What are the most popular flowers for weddings? Find out below!
• Stephanotis – the flower that symbolizes most traditional weddings is the Stephanotis, which means ‘marital happiness’ in the flower language. As a white flower of an average size, the stephanotis is popularly used in the bride’s bouquet. It is available throughout the year at a moderate price, but note that you might incur additional expenses to set up the floral arrangements for they require separate wirings (as the Stephanotis grows as a vine). Its rich scent and beauty however, is undermined by its proneness to wilting – you can expect the white flowers to start browning within an hour or so.
• Rose – the flower that best resonates with love, the roses are naturally a trademark of many weddings, both traditional and modern. It is available year-round no matter the season, and in many different varieties and colours; note however that the months of January and February are a trap for rose lovers: as the staple Valentine’s day flowers, you can expect the prices to soar during these months, whilst the quality will not improve – but decline. The durability of roses is in the middle grounds, with it being neither overly hardy nor overly weak.
• Hydrangea – the flower that changes its colour based on the acidity of the soil, and best associated with rainy days, hydrangeas are also a popular choice for weddings. Their large size especially makes them a cheap option, as a few hydrangeas can easily fill a floral arrangement. The availability of hydrangeas is also year-round, but they are at their peak in the summer months. Note that hydrangeas do not fare well without a water source, so have them in arrangements providing water.
• Daisy – another staple of traditional weddings, the daisies are found year-round in large quantities and varieties – making them classic fresh flowers for weddings. They are extremely cheap and basically the centrepiece of rustic and country-style weddings. Since they symbolize purity, they are also a popular inclusion in the bouquets and nosegays of brides and bridesmaids.
• Lily of the Valley – going against the trend set by daisies is the Lily of the Valley, a whimsical flower that you can never reliably find, even when it is in season (which is in the summer and winter months). Its unreliability is also a reason for its egregious price, despite the fact that it is an extremely small variety of flowers; a few small white flowers (or rarely, blush pink colour) hanging on a thin stem. They are extremely fragrant nonetheless, which might make it a good idea to include a few here and there in the wedding hall if you really want them.