Wedding Flowers by Season

When it comes to picking out flowers for your wedding in Georgia, whether it is your ceremony, reception or rehearsal dinner. Flowers are an important piece to the puzzle, because not all flowers are the best to have for your wedding. Here are some of the best flowers to have at your wedding, and here are some that you should avoid. This will be especially helpful if you are planning a DIY wedding.


Do Buy: Peonies, Ranunculus, Gerbera daisies, Hyacinth

  • These are great to buy because they are in season, smell great and lower on the scale for pollen count.

Don’t Buy: Sunflowers, Chrysanthemums, Cosmos, Delphinium

  • These are high on the pollen count and it won’t be fun for you or your guests.


Do Buy: Tropical and air plants, succulents, roses, carnations, orchids, birds-of-paradise, calla lilies, cupheas, dahlias, freesia, sunflowers, and zinnias.

  • These are perfect for summer weddings because they not only look pretty, but they also don’t wilt easily.

Don’t Buy: Bulb flowers such as tulips, daffodils, and hyacinth.

  • These tend to wilt and droop because they don’t hold water very well. 


Do Buy: Mini Carnations, Dahlia, Protea, Rose

  • These not only smell great but are low on the pollen count.

Don’t Buy: Chrysanthemums, Daffodil, Calla Lily, Hydrangeas

  • When it comes to the pollen count, these are off the charts.


Do Buy: Amaryllis, Hypericum Berries, Camellias, Carnations

  • These not only smell great but are low on the pollen count.

Don’t Buy: Sunflowers, Daisies, Gardenias, Lilies

  • These don’t do too well in the winter, the pollen count is high, and they are also hard to get.

Wedding Flower Tips

  • Be certain to communicate your vision with your florist.
  • With advancements in technology, flowers are around all year around but certain flowers need to be imported since they are out of season. If you are having flowers imported, it is important to remember that you need at the least a six week window to make sure they get in on time.
  • With the abundance of wedding inspo on the internet, sometimes brides can become obsessed with how certain combinations and arrangements look. It is mostly impossible for a florist to make any arrangements exactly like how the bride has seen it.
  • You can also reuse your ceremony arrangements at the reception venue, it will definitely help your money go further. Plus they are only displayed for about 30 minutes during your ceremony, they still have use for your reception.
  • Having a vision of what you expect your dream wedding to look like is great, but not compromising on flowers or the color palette without opening your mind is almost setting yourself up for failure. Having a closed mind about the palette and color scheme with limit your creativity.
  • Matching the flowers exactly to your bridesmaid dresses should be avoided. If it is too matchy-matchy and your photos are going to be disappointing due to the lack of variety and color. Having something that pops but also goes with the color scheme/ palette will go a lot better with photos.
  • When it comes to DIY, brides can become easily overwhelmed with a huge project like this and arranging flowers. More often than not they become too overwhelmed and go to the local florist for help.
  • Expensive flowers are worth the money. Peonies and orchids tend to be on the expensive side however due to their larger petals and space they take up, they tend to have a greater impact.