Are you looking to find the right flowers for your fall or winter wedding? Choosing fall and winter wedding flowers from floral shops months beforehand can be difficult as those flowers may not be in bloom for your wedding. Be sure to take into account the availability of the flowers when deciding on which flowers you want. There are also flowers that are available year-round that you can mix in. These ideas below will be sure to help with your wedding flower choice.
5 Tips on Choosing Fall and Winter Wedding Flowers
1. Choosing the Right Colors
If you go to your local florists to search for the right wedding flowers, try not to go overboard with the green and red if you’re having a winter wedding. If you do, your wedding might look too much like a Christmas celebration. Try to go for more seasonal colors, as opposed to holiday colors. Mix up greens and reds with gold, silver, pastels, or even light blue.
The same goes for fall weddings. Don’t feel the need to stick with just yellow, orange, or reds. Add in greens, browns, copper, and blues for a wider fall variety. Wedding florists have tons of different color options and accent flowers to give your wedding bouquets something extra. So remember not to limit yourself.
2. Mix Up flowers with Other Seasonal Elements
There are tons of different items you can add to flowers to make your flower arrangements, and boutonnieres stand out. You can mix the flowers you chose with brown branches, dried leaves, small pumpkins, or orange beads for a fall wedding. This way, the fall theme can continue even if you chose different flower colors. Add ribbons, crystals, silver accents, gold accents, ferns, greenery, pinecones, mistletoe, branches, red berries, and even satin flowers for a winter wedding.
For your centerpieces, think about adding lanterns to give off a warm glow for the evening that will make your flower arrangements pop. Just by taking one or two of these items, you can upgrade your floral design. Floral shops and flower shops often have items like these in stores, but you can also add them to your bouquet yourself by getting supplies at local craft stores.
3. Additional Flower Options
Add some fall and winter wedding flowers that are in season and some that are not. Flowers that are in season during the fall or winter will look great in bouquets and boutonnieres. Some flowers that are in bloom during the fall are black-eyed Susans, chrysanthemums, dahlias, Gerber daisies, gladiolas, and mums. In the winter, amaryllis, forget-me-nots, orchids, and roses are in season. Mix your favorites with calla lilies, carnations, or orchids to add in some year-round flowers and make them really pop.
4. The Cold Factor
Having flowers subjected to cold weather shortens their lifespan. If you were hoping to get an outside photoshoot, try to make it as short as possible or use artificial flowers. Silk flowers can look pretty realistic, but can also be expensive. You can also have two bouquets, one for the ceremony and one for photos. This way, you always have fresh flowers that look great for both events.
5. Visit Your Local Florist
Wedding flowers can come in all different shapes and sizes, so think about what creative things you can add to your bouquet to make it one of a kind. Floral design is an art form that you may doubt at first, but take some of these tips to your local flower shops, and they will be able to show you flower arrangements that will amaze the guests.
By adding seasonal items and keeping your flowers fresh, you will definitely have great flowers that will add to your wedding. Be sure to think about your venue size and theme before visiting your local floral shop in order to get a better idea of how many you will need to get. I hope these 5 tips on fall and winter wedding flowers helped you!
Written by Emily Palermo and Caitlin Connell; Edited by Chris Legere
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