Flowers are an essential part of any wedding, but all flowers are not the same. It is important to remember certain flowers aren’t available all year around, so be sure to do your research.
Some companies will go the extra mile to accommodate your request. Keep in mind the flowers of your dreams may come with a pretty hefty price tag and not be the best quality. The out of season bouquet was probably exposed to manipulated temperatures in a greenhouse and were not able to bloom to their full potential. So keep in mind when your daydreaming of that popular wedding flower, it may not be your best option.
Calla lilies are available all year around and fluctuate significantly in price. They are ideal for bridal bouquets because they can stand the hot weather without drying out. You can definitely use a all calla bouquet, considering their petals don’t take up too much space
Hydrangeas are their best in the summer,and some variations are available all year round. Many that are bought in their off season and undersized and lower in quality. Hints the name, Hydrangeas need water! You can expect to see them wilt within a hour of taking them out of water. They wilt very easily and display bruising because they are lighter in color.
Roses are available all year. They are considered one of the most romantic flowers and they come in many varieties. They are not to fragile and their petals open up amazingly in warm weather . The worst time to purchase roses are around valentine’s day. Their price sky rocket!
Books that may be of help: Beautiful Wedding Flowers, by Diane Wagner, Botanicals- Butterflies & Insect-Assouline