By Kim from Blooming Flowers
There are so many varieties of flowers available throughout the year, so before you start to choose your wedding flowers it's important to find the florist that fits you and your wedding needs. I always like to meet my brides as I think first impressions go a long way and it's important you like who will part of (in my opinion) one of the most important parts of your wedding day...the flowers !!!
Social media is a great place to start and begin looking for wedding flowers and your dream florists so make sure you take time scrolling through Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook. When you have found a florist you like the look of its important to make sure you set up a consultation. Whilst through the pandemic, I have taken bookings without face to face meetings, however, I still believe it's best to meet some first!
If you choose a good florist they will be able to give you expert advice on styles and flower options that fit with you, your personality and what you are wearing down even done to the colour schemes. Most of my clients generally haven't a clue about flowers and request flowers that are not available at the specific time of year. If this happens I will always give you pointers and you can leave the rest to me, allowing me to create the perfect floral design for your wedding.
More and more flowers are becoming available out of season due to coming from further afield but unfortunately, not all so your florist will advise you on this. Hydrangeas used to be only available during the summer months however now they are generally available most of the year, this also applies to, standard roses, spray roses, lisianthus, gerberas, alstroemerias, lilies and many more but I won't go on! My advice would be to suggest flowers but to ultimately leave the flower choice up to your florist as you can't go wrong.
Sunflowers are a good example of a seasonal flower, generally, they are available from May to October so if your planning to have them in January it's a no go. Astilbe a popular bloom in bouquets in mid-spring to late summer, tulips March to April, peonies May - July and Anenomies are at their best in spring although they can go on until October and sometimes longer. From spring to summer freesias are perfect and even sometimes go on through to autumn.
Whatever time of year you get married there will always be a beautiful variety of flowers available so trust us and we will deliver something spectacular.
Bloom in gorgeous flowers by Kim