Wedding flowers hold power in the wedding planning process. They create the color palette, inspire the décor, and have a big impact on the budget. With so many varieties to choose from, I know what a tough decision it can be. These are the biggest factors to consider when choosing your wedding flowers.


When are you getting married? Flowers are seasonal. The ones you’ve been eyeing may not be available on the date you’ve chosen. Opt for flowers that are available all year round, like roses or carnations, or stick with ones that are in season on the date of your wedding. The less common a flower is the more difficult it will be to get your hands on making the cost go up and the risk of damage during shipment.


Several factors go into determining the price of flowers. Are they in season? Will they need to be shipped in or will a local florist have them in stock? How many are you ordering? Start a list of where you want flowers – bouquets, boutonnieres, center pieces, arches/walls, etc. Work in order of priority to stay in your price range.

Dreaming of flowers outside your budget? Less can be more when surrounded by filler floral like Baby’s Breath, Dusty Miller, or Queen Anne’s. The more greenery you have, the more your colorful flowers can pop.


There is no rule that you need to have fresh flowers at your wedding. Fake flowers, creative bouquets made of fabric or brooches, and even the option of having no flowers are all great alternatives to live arrangements.

The easiest way to choose flowers for your wedding is to start a list of what varieties and colors you like, what your budget is, and where on your list of wedding priorities do flowers even rank?

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