Summer is here, and that means it’s time to see beautiful summer blooms at weddings or incorporating seasonal flowers into your own wedding.

Between deciding what type of flowers you want to incorporate into your decor and how to properly display them, it’s easy to get lost in the beauty of the blooms without making a clear selection plan.

We recommend hiring a professional florist for your wedding– they can see a flower vision from a mile away and run with it to create absolute magic with blooms. But it’s still very important to bring your own ideas, inspiration, and flower preferences to the table before meeting with a florist.

Be sure to consider where you want to place flower arrangements for your wedding, also. From the ceremony to the reception and every bridal party member in between, there will be no shortage of bouquets.

When selecting summer florals for your wedding, there are a few things to consider…

1. Color

First and foremost, deciding upon a color for your flower arrangements will help the process go much smoother. What are your wedding theme colors? If you’re using a lot of lilac, perhaps consider a nice lilac touch in your flower arrangements. If you’re leaning more towards pink tones or soft blues, incorporate those instead. Pro tip: mix in some white flower tones into your arrangements to offset that pop of color.

2. Personal taste

Which types of flowers are your personal favorite? It’s so important to hone in on your own favorites for your wedding. It is your special day after all, and your guests would love to see a bit of your personal style and flare during the ceremony and reception. If you love pink roses, bring some of those into the decoration discussion.

3. Season

Of course, only seasonal flowers should be selected for your wedding. During the summer, popular options typically include gardenias, irises, orchids, freesias, daisies, and snapdragons. If you’re a sunflower lover, that’s also a very popular summer wedding flower– but should be used sparingly to not overtake the theme.

So, you’ve found a trusted florist, selected your wedding floral palette color, made sure that the arrangements line up with your personal taste, and have double checked that they’re in season. You’re well on your way!

It’d be beneficial to bring a few specific summer floral ideas to the table. If you have a general direction for your arrangements but are still deciding on specific flowers, here are a few ideas based on color preference…

For the pink lovers

Consider dahlias, pink roses, carnations, peonies, and pink tulips.

Something blue

Try using cornflowers, blue irises, hydrangeas, and sea lavender.

Lavender tones forever

Incorporate some lavender, purple orchids, lisianthus, and scabiosa.

Creating a summer flower bouquet by combining these pink, blue, and light purple options would make for a beautiful addition to your wedding, too! Have some fun with your florist and work to create a flower vision that you’ll cherish in your wedding photos and memories for years to come.

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