Finding the perfect flower for a wedding can seem like a daunting task. Florists can purchase any type of flower you desire, but know that if the flowers are out of season, the cost could be expensive. If you are not familiar with the names of flowers, it can be difficult to explain to your florist what you like. Look through magazines or Pinterest for the type of flowers you want and take these with you when you meet with your florist. According to The Knot, below are popular flowers for weddings.
10. Gardenias have a sultry, heavy scent. They are lovely tucked into a bouquet or floating in a low bowl as a centerpiece and a single gardenia makes a wonderful scented corsage. But be gentle, the delicate, creamy ivory petals of this expensive flower can bruise easily.
9. The tulip represents “consuming love” and “happy years” and can be a meaningful wedding choice. Available during much of the year, the most common tulips are very affordable, though rare varieties can be expensive. Three main varieties are commonly used: Dutch tulips (typically seen at florist shops and in gardens) French tulips(expensive and elegant, with extra-long stems and large tapered blooms), and parrot tulips (noted for their ruffled, striped petals in intense colors).
8. Calla Lily also known as the arum lily. It symbolizes “magnificent beauty” in the language of flowers. Two types are commonly available: a large-headed variety with a long, smooth stem suitable for tall arrangements and a miniature version ideal for bouquets and boutonnieres. Creamy ivory is the most popular color, but calla lilies also come in yellow, orange, mauve-pink, and dark purple.
7. Lily of the Valley. These bell-shaped florets can be seen dangling from a bouquet. It is only available for a short time each year. Most people know of the white variety but it also comes in a very rare rosy-pink. This flower was one of the many in Kate Middleton's bouquet.
6. Hydrangeas are big and bushy and you can find them in shades of pink, blue or purple. You can also find them in white and shades of green. It is moderately priced and helps fill out arrangements and bouquets.
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