A Guide to Common Wedding Flowers


When people choose wedding flowers, they often choose the ones that go with their colors for their wedding, or flowers that underline the season. Of course, depending on your budget, you might need to scale back on your choices. When it comes to choosing wedding flowers, you might want to know a little about what they mean as well. This guide is designed to help you understand common wedding flower choices, how expensive they are and what they symbolize.


Carnation – The common carnation is often seen at weddings, because it is very low cost and there are hundreds of color options. They are a symbol of admiration and unfading beauty and they bloom year round, making them a great choice for casual weddings.


Chrysanthemum – This type of flower is usually considered a filler flower, as a backdrop for more exotic blooms. They are a symbol of optimism and long life, and bloom pretty much year round. These flowers are very cost effective and are available in a variety of colors including red, yellow, orange and green.


Daffodil – Daffodils are cheerful flowers that symbolize respect and friendship. Ideal for spring and summer weddings, these flowers bloom from November to April and can be very low cost when used seasonally.


Daisy – For people on a budget, the daisy is a fantastic choice. It symbolizes innocence and purity and they bloom from summer to early fall. In addition, they don’t have a strong scent, so they are great when you’re using a variety of flowers.


Ranunculus – This type of flower is often used as an alternative to roses, as it is cheaper but very similar looking. It is a symbol of charm and attraction and is in season from November to April. They are available in all shades of pink, apricot and even orange.


Roses – Roses are a common choice for bridal bouquets, but are not often used for centerpieces. This is because they can be very expensive. Roses come in a variety of colors, with their meaning changing based on those colors. Red roses signify true love, while yellow signify friendship and white shows innocent love. Roses are best from May to July as this is when they are in full bloom and might be cheaper.


Tulip – The tulip is a classic flower, great at elegant weddings. It comes in white, pale yellow and pink. The tulip can be somewhat expensive and they have a limited season, from November to May. A tulip symbolizes perfect love.



Zinnia – The zinnia is a flower that symbolizes friendship and is great for bridesmaid’s bouquets. They are available in yellow, green, orange and red and are relatively low cost as well. They have a blooming season from June to September, so they are often seen in traditional June weddings.


Even low cost flowers can be beautiful and hold very special meanings. A good florist will be able to steer you in the right direction when picking your flowers, but it’s always good to know cost and meaning in advance, so you know exactly what you’re paying for.

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