:: 10 Most Affordable Wedding Flowers ::
It can be a challenging task to choose wedding flowers that fit your style, color palette, and budget. But it is possible to have gorgeous wedding flowers without spending thousands and thousands of dollars! To help you find a beautiful yet inexpensive bloom for your big day, we have comprised a list of ten of the most affordable wedding flowers year-round… Be sure to let us know your favorites!
Photography by Jen Hoffman Photography
1 :: Carnation ::
Let’s start with the classic carnation. This sweetly scented flower is one of the most popular, partially due to their long history – dating back more than two thousand years! Carnations are rich with symbolism, and though virtually each color has its own unique association, in general they express love and fascination. This, and the fact that they come in a whole range of colors, makes them a popular, and inexpensive, wedding bloom of choice.
Did you know? :: The carnation is also the 1st wedding anniversary flower!
2 :: Peruvian Lily (Alstroemeria) ::
Alstroemeria, also known as the Peruvian lily, is a flirtatious bloom that is reminiscent of miniature lilies. They come in a variety of colors, including: pink, purple, orange, yellow, red, white and green, and can also be flecked or striped with darker colors. With this multitude of color choice, the affordability and the primary meaning of the bloom being devotion and friendship, the Peruvian lily is a top choice for many occasions.
3 :: Chrysanthemum ::
The chrysanthemum is an inexpensive flower, available all year round, however peak season is during late summer and fall. Chrysanthemums bloom in various forms, and come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and colors. This flower has a wealth of meaning associated with them; fidelity, optimism, joy and long life. They are also the 13th wedding anniversary flower.
Did you know? :: In Japan, there is a “Festival of Happiness” each year, in order to celebrate this flower. As a symbol of the sun, the Japanese consider the orderly unfolding of the petals to represent perfection.
4 :: Bouvardia ::
This flower is a delicate bloom that comes in softer colors such as: white, pink, salmon and red. It has star-shaped blooms that grow in clusters on thin, branching stems. With its faint scent and dainty look, the bouvardia has an air of femininity about it; making it a suitable bloom for softer wedding palettes.
5 :: Gladioulus ::
This flower’s name comes from the Latin word for sword, “gladius”, after the shape of their leaves. They are a striking and colorful bloom, with a tall and spiky stem; often favored for their large and beautiful flowers. Their full stems also make them a particularly good flower for adding height to arrangements. Gladioulus’ are a popular flower year-round, but peak during the summer. They are known to symbolize remembrance, strength, faithfulness and infatuation; conveying to the receiver that he or she pierces the giver’s heart with passion.
Did you know? :: The gladioulus is the 40th wedding anniversary flower.
6 :: Gerbera ::
Next to carnations and roses, gerberas are one of the most popular florist flowers. This flower has such a flawless form, that it hardly looks real. They bloom in an array of colors (over 350 different shades), making them the perfect wedding flower of choice for adding color to any space. The meanings of gerbera flowers include innocence, purity and cheerfulness. Though available all year-round, the cost of gerbera flowers tend to fluctuate with the season, so expect to pay more for this bloom in their peak season, which is autumn.
7 :: Stock ::
Symbolizing lasting beauty and a happy life, stock flowers enhance the elegance, ambiance and romance of any wedding or event. The blooms create clusters of single and double flowers that form at the top of the stem, and is often used a complementary flower. Stock comes in a variety of colors, such as yellow, white, peach, pink, purple and red, and has a spicy clove-like scent. This is another bloom that is available for a reasonable cost all year-round, however, peak seasons for this flower are spring and summer.
Did you know? :: Stock is also called gillyflower or Virginia stock.
8 :: Iris ::
The iris is a beautiful and unusually shaped flower, which has over 300 species! The iris, meaning ‘rainbow’, coincidentally comes in many colors, but typically white, blue, yellow and purple; each having a different meaning. For example, a yellow iris symbolizes passion. The iris flower generally symbolizes eloquence. This flower is available year-round but has peak seasons in spring and early summer, where you could expect to be paying a slightly higher, yet still relatively inexpensive, price.
Did you know? :: Iris is also the Greek goddess for the Messenger of Love, whereby her flower is considered the symbol of messages and communication.
9 :: Veronica ::
The veronica, also known as speedwell, has slim and densely branched ‘spikes’ of tiny flowers. They most commonly come in shades of blue, purple, rosy pink, or white. The veronica flower is a unique filler flower, often used to add color and volume to centerpieces, bouquets, and other floral wedding arrangements. If you are looking for wild, garden-inspired floral for your big day, veronica flowers could be perfect for you.
10 :: Orchid ::
The beautiful orchid is a particularly popular ornamental plant, making them perfect for wedding centrepieces, bouquets or boutonniere’s. The orchid family is one of the two largest families of flowering plants, with thousands of species that are cultivated worldwide. Therefore, you are sure to find an orchid that is perfect for your big day! The graceful orchid symbolizes luxury, love, and rare and delicate beauty.
Did you know? :: Pink orchids, conveying pure affection, are the 14th wedding anniversary flower.
“Keeping season in mind when choosing flowers will definitely impact one’s budget. Also, if your wedding date is right around major floral holidays (Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day are the biggies), expect to pay more for flowers across the board. Suppliers all across the country raise their prices around those dates, so your floral designer will have to charge accordingly”.
Sian Clark // Social Media Manager