)

Anemone, Arianrose, baby’s breath, calla lily, carnation, Casablanca lily, Champagne rose, freesia, gardenia, ivies, lily of the valley, Message rose, ranunculus, Stargazer lily, stephanotis, vines, Virginia rose, white dendrobium orchid

Now that you have an idea of wedding flowers by season for the US, take note of the flowers that tend to be the most expensive no matter what time of year it is:
Casablanca Lilys, gardenias, hydrangeas, lilies of the valley, lisianthus. Orchids, peonies, stephanotis, tulips.

Some wedding flowers that tend to be the least expensive are:
Alstromeria lilies, baby’s breath, carnations, mums, daisies, freesia, gladiolus, sunflowers and sweet william.

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