Getting married in July? Congratulations! Of course, one of your main considerations will be your bridal flower. Having the opportunity to choose your bridal flowers will give your wedding a more personal and unique touch. When choosing which type of flower to use, it’s a good idea to buy flowers that are in-season and widely available in your area, because they will definitely cost much less than flowers that are out-of-season or which would have to be flown in to your area. So if you’re looking to find out how to choose July wedding flowers, here are some great tips to help you out:
Know which common flowers are available in July. July is a summer month, and flowers that are available during this season include the following: calla lily, iris, daisies, sunflowers, carnations, snapdragons, freesia, gardenia, lavender and lilies of the valley. Generally, flowers available during this month are beach flowers and exotic tropical flowers. They should also be able to withstand the heat – you wouldn’t want to walk down the aisle with your wedding flowers wilting!
Hire a good florist. A good florist should be able to tell you which flowers are in season at your area in July. That should take away most of the trouble of picking out your July wedding flowers.
Consider the color scheme. Once you’ve consulted your florist, ask to be shown samples of the flowers. Make sure that these flowers will look good with your planned color scheme. Or, here’s another idea: why not plan your color theme based on the flower that you choose? Remember, July wedding flowers are mostly bright and tropical, and you may want to have a wedding theme that will go with it – an outdoor wedding, or a beach wedding, perhaps?
Determine your bouquet shape. Apart from the actual type of flower that you will choose, you’d also need to think about the bouquet shape. The perfect bouquet shape will mostly depend on the type of flower that you will choose. Some options for bouquet shapes that you might choose from include a posy (or a small, circular arrangement of flowers), a flower spray (or long-stemmed flowers), a teardrop bouquet, or a single stem (which is mostly used for rose-type flowers). Consult your florist about the best bouquet shape for the flower that you will choose.
Think about combining different July wedding flowers. Can’t make up your mind? Ask your florist about the best combinations of July wedding flowers.
Browse through bridal magazines and websites. To help you gain ideas for your own wedding, it definitely pays to do your research. Look for back issues on summer weddings, and be inspired to take one or two details and personalize them for your own wedding.
There you have it! These are just some of the ways to choose July wedding flowers. The flowers you use will be part of the small details that make up the big picture of your wedding day, so take your time to really choose well. Do remember to have fun while choosing! Good luck!