Choosing Wedding Flowers: A Month-By-Month Guide

No matter when or where you're getting married, flowers will always add a beautiful, natural radiance to your wedding ceremony. Thanks to their hundreds of different shapes, sizes, and colors, you can customize your wedding flowers to perfectly match your decor theme. Flowers have been used in weddings for literally hundreds of years, and we love seeing all of the different ways brides choose to incorporate them into their big days!


Choosing Wedding Flowers

Choosing the flowers for your wedding can be a big decision. You have to decide what colors you want, how much your wedding budget will allow you to spend, what types of floral displays you want, how many bouquets and vases to purchase, and what kinds of flowers you want to use. 

One of the challenges of choosing your wedding flowers is that each type of flower is only available during certain times of year. While we can't change when the flowers are in season, we can make your decision-making process a little bit easier! The team at WhereBridesGo.com did some research on which kinds of flowers are available during what times of year. Here's what we found.

January
  • Casa Blanca Lily
  • Peonies
  • Lotus
  • Daffodils
  • Garden Rose
February
  • Lillium Stargazer
  • Amaryllis
  • Rose Geranium
  • Rananculus
  • Nerines
March
  • Gardenias
  • Dahlias
  • Freesia
  • Carnations
  • Phalenopsis Orchids
April
  • Hydrangea
  • Lisianthus
  • Tulips
  • Julia Rose
  • Bouvardia
May
  • Peonies
  • Tuberose
  • Jonquil
  • Lilacs
  • Blushing Bride
June
  • Lupine
  • Iris
  • Gerbera
  • Sweetspire
  • Wisteria
July
  • Zinnia
  • St. John's Wort
  • Phlox
  • Daylilies
  • Sun Rose
August
  • Fuchsia
  • Butterfly Bush
  • Southern Magnolia
  • Daphne
  • Sunflower
September
  • Hyacinth
  • Daisies
  • Snowflakes - Leucojum
  • Crape Myrtle
  • Cherry Blossoms
October
  • Aster
  • Chrysanthemum
  • Delphinium
  • Dogwood - Cornis Florida
  • Lily of the Valley
November
  • Calla Lilly
  • African Violets
  • Flowering Eucalyptus
  • Skimmia
  • Lavender
December
  • Poppy
  • David Austin Rose
  • Poinsettia
  • Gloriosa
  • Sweatpea

We hope this month-by-month list of flowers will help make your wedding planning process easier! Which flowers will you choose for your wedding? We'd love to know! Tweet your flowers to @WhereBridesGo.

~ The WhereBridesGo.com Team

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WonderFall Wedding Ideas!

Everyone thinks of spring and early summer as the most popular wedding months, but autumn is an equally (if not more!) beautiful time for weddings. For all you brides out there who are getting married this fall (or planning a fall wedding in the future) we put together some of our favorite tips, techniques, and ideas for planning a fall wedding that will all amaze and inspire all of your guests.

Fall-Themed Bouquet
Why not take full advantage of all the beautiful fall colors? A fall-themed wedding bouquet serves as a stunning statement that perfectly exemplifies everything you love about fall. The fall colors have a unique warmth about them, giving your bouquet a gentle autumn glow.

Pumpkins, Pumpkins, and More Pumpkins
Nothing says fall like a bright, round pumpkin! Since they're usually affordably priced, pumpkins can be a great way to decorate and fill space without breaking your bank. 

Fall Centerpieces
Forget flower petals - brightly colored fall leaves serve as gorgeous table decorations, especially for rustic-themed weddings! Orange, red, or yellow flowers, wooden vases or candle holders, and red or orange tealights can create breathtaking centerpieces. Sprinkling fall leaves around the center of the table is the perfect finishing touch!

Autumn-Themed Cake
When it comes to autumn weddings, sometimes the perfect fall decoration is the icing on the cake - literally! Fake leaves and dark red flowers can give your cake a beautiful fall feel that looks good enough to eat.

Fall Wedding Favors
Encourage your guests to celebrate the season alongside you with adorable fall-themed wedding favors! WhereBridesGo.com has several unique wedding guest favors to choose from, including these adorable copper leaf bottle stoppers and burgundy leaves bookmarks

These ideas should help you get started planning the fall wedding of your dreams. You can also check out our Fall Weddings Pinterest Board for more inspiration!

What other ideas do you have for planning an autumn wedding? We'd love to hear your thoughts!

~ The WhereBridesGo.com Team

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But Marriage is For Life - Strong Relationships, Part 2

The last few months leading up to your wedding date are guaranteed to be a complete and total whirlwind. No matter how far in advance you've planned ahead, there are always tons of last minute details that can't possibly be foreseen. After dedicating so much time to planning one singular event, what are you going to do when it's all over? Live happily ever after?

Hopefully, yes! In this case, "happily ever after" means building a marriage that will last a lifetime... but how do you do that?


Never fear! As promised, the team at WhereBridesGo.com is following up from the first in our two-part blog series, A Wedding Is Only One Day, with this week's topic: But Marriage is For Life. We've compiled the best tips, techniques, and strategies for you and your new husband to use as you build a strong relationship that will last a lifetime.

Say Thank You
This is a simple lesson we learn from a very young age, but we may underestimate its value as we begin to take certain things for granted. Your husband is supposed to fix the leaky faucet, right? He knows you appreciate him, so what does it matter if you forget to acknowledge that specific act? 

It can matter a lot. Everyone needs to feel valued and appreciated. Thanking each other for even - no, especially - the littlest tasks will go a long way towards building a strong, mutually supportive relationship.

Kiss Each Other Goodnight
As cheesy as it sounds, a simple goodnight kiss can be the key to a happy, lasting relationship. Jobs, kids, and household tasks can make married life busier and busier as it goes on; you may not have hours to dedicate to spending quality time with each other like you once did. A kiss goodnight can serve to bring you back together after a busy day, so you'll never have time to grow apart.


Have Fun
When you were dating, you probably spent most of your time together doing things you both enjoyed. Watching movies, playing games, going for walks... These classic "date" activities sometimes fall to the wayside once married life gets underway. Making time to revisit some of your favorite activities will help keep your marriage feeling fresh, fun, and exciting.

Be Trustworthy - And Trusting
Everyone knows that marriage is built on trust. Trust takes a long time to build, but it can be broken in an instant. When something goes wrong, it's easy to blame your partner. After all, they should have trusted you... Right? Wrong. As a dedicated spouse, it is not only your job to earn your partner's trust; it is also your job to trust your partner. Your partner may be the most trustworthy person alive, but it can put a serious strain on the relationship if he feels that his efforts are not appreciated. How do keep the loyalty strong in your relationship? By remembering one simple lesson:


Trust is a two-way street.

If you spend every day being trustworthy and trusting, having fun together, saying thank you, and kissing each other goodnight, you'll marriage will have a great chance of lasting a lifetime. Good luck, and congratulations!


~ The WhereBridesGo.com Team

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