The Top 10 Wedding Flowers

July 29, 2012 by thetravelbug  
Published in Shopping

Whether for your bouquet, table settings or the centre piece, there are many different wedding flowers to choose from. However, you need to consider which particular flowers will be available and in season at the time of your wedding. While in today’s society you can manipulate this and get hold of any flower from anywhere in the world at any time, it can prove to be expensive. Here are the top 10 wedding flowers.

Whether for your bouquet, table settings or the centre piece, there are many different wedding flowers to choose from. However, you need to consider which particular flowers will be available and in season at the time of your wedding. While in today’s society you can manipulate this and get hold of any flower from anywhere in the world at any time, it can prove to be expensive. 

You should also consider the durability of different flowers. Most weddings last several hours and often the flowers are put out the night before. Make sure whatever flowers you choose will last well in your wedding flower arrangements. 

Below we take a look at the top ten wedding flowers and the pros and cons of each. 

1. The Rose

The Rose is often connected with love and beauty and a popular wedding flower. It is available in many colours and styles. There are over three thousand different rose varieties to choose from, many available all year round. Roses are neither particularly tough or very fragile. Then tend to open up in warm conditions. Just avoid buying roses for your wedding if getting married around Valentine’s day as prices go through the roof!

2. The Tulip

These are available in a wide choice of colours, they are affordable and easily available through out the year. However they do not stand up well to heat and they can continue to grow even after cut so this can affect any wedding flower arrangement you make. 

3. The Lily

Lilies are often associated with beauty. There are 2 types commonly available – the large headed variety and a miniature version.A creamy white colour is most popular but you can get them in yellow, orange, lilac and a darker purple. But lilies bruise easily and you also need a lot of them to make a flower arrangement. 

4. Lily of the Valley

These have small bell shaped flowers dangling from a thin stem and have a lovely perfumed scent. It is most plentiful in the spring time but remains readily available at other times of the year. However, it is expensive and so better to just use a few stems in a bouquet. And the flowers are very sensitive to heat, handling and dehydration. 

5. Hydrangeas

These are big bushy flowers available in pink, blue and purple. One or two are an affordable centre piece flower but can get expensive if start to buy lots of them. And it should be noted they are prone to wilting. 

6. The Peony

The Peony is a great flower to use in the centre piece or in bouquets. It has a strong smell and comes in bright colours. However, these flowers are expensive. 

7. Ranunculus

Many people will not know what this type of flower is but it is a great alternative to roses or peonies. It has a mild scent and is related to the buttercup and has several blossoms on one stem with fern like foliage. Available in many different colours. 

8. Stephantois

Again this is a name most people will not know. It has star shaped flowers on a vine type stem and is great for winding around arrangements. And although an unfamiliar name it is one of the most traditional flowers a bride can carry. It is well priced and available all year round. 

9. Sweet Peas

While the sweet pea is usually a garden flower, its delicate flowers and sweet scent make it a good choice for bouquets and wedding flower arrangements as its available in many colours it can be matched with the wedding colours. 

10. The Gardenia

Another great flower for placing in the table centre piece or with just the flower heads floating in a bowl. They have large dark green waxy leaves but the flowers are very delicate as the flowers can bruise easily. 

Wedding flowers need to be chosen carefully to ensure your wedding flower arrangement lasts and looks it best through out the day. 

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