The calendar may say it is spring, but the snow that is currently sitting outside is not exactly screaming spring (but that may just be me). So to try and help get you (and me!) in a spring state of mind I thought a nice floral themed post would be appropriate for today's wedding Wednesday post. 

When choosing the flowers you want to incorporate into your wedding day design, there are a few things that you should keep in mind: availability, cost, and durability. 

  1. Availability. Since most bride and grooms will select their flowers approximately 6-9 months before their wedding they don't really think about what will or will not be in season at that time. This should be the first thing you ask your local florist. Your florist will probably be able to find your favorite flower anytime of the year, but this would be because they would be shipping in those blooms from somewhere else in the world (thus a price increase that may not be as beautiful as the bloom). Which takes us to point number 2...
  2. Cost. While some flowers are more expensive than others, ones that are out of season will also cost more than ones in season. Let your florist know your floral budget upfront since all the arrangements will be priced out based on the flowers you choose. 
  3. Durability. Unlike most events when you buy floral arrangements, the ones on your wedding day won't just be sitting there looking pretty. Look for flowers that have a higher durability when selecting the ones for your bouquets as those will be thrown around a little more than the ones just sitting on the tables.

Once you take these factors into consideration have some fun picking out your wedding day bouquet! If this still seems daunting here are some of the most popular wedding flowers that will set you in the right direction. 
1. Roses
2. Tulips
3. Calla Lily
4. Lily of the Valley
5. Hydrangeas
6. Peonies 
7. Ranunculus
8. Sweat Peas
9. Gardenias
10. Orchids
11. Gerber Daisies 
12. Casablanca Lilies

What is your favorite flower that you would include in your wedding day bouquet?


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