Are you planning a Holiday Wedding? We have some pros and cons to share with you if you are planning a wedding during a holiday month. One great advantage of having your wedding during the holiday months is that the venues are pre-decorated! During November and December, family and friends join together to celebrate the holidays and in the celebrating mood.
Here are a few essential things to think about when planning your holiday wedding. Ordering flowers online will have black-out dates for the holiday delivery schedule. Negotiating with your vendors may be difficult because of the time of year. Just be flexible, and don’t stress! You can make it happen. The best-kept secret is planning a wedding on long holiday weekends such as Memorial Day weekend, Labor Day weekend, and Columbus Day. Getting married during a holiday month will always hold an extra special significance. Read more to find out about types of flowers and colors to use in the month you are getting married.
September & October Wedding
September and October is perfect weather for a wedding! There are so many colors to choose for your flower arrangements. We recommend picking seasonal blooms. Use colors that compliment your color theme and are in season to save towards your wedding budget.
Here are some of our favorites:
♥ Red flowers include roses, garden roses, carnations, Matsumoto Aster red and gerbera daisies. We love leucadendron, hypericum red berries, and red alstroemeria.
♥ Burnt orange flowers include the elegant mini calla lily mango, celosia, dahlias, orange gerbera, carnations, roses, gerpom daisies, gladiolus, orange lily 3-5 blooms, orange marigold, and snapdragons.
♥ Add a touch of purple and pink to your flowers. Statice, waxflower, monte casino aster, statice, and calla lilies are some excellent choices.
♥ Need a pop of yellow or peach, pick yellow billy balls, white or peach hypericum berries, yellow alstroemeria, or bright sunny yellow sunflowers.
We love this dramatic white and red bouquet for a December wedding. Pairing together red and white roses with hypericum berries make an elegant classic bouquet. Some other suggestion colors are creams, ivories, and peach or blush hues. Other suggestions of flowers are orchids, gardenias, roses, garden roses, fancy carnations, star of Bethlehem, Amaryllis, calla lilies and white anemones. Add the greenery dusty miller for a frosty effect and a velvety texture.
OMG! There are so many gorgeous colors for January weddings. Pastels are not just for spring; they are a perfect “soft icy hue” for winter. Some of our favorite flowers for winter weddings are roses, calla lilies, freesia, bells of Ireland, scabiosa, orchid’s, gladiola, and carnations. To add a dusty blue hue into your arrangement, use thistle, blue delphiniums, and dusty miller greenery. Looking for a deep elegant color for January? Use plum, burgundy, blue mixed with lots of textured greenery.
Who does not love a New Year’s Eve celebration! New Year’s Eve weddings are about the midnight kiss, bubbly glitter and celebrating your new beginnings! New Year’s Eve is a big night for your guests, so go straight for the glitz and glamour to make it an unforgettable night. Design a tablescape with white roses, metallics, and mirrors. Add noisemakers, party hats, and lots of confetti!
February weddings are romantic because of Valentine’s Day. It is a month that celebrates, LOVE. Make your flowers the star of your wedding. Set the mood using shades of red, burgundy, and hues of pink. Mix in anemones, roses, calla lilies, ranunculus, calla lilies into your bouquets and centerpieces. Make a romantic carnation heart or an X and O for the sweetheart table. Sprinkle rose petals in the middle of the guest tables and around the centerpieces.
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