Wedding Budget Tip #16: Choose In-Season Flowers

This post is part of a series here on BSB where we share wedding budget tips to help you save money on your wedding! Today's post is all about wedding flowers– an area of the wedding that can easily be pretty costly. If you're looking for tips to save money on wedding flowers, you can start by choosing in-season flowers for your arrangements.

Wedding Budget Tip 16: Choose flowers that are in-season to save money.

Wedding Budget Tip #16:

Choose flowers that are in season for your wedding floral arrangements.

Want to save money on your wedding? Choose in-season flowers for your wedding floral arrangements.

You might have a certain type of flower in mind for your wedding bouquet or centerpieces, but did you know that your favorite flower might cost you MORE money at a certain time of the year?

Flower costs can vary based on seasonal availability

The increased cost is typically due to decreased availability. It's a prime example of supply and demand. Flowers are seasonal, meaning that they tend to bloom during a certain season. Therefore each flower type will be more readily available during their peak times of the year.

Now, there are some flower types that bloom all year round– though not necessarily in the same place. It depends on the region the flowers are sourced from. It's important to consider the season of your wedding when choosing your wedding flowers because if you pick an out-of-season bloom, you could end up overpaying or going over budget.

It's not completely impossible to get certain flowers during their non-peak season, but typically it would lead to increased prices because of the cost of flying flowers in from out of the country. Paying more for something during a certain time of year, when you could get it during another time of year for less just isn't very budget savvy.

Need help choosing in-season flowers?

Be smart about the blooms you select for your bouquets, centerpieces, and more by selecting stems that are in bloom during your wedding month. Want to know what flowers are in season during the different months of the year? Check out the graphics below to view the in-season flowers during your wedding month!

wedding flowers in season in January | in-season flowers for January
wedding flowers in season in February | in-season flowers for February
wedding flowers in season in March | in-season flowers for March

wedding flowers in season in April | in-season flowers for April

wedding flowers in season in May | in-season flowers for May
wedding flowers in season in June | in-season flowers for June

wedding flowers in season in July | in-season flowers for July
wedding flowers in season in August | in-season flowers for August

wedding flowers in season in September | in-season flowers for September

wedding flowers in season in October | in-season flowers for October
wedding flowers in season in November | in-season flowers for November
wedding flowers in season in December | in-season flowers for December

Which flowers are in season during your wedding month?

This isn't a complete list, of course, but a general one to give you a basic idea. A good place to find a comprehensive list would be this list of flower availability by month from our friends at Fifty Flowers. We referenced this list when creating these in-season flower graphics.

It's also worth checking out this interactive flower availability tool by ProFlowers!

We hope these handy tools and resources help you choose affordable flowers for your big day. When you choose in-season flowers for your wedding, you'll likely save money because they are more readily available and easier to get.



Flower Availability By Season

When it comes to sharing seasonal flower availability, it depends on the area of the country or the world that you live in. Some flowers might be more readily available or reachable in certain areas of the world than others, regardless of the season. Here are some lists of flowers that are mostly available during certain seasons of the year in the USA:

🌷 Spring Wedding Flowers

Apple or cherry blossom, Cymbidium Orchid, Daffodil, Dogwood, Forsythia branches, Gerber Daisy, Hyacinth, Hydrangea, Iris, Larkspur, Lilac, Lily, Lily of the Valley, Lisianthus, Mini Calla Lily, Pansy, Peony, Ranunculus, Rose, Sweet Pea, Tulip

🌞 Summer Wedding Flowers

Anemone, Aster, Button Chrysanthemum, Calla Lily, Craspedia, Cymbidium Orchid, Dahlia, Daisy, Delphinium, Freesia, Geranium, Hydrangea, Iris, Jacobs ladder, Larkspur, Phalaenopsis Orchid, Poppy, Queen Anne's Lace, Rose, Shasta Daisy, Snapdragon, Spider Chrysanthemum, Stock, Sunflower, Viburnum, Zinnia

🍁 Fall Wedding Flowers

Alstroemeria, Asiatic Lily, Aster, Calla Lily, Chrysanthemum, Dahlia, Gerbera Daisy, Gladiola, Marigold, Rose, Sunflower, Zinnia

❄️ Winter Wedding Flowers

Amaryllis, Anemone, Camellia, Casablanca Lily, Forget-me-not, French Tulip, Gardenia, Holly, Jasmine, Orchid, Mini Gerbera, Narcissus Paper Whites, Poinsettia, Ranunculus, Rose


Where to Buy In-Season Flowers for Your Wedding

where to buy bulk flowers online for your wedding

Buy Bulk Flowers Online

Looking for resources to order flowers for your wedding day? If you are interested in doing your own wedding flowers, you may want to consider purchasing from a wholesale florist. We've featured numerous great options where you can order bulk flowers online for your wedding.

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Other ways to save money on your wedding flowers:

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Wedding Budget Tip 16: Choose flowers that are in-season to save money.

Wedding Budget Tip 16: Choose flowers that are in-season to save money.

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