So you are planning your Spring wedding and everywhere you read they tell you should choose flowers that are “in season”. Sounds like it would be simple but often flowers that are available and affordable are not so easy to discern. Why is that you might ask? Mostly it has to do with where flowers are grown. Years ago, if you went to your local florist for wedding flowers, chances are they had a green house attached to their shop and grew many of the necessary flowers. Whatever they grew at that time of year was what you could choose from, plain and simple!
Fast forward 50 years and that’s no longer true. Even if we look back 10 or 15 years ago, florists were able to obtain at least some flowers from local greenhouses and farms. Today in NJ, there are not many of these local sources available for “florist” grade cut flowers. Why do I mention this? Well, because the season and weather conditions here in NJ and Eastern PA (where my shops are located) does not really play into the whole “buy in season” concept mainly because today so many of flowers come in from all over the world. What is winter in one country could be summer in another! Tulips are a perfect example of a flower that just a few years ago only were available in spring and seem to available almost year round now.
But, just like the floral golden rule says - choose flowers in season, it really does affect what flowers you should use in your spring wedding both to save money and get the best quality. Let’s face it, should your wedding flowers reflect the season?
Here’s a list of flowers considered spring flowers:
Daffodils, Hyacinths, Tulips, Sweet Peas, Peonies, Lilies, Larkspur, Lily of the Valley, Iris, Forsythia Branches, Sweet Peas, Lilacs, Apple and Cherry Blossom Branches and Lilacs.
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