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The Ultimate Wedding Florals Guide

When it comes to wedding florals, it’s okay not to know what a flat lay runner or hand-tied garland is. Your wedding flowers will ultimately set the tone for your wedding, whether it be minimalistic, modern, opulent, or dramatic. Having a wedding florist, like our team at Arctic Fox Weddings, take the reigns on floral design will help you bring your vision to life without the stress of learning the crazy world of a florist. 

Choosing wedding flowers that fit your desired style isn’t always easy — especially if you don’t know a poppy from a petunia. That’s why we have put together the ultimate guide with everything you need to know, from a timeline to flowers in season; we have you covered.

Time Line

9 – 11 months before your wedding: Book a free chat with our creative director, Katie, to discuss your options. Be sure you have a good idea of the types of flowers you like, what your wedding theme will be, and understand your budget. 

6 – 8 months before your wedding: This is the time to bring out the trusty ole Pinterest board to figure what flowers you like and the arrangements you are thinking of. Now is the time to start concreting the list of arrangements you would like featured in your wedding.

4 – 5 months before your wedding: Finalise your wedding flowers, and settle on the budget. Make sure you haven’t missed anything; however, we will be here to contact if things change. We will check in a few weeks before the wedding to confirm everything before starting our floristry magic. 

2 weeks before your wedding: This is where your vision comes to life, as we begin the process from flower arrival to production and preparation, conception and arrangement, seeing your bouquet come together before your eyes.

Floristry Terms

Don’t know the difference between a posy or a bouquet? No problem. We’re here to explain the most common types of floral arrangements and make it easy for you.

Seasons

As your florist, we will provide information on which flowers are in season around your wedding date. Many flowers can be imported depending on where you live, so even if something is not available locally, you might be able to get them imported, albeit for a higher price. Below, we have compiled a list of popular wedding flowers available by season:

Spring Wedding Flowers: Spring brides have lots of options. For spring wedding flowers, focus on the following; Amaranthus, Antherium, Carnation, Chrysanthemum, Gerbera, Heliconia, Hydrangea, Lily, Ornamental Chilli, Roses, Poppy. 

Summer Wedding Flowers: Summer weddings make us think of sun rays and clear skies. The smell of summer wedding flowers and their delicate yellows is why we love this time of year. The best summer wedding flowers include Agapanthus, Aster, Delphinium, Singapore Orchid, Scabiosa, Gloriosa Lily, Heliconia, Hypericum Berry, Lily, Roses, Singapore Orchids, Tuberose, Veronica, Molluca Balm, Moss, Roses Singapore Orchid.

Autumn Wedding Flowers: Autumn weddings are so romantic and moody; the change of season has us all obsessed. Autumn wedding flowers consist of rich reds, dark oranges, and vibrant yellows. Autumn flowers in bloom include Amaranthus, Antherium, Bouvardia, Carnation, Celosia, Crab Claw, Gerbera, Dahlia, Calla Lily, Gerbera, Heliconia, Hydrangea, Lily, Ornamental Chilli, Roses, Poppy, Chrysanthemum, Dahlia, Delphinium, Freesia. 

Winter Wedding Flowers: The cold winter air and warmth of hot chocolate. Couples can capture the beauty of the winter season with winter wedding flowers that are dramatic whites and rich reds or a combination of both. In-season winter wedding flowers include Alstromeria, Carnation, Chrysanthemum, Gerbera, Gladioli, Lily, Ornamental Chilli, Poppy, Ranunculi Rose, Singapore Orchid, Arum Lily, Carnation.

So Why Hire a Florist?

Having a wedding florist with expertise like the Arctic Fox team means you can spend more time being excited and less stressed over your day. Hiring a florist who understands your vision will help you bring your wedding flowers to life. 

Book your wedding, event, or corporate florals with us, and our team will get to know you personally to ensure your florals compliment your event. Styling and florals often go hand in hand to compliment one another, which is why we have a range of packages available to suit your event needs.

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