A bouquet is easy to build, right? Throw a bunch of flowers together and tie them up, and there you go! However, there’s more to arranging wedding flowers than plucking blossoms off the nearest bush.
If you’re planning your wedding down to the wire (or at all), there’s likely some stress as to what flowers will look best in your bouquet. Luckily for you, we’re here to save your wedding day with 5 of the best go-to choices.
Lily of the valley
For wedding flowers that are as light and airy as you’d love to feel on your big day (with all the stress that weddings entail, we wish you luck!), look no further than lily of the valley.
While it could be used as a filler in more elaborate bouquets, lily of the valley can also be used to create a sweet, dainty bouquet with an almost whimsical look.
The flowers smell fresh, like springtime – which lily of the valley represents in Norse mythology.
Additionally, lily of the valley flowers are available most of the year.
Don’t be fooled into thinking they only come in white! These flowers are available sometimes in a rosy pink shade.
Peonies are large, bright, and strongly scented, which makes them a shoe-in for your wedding.
There are two types of peonies available: the herbaceous peony and the tree peony. Be warned that if you choose the latter, the flowers will not last as long!
Peonies are a fantastic flower because of their versatility. Not only will they create an eye-catching bouquet, but they can also be used to make gorgeous centerpieces and arrangements throughout your wedding hall.
If you’re into the language of flowers, you’ll know that sweet peas often represent lasting pleasure, which is a pretty auspicious way to kick off your marriage.
Sweet peas smell, well, sweet! They’re also a great old-fashioned touch to your wedding, and the many color options make them one of the most versatile flowers on this list.
It’s undeniable that there’s something very elegant and sophisticated about gardenias. While they can help pull together an elaborate bouquet, they also work well as centerpieces or decoration – even in your hair!
Gardenias have an amazing scent that’s sure to captivate anyone standing nearby. However, you need to be gentle with these. The flowers do bruise with ease.
Hydrangeas are unmistakeable with their large, full heads of blossoms. What’s even better is that they’re not the most expensive option on this list!
Use hydrangeas to add pops of color from anything from pink to purple to blue – or all three, if your wedding colors facilitate it!
The best wedding flowers for your big day
While some people may look at wedding flowers as an elaborate expense, they add an air of delicacy and elegance to your wedding. It’s natural that you’d want to pick the ones that most suit you.
There are wedding flower options all across the board, ranging from the bold to the wistful, in any color of the rainbow.