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Four Seasonal Flowers That Will Save You Wedding Money!

blog-seasonal-flowersMost brides-to-be go gaga over flowers. While some can spend thousands, others may only be able to budget a few hundred dollars. If you are pinching pennies; read on to learn about some fresh and fabulous flowers that are in season and ultra-affordable for your upcoming wedding.

Spring

A wedding during spring months is symbolic of your union. It is a season of rebirth and all things new, like your commitment to one another. Some cost-efficient ways to fill your vases and bouquets are to incorporate flowers such as lilacs, hydrangeas, daffodils, and tulips. These fragrant blooms can even be plucked from your own garden! Sweet peas, wisteria, and magnolia are also in bloom; as well as peonies, lily of the valley, freesia, and poppies; depending on which part of the country you live in.

Summer

A summer wedding is most popular among couples because the weather is warm, the sun is cheerful, and amidst the humid haze; there is a special kind of magic in the air! Consider these light and airy flowers, such as irises, gerbera daisies, zinnias, Queen Anne’s lace, and forget-me-nots; that will be light on your budget as well!

Fall

Fall weddings usually include seasonal décor such as pinecones, pumpkins, apples, and acorns; so it is essential that your flowers can not only stand up to such heartiness, but not break the bank either. Consider including mums, sunflowers, dahlias, marigolds, and even dried leaves and other foliage into your bouquets and baskets; which also complement the vibrant colors of the season.

Winter

Weddings held during winter months face a challenge when it comes to affordable and fabulous flowers. Consider holiday staples, like poinsettias and holly, first and foremost. If your celebration is held during later winter months, consider carnations (around Valentine’s Day), cosmos, and amaryllis; which will also work for weddings right on the border of spring!

You can have fresh, fragrant flowers on your big day without putting a major dent in your budget. Consider these seasonal stunners to ensure you have appropriate and affordable decorations!