The Ultimate Guide to In-Season Wedding Flowers

The most readily available flowers on your wedding date. 

Some flowers, like the prized peony, are only readily available during very specific times of the year—others are simply more affordable when they’re in season. Here, Jess Levin, the founder of Carats & Cake, spoke to the experts to create a comprehensive guide to the flowers that’ll be in bloom the month you get married.

1

January

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Photo by Beale & Wittig

“Amaryllis are a must in January! They’re showy, spry, and come in a vibrant variety with crisp green stems.”
Tom Kehoe, Kehoe Designs


2

February

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Photo by Brumley & Wells

“The first of the spring flowers start to show their faces in February. Among them is the Hellebore, the ‘winter rose,’ a five-petal flower that comes in shades of white, muted rose, purple, and burgundy.”
Krissy Price, Pollen Floral Designs


3

March

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Photo by Brett Matthews Photography

“March has a lot of floral options because it’s the end of the winter and the beginning of spring. Orchids, roses, calla lilies, and hydrangea are in season and are available from the purest white to deep jewel tones.”
Maria Zois, Ariston Weddings & Events



4

April

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Photo by Papillon Floral Design

“Ranunculus and daffodils in all varieties rule April, but dogwoods are also their most brilliant in early Spring—and don't forget about sweet peas.”
Olivia Rivas, Papillon Floral Design


5

May

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Photo by Meg Heriot Photography

“Lilac is a prominent flower in May and there is such a short season for it—and peonies are just beginning.”
Yumiko Fletcher, Hana Floral Design


6

June

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Photo by Tory Williams

“June is peony season, but lush fluffy garden roses are also abundant.”
Diana Gould, Diana Gould Ltd. Floral & Event Decor



7

July

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Photo by Josh Elliott

“Big, gorgeous dahlias are at their best in July.”
Leslie Armendariz, Pixies Petals


8

August

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Photo by Liz Banfield

“In August we love mixing dahlias and hydrangea, especially in the limelight versions or the dusty rose blend. And, even though garden roses are not specific to August, they are still in bloom—particularly the David Austin varieties... the more cabbage-like, the better!”
Isabella Boyer Sikaffy, Florabella


9

September

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Photo by Christian Oth Studio

“The month of September is such a great time of year for events, because you have access to many summer flowers in addition to some beautiful fall options. We love pairing garden roses with thistle, dusty miller leaves, and seeded eucalyptus leaves, as well as fall fruits and vegetables like artichokes, figs, and pears.”
Tracy Taylor Ward, Tracy Taylor Ward Design



10

October

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Photo by Don Freeman

“October has an abundance of fall flowers: rosehips, dahlias, snowberry, beauty berry, zinnias, sunflowers, wheat/grasses, amaranth, Asclepias (milkweed), chrysanthemum, gomphrena, herbs, the list goes on. We often incorporate seasonal fruits and vegetables in with our floral arrangements—especially pumpkins, gourds, Seckle pears, grapes, and osage-orange.”
Lewis Miller, Lewis Miller Design


11

November

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Photo by Inbal Sivan

“Some of our favorite flowers for this time of year are dahlias, chocolate cosmos, anemones (back after the heat of the Summer!), and textural elements that feel foraged (like purple queen annes lace, astrantia, fiddlhead ferns, and various types of berries).”
Erica Taylor, Tinsel & Twine


12

December

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Photo by Studio This Is

“We love the idea of highlighting the uber romantic qualities of winter in tones of white, pale pink, and taupe using traditional winter flowers (like amaryllis, winter berry, evergreen, white tipped pinecones, sweet pea, and brunia) with other flowers offered year round (like phalaenopsis, hydrangea, and garden roses)."
Renny Pedersen, Bliss Weddings & Events