You have the dress. Your hair and make-up appointments are penciled in. Invitations went out weeks ago. You’ve tasted cakes from all the bakeries in the city. What else is there to do before the wedding? Choose your flowers, of course!
Popular summer flowers for weddings vary from year-to-year, but there are always a few top picks that make for a beautiful summer flower bouquet. Keep reading to find how to choose blooms and which are the best picks for a 2019 wedding.
Choosing the Best Summer Flowers for Weddings
Flowers are an essential part of any traditional wedding. Not only are they beautiful and classy, but they provide the couple with a way to express their unique style and flair for all of their guests to enjoy.
Choosing summer wedding flowers should be a fun task that the couple does together. Depending on the location of your wedding, you’ll have a lot of attractive options to choose from during the warmer months of the year.
The first thing you’ll want to do when choosing the best summer season flowers for your wedding is to decide upon a budget.
The average couple spends over $2000 on flowers for their wedding day. The price, of course, varies on how flower-heavy your decor is and whether the flowers you choose are in season when you get married. The price you pay could be drastically higher or lower than that average.
Once you’ve decided how much you can spend on flowers, you’ll want to consult a florist. The right florist will work within your budget and make recommendations on beautiful flowers that work well together and are in season.
You’ll want to speak with your florist if you’re the kind of person who values the hidden meaning of flowers and the colors they come in. They’re the professionals who will be able to make recommendations on blooms that match the look and meaning you want to represent.
Before choosing which flowers you’ll want for your bouquets, decor, and centerpieces, you should consider your wedding theme and colors. Some flowers come in a wide array of colors such as roses, dahlias, and carnations, which will make matching them to your wedding colors simple.
The Best Flowers for a 2019 Wedding
Now that you have a plan for choosing the best flowers, let’s take a look at some of the most popular options for a 2019 wedding.
A bouquet made entirely of lilies is a contemporary choice that many brides are opting for this season. If you’re not fond of the idea of a lily bouquet, they pair well with other flowers like lisianthus or even roses. These flowers represent humility and devotion.
The fragrant and light purple hue of lavender makes a beautiful, and affordable, choice for any wedding decor or bouquet. You can add a few sprigs of this flower to your bouquet or even opt for a whole bouquet tied off with brown rope for a gorgeous rustic look. Lavender represents purity, serenity, and grace.
This is a moderately priced floral option for brides who love the elegant look that hydrangeas provide. It’s important to note that hydrangeas have a rather short life, lasting only a week at best, and the blooms may change color as time goes on. The right florist will help you with this, however, so as long as you’re not creating your own bouquet, you won’t need to worry. Hydrangeas symbolism changes depending on the color you choose.
Gladiolus are a great flower choice for brides who want to add some height to their bouquets or centerpieces. They can be nearly every color other than blue, making them versatile for most wedding colors and themes. Gladiolus often symbolize strength and moral integrity.
Looking for a subtle way to add the “something blue” to your wedding? These June flowers are a great option as they come in all shades of blue from light to dark, though they’re also available in shades of pink and white. Similar to gladiolus, delphiniums are often used to add height to bouquets or centerpieces. They represent open-heartedness and swiftness.
Make Your Decision
Now that you know some of the trendiest summer flowers for weddings, all you need to do is a pick a florist to help bring your vision to life. Contact us today to speak to one of our professionals about how we can make your wedding dreams come true.