Wedding Budget

Tip #16:

Choose In-Season Flowers

If you’re looking for tips to save money on fresh flowers for your wedding, you can start by choosing in-season flowers for your arrangements.

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?

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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.

Flower costs can vary based on seasonal availability

Be smart about the blooms you select for your bouquets, centerpieces, and more by selecting stems that are in bloom during your wedding month.

Need help choosing in-season flowers?

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.

Which flowers are in season during your wedding month?

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.

Flower Availability By Season

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

Spring Wedding Flowers

If you are interested in doing your own wedding flowers, you may want to consider purchasing from a wholesale florist.