If you are in wedding planning mode, you know that, at times, it can feel overwhelming. When making decisions that will turn your wedding dream into a reality, it’s important to feel confident in what you decide. Choosing wedding flowers can be daunting as you consider the colour, smell, and seasonal availability. Gathering information from the experts will certainly aide in making this decision easier!
Wedding Flower Guide
One of the most helpful “flower guides” we found on line came from The Knot (https://www.theknot.com/content/your-guide-to-wedding-flowers). They have expertly listed a variety of flower choices, with descriptions of colour, seasonal availability, price point as well as what type of application for which they would be best suited (i.e. bouquets, centrepieces, etc.). With large, bright photos you can easily scroll through and see what pops out at you. Whether you’re starting with no pre-conceived idea of what you would like, or you know exactly what you want, this guide will help.
While there are a few things to consider when selecting your flowers, seasonal availability should rank at the top of the list. Not only does selecting flowers that are in season help with accessibility, but it will also help with your budget. It’s generally more cost effective to select flowers that are readily available, rather than those that must be outsourced. A wonderful site that offers information on Ontario flower availability by season is Pick Ontario (http://www.po.flowerscanadagrowers.com/news-po/flowers-for-every-wedding-season). In Ontario, we are very lucky in that there are a wide variety of flowers that are grown in greenhouses year round, so our choices are plentiful. Keeping local, seasonal availability in mind when choosing your flowers is a great wedding tip!
Gathering information from experts in the floral industry, and researching your options ahead of time will surely save you a lot of uncertainty. Take a bit of time to educate yourself on your flower options. When your wedding day arrives, the beauty that surrounds you will make all it all worth it! Congratulations and happy planning!