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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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