Flower Fever

ZS1163You have found THE VENUE. Now you are wondering how do I spice this place up? Well, trending for wedding decor is flowers, flowers, and MORE flowers!! You don’t have to open a bridal magazine to see it. Turn on the E! Channel or look at an Us Weekly…. Immediately you will see stars showering each other with different assortments of flowers! It hit big when Kanye West sent Kim Kardashian a wall of flowers for her Birthday last year. I still can’t get over it! A wall of flowers, OMG that’s crazy! Not only has the Kardashian clan embraced the flower fever, but you can see a flower explosion in Sophia Vergara’s wedding pictures. Talk about a flower wonderland. Her ceremony took the flower wall and ran with it. Flower centerpieces, flowers dangling from the ceiling like a flower waterfall, and flowers lining her walk down the aisle! It’s flower madness!

But what do you need to know? First, figure out if flowers are your thing. Some people don’t gush for flowers like I do and it’s ok. There are other ways to make a beautiful reception or ceremony location better! One way is draping. This was a huge thing years ago. Everyone had fabric draping from ceilings and lining aisles. Another way is lighting! Small or large strings of lights can make different features really pop in your wedding. So take a moment, think… do I like the flower trend or do I like a past trend better!?

First, what is your budget for decor? Do you need to simplify centerpieces to flower pedals because of cost, or can you engulf your wedding in flower bliss? Once you know what you can spend, now’s the time to find deals and DIY hacks! Check out some of my great ideas for flower pieces and decor on Pinterest at TwoCentsBridal! I wanna know what you like, hate, or need more of!

Finally see what flowers are in season! Picking flowers in season helps to lower cost and gives you a better chance at avoiding disappointments. Why do I mention “disappointments”… Just like falling in love with a dress you can’t afford is awful, so is falling in love with flowers that are not in season and/or you can’t afford the cost to ship them in. Don’t get too attached to any one idea. Try to focus on the feeling you want to have when you enter your venue, rather than focusing on specific must haves. Below I have a basic list of flowers by month.

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I used the budget savvy bride as a in season flower reference you can check it out with pictures http://www.thebudgetsavvybride.com

January
Ranunculus
Dahlia
Delphinium
Gerbera
Rose
Snap Dragon
Lisianthus
Tulip
Liatris
February
Alstromeria
Lillium Casablanca
Delphimium
Calla Lilly
Gerbera
Hydrangea
Larkspur
Lisianthus
Magnolia
March
Freesia
Cornflower
Scabiosa
Gerbera
Hydrangea
Iris
Ranunculus
Dephimium
Tulip

April
Sunflower
Snap Dragon
rose
Orchid
Peonies
Ranunculus
Gerbera
Alstromeria
Tulip
May
Peonies
Tulips
Snap Dragon
Roses
Lisianthus
Lillium Stargazer
Gerbera
Freesia
Alstromeria

June
Sunflower
Peonies
Orchids
Lily
Daffodil
Calla Lily
Alstromeria
Gerbera
Roses
July
Zinnia
Alstromeria
Gerbera
Rose
Sunflower
Carnation
Chrysanthemum
Dahlia
Gladiola

August
Zinnia
Snap Dragon
Daffodil
Gerber
Rose
Carnation
Sunflower
Lily
Chrysanthemum

September
Hyacinthus
Zinnia
Rose
Orchid
Iris
Freesia
Hydrangea
Hyacinthus
Snapdragon

October
Lily of the Valley
Magnolia
Rose
Orchid
Calla Lilly
Carnation
Queen Anne’s Lace
Hydrangea
Snapdragon

November
Delphinium
Dahlia
Rose
Stock
Peonies
Carnation
Alstromeria
Hydrangea
Snapdragon

December
Gardenia
Gerbera
Stephanotis
Poppy
Calla Lily
Rose
Disbud
Carnation
Anemone

 

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