Have you ever seen an arrangement that just stole the show? Took your breathe away? Became the new standard on what you HAVE to have for your wedding day? We get that. We’re pretty obsessed with flowers around here, and sometimes you just fall in love. We support that. We are so happy you’ve found what you’re looking for. We want to make it happen for you. However, the realist in us has to give you a couple pieces of advice when it comes to falling in love with specific flowers.
Every region has a season. And sure, you hear that some flowers are in season during the spring, while others are only in season in the Fall. In many cases, that isn’t actually true. These days, so many flowers are “hot housed”, that you can get them year round. However, depending on where you live, the price of those blooms may greatly vary. A bouquet of Spring blooms, such as ranunculus, may be $150 in the Spring, but $300 in the Summer/Fall.
And although you may be able to get the flowers that your heart desires, they may not have the durability to make it through the day. Consider the fragility of a Lily- when you plan a wedding on the beach, you hope for a breeze. While this is great for you and your guests, it is a disaster for those delicate petals!
We encourage you to trust your florist, ask THEM for recommendations and keep an open mind about alternative (can you say Silk peonies?).
For quick reference, here is our list of flowers that are difficult to find year round- especially in Florida:
- Lily of the Valley
- Dinner Plate Dahlias
- Peonies ( I know, it is heartbreaking)
- Wisteria and other “garden variety” plants
Don’t let that bum you out though! Here are a few arrangements that are often available here in Florida all year long