Which Flowers Will Be In Season For Your Wedding

Flower Timeline

6-12 Months before your wedding

Look for ideas in bridal publications and on the web

Consider your needs, what types of flower arrangements will you require for the ceremony, reception and bridal party and draft up a list

Make appointments with a selection of florists to browse through their portfolios

Choose a florist and take along with you any colour swatches, your drafted requirement list and pictures of any styles you like.

Place your order and pay a deposit  Arrange your delivery address details 2 Weeks before your wedding

Confirm your delivery time, date and delivery address.  Arrange to pay in full for servicesFlowers in season

Winter
Anemone, Camellia, Chrysanthemum, Cymbidium Orchid, Daffodil, Hyacinth, Jonquil, Ranunculus, Rhododendron, Tulip, Violet

Spring
Arum Lily, Azalea, Blossom, Camellia, Cornflower, Daffodil, Delphinium, Gardenia, Hyacinth, Jasmine, Lilac, Lily of the Valley, Peony, Rhododendron, Roses, Stock, Sweet Pea, Tulip

Summer
Agapanthus, Calla Lily, Dahlia, Delphinium, Frangipani, Freesia, Gardenia, Grevillea, Hydrangea, Jasmine, Lavender, Lisianthus, Pansy, Peon, Roses, Sweet Pea, Tuberose

Autumn
Azalea, Blushing bride, Brunii, Daphne, Delphinium, Gardenia, Hydrangea, Jonquil, Lavender, Lisianthus, Roses, Stock, Sweet Pea, Tuberose

All Year Round
Asiatic Lilies, Daisy, Freesia, Gardenia, Gerbera, Gladioli, Iris, Lilium, Lilies, Oriental Lilies, Roses, Singapore Orchid, Snapdragon, Tulip

The Meanings of Flowers

Flowers add a beautiful touch to any wedding. The history of lower meanings dates back to the early 1600’s. It was originally developed in the Mediterranean, brought to England in 1716 and adopted as we now know it, but the French. Lovers began to exchange messages as they gave each other selected flowers and bouquets symbolising their feelings without words.
There are four major colour schemes and having a basic understand of these may assist you when selecting flowers that are going to not only match your bridal party outfits, but can also help to enhance your reception and ceremony venues.

Not all flowers come in all colours, so if you have your heart set on a particular colour scheme and you cannot find a flower to accommodate your needs you may have to compromise on your choice of colour of your day.

If finding suitable colours in fresh flowers has proved difficult you may like to consider using flowers made from silk. The range available today is great and they look very real.
Of course, the best source of information for flower colours, seasonal availability, bouquet styles and like alternatives is definitely your chosen florist.

Colours and Meanings
Yellow – cheerfulness
White and Green – Spring and new life
Blue – Dignity and strength
Orange – warmth and fire
Red – love and Passion
Flower Meanings
Carnation – red – admiration, white – pure and ardent love
Daisy – loyal love
Forget-me-not – true love
Iris – faith and wisdom
Lily – majesty and honour
Orchid – love and refinement
Protea – magic and enchantment
Rose – red – love, white charm and innocence, yellow – friendship
Rosebuds – youth and beauty
Tulip – my perfect lover
Violet – modesty and simplicity.

Jan Littlejohn is a one of Australia’s most respected Civil Celebrants for all occasions.  Jan Littlejohn will share with you her expertise, knowledge, tips and resources that have been published around the world – visit www.ceremonieswithstyle.com.au