The Best Wedding Flowers By Season

best wedding flowers by season
My red and pink wedding bouquets

When it came time to thinking about what kind of flowers I wanted for my wedding, I didn’t know where to start. First, I knew nothing about gardening or the names of flowers, except for three: roses, peonies, and tulips. Oh wait, and gladiolas, too! Yes, I am florally challenged, which means I definitely didn’t know what the BEST wedding flowers by season actually were.

Since I wasn’t working with a traditional florist, there wasn’t a “shop” I could visit where someone could explain to me what was available or how to pick them. It was more like “tell me what you want.” So, I had to figure it out.

The Problem With Seasonal Flowers

Wedding websites were a huge help when it came to floral inspiration, except that most of the flowers I saw and loved were either way too expensive or out of season. For example, let’s take peonies. They are only in season in the U.S. primarily late April-June, and cost about two or three times as much as roses (which are always in season). Of course, you can get peonies when they’re out of season, but because they have to be shipped in from other climates, you’re going to pay a pretty penny for them. According to this online wholesaler (which is a great resource if you’re looking to DIY your flowers), 25 Hot Pink Roses will cost you $49.99, while 20 Hot Pink Peonies will cost you $109.99 in June only. For July, September, and November that price jumps up to $179.99!

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If you love peonies (which I do) but don’t love the price, you can get a garden rose variety that basically looks the same. For example, this Peony Rose is available year-round and costs $119 for 24 stems. Still not as inexpensive as traditional roses, but not nearly as expensive as peonies. I ended up going with a mixture of garden roses and traditional roses that were 2-3 days old, so they had that “open” and more rustic look.

Wedding Flowers by Season

For a quick overview of what’s in season when, I’ve compiled a short list of popular wedding flowers by season and their wholesale price according to While most flower wholesalers have year-round availability (like roses and orchids), some local florists may not, so be sure to check with yours to see what works best for your wedding date and budget.

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spring wedding flowers
Bulk Gardenia Flowers, 12 Gardenia Blooms for $129.99
spring wedding flowers
Tulips, 20 tulips for $59.99
spring wedding flowers
Light Pink Ranunculus, 50 stems for $139.99


summer wedding flowers
Casa Blanca Oriental Lily, 20 Stems for $119.99
summer wedding flowers
Hydrangea Ivory White, 25 Stems for $119.99
summer wedding flowers
Party Peach Dahlia, 20 stems for $109.99


fall wedding flowers
Sunflowers, 25 Standard Sunflowers for $69.99
fall wedding flowers
Flaming Orange Designer Freesia Flowers, 5 bunches for $99.99
fall wedding flowers
Novelty Gerbera Farm Mix Flowers, 20 stems for $69.99


winter wedding flowers
Amaryllis, 15 stems for $129.99
winter wedding flowers
Narcissus Paper White, 100 stems for $189.99

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winter wedding flowers
Holly, 20 bunches for $199

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  1. says: Nancy

    I saw that you got a really good deal on flowers.. Could you tell me who you used and how they turned out? I’m from Texas and I need all the help I can get while planning my LES Manhattan wedding. Thank you so much!