As you get ready and prepped for your first floral meeting you might realize you don’t have the first clue about the actual flower side! It’s more common than not that we hear, “I like this flower, but I don’t know what it’s called” or that a bride is in love with a flower that is out of season during their wedding. Have no fear! Here is low down on the most popular wedding flowers and when you can find them. 


This flower is lush with layers like a rose, but it has more petals and is fuller. It comes in a variety of colors and can get quite large in size. It. Is only in season during the spring and while it can be ordered outside of that season, it can get costly.

Photo Courtesy of Sea Star Arts 


You know that bushy flower that looks like it has a lot of little needles coming out of it? That’s a dahlia! They make a dramatic statement and give bouquets a lot of texture. They come in a variety of colors and are most common in the summer and fall.

Photo Courtesy Jenny's Projects 


This one is pretty self-explanatory, and the good news is roses are available year round! Keep in mind there is more than just the traditional looking rose. There are a few different types like the garden rose which is a little softer (more similar to a peony) and the spray rose, which is miniature and found in clusters.

Photo Courtesy of Wonderlove Weddings 


Most commonly found in the spring, they are a simple petaled flower with a colored center. We love the white flower with the navy center!

Photo Courtesy of Ariel Kaitlin Photography and Folie a Deux 


With a similar look to the rose and peony, this flower is a little more cost-effective, making it a common go-to, especially for boutonnieres. It is still lush with lots of petals but isn’t quite as large and open. It is found from the winter to the spring.

Photo Courtesy of  Bouquets and Bowties and Dana Cubbage Weddings


That big, bushy ball of flowers is usually a hydrangea. It is a great way to beef up your bouquets and arrangements at a moderate price. It also comes in so many colors to match any palette!

Photo: Sunshower Photography


If you are looking for something a little different, succulents might be for you. They come in tons of different shapes and are usually in cooler tones of greens, blues and purples. They are available year round and bonus – they don’t need a ton of water to last!

Photo: Sweet 'n Southern