Spring is such a beautiful time of year to tie the knot! Nature is in bloom, and there are so many fun flowers to choose from for your wedding. Lucky for you, we've teamed up with Gilly's Lilies to put together a guide on some of the best flowers to use this season! Whether you're looking for blooms that are vibrant and colorful or soft and serene, we've got you covered. Happy planning!
Choosing the Right Flowers for Your Spring WeddinG
Flowers can set the tone for your whole wedding, so it's important to choose something that matches your overall wedding aesthetic. If you're looking for a classic, romantic look, try bouquets with neutrals like lilac or anemone. Or, if you want something a little more colorful, tulips and hyacinth are lovely choices! Tulips, daffodils, and freesia are some of the most affordable flowers, so they're great for couples with a tight floral budget. If you're looking to support local agriculture, foxglove, goldenrod, and iris are all native to Pennsylvania and would be amazing additions to a unique bouquet! Ultimately, it's up to you to decide what kind of flowers you want for your big day, but with so many beautiful options available, you can't go wrong.
Wedding Floral Trends
Our friends at Gilly's Lilies see so many couples and wedding trends during wedding season each year! We asked what the recurring trends in spring 2022 are, and what they think is coming for spring 2023. The response? After a few years of really neutral floral trends, spring 2022 has seen a move towards more bright and colorful boho vibes! And in 2023 couples are leaning toward dried florals. While the micro-trends may be changing, it doesn't look like the boho aesthetic is going anywhere fast!
Budgeting for Wedding Flowers
We know that for many couples, the biggest hindrance to fulfilling their floral dreams is their budget. So, we asked our friend Sarah, the owner of Gilly's Lilies how she suggests going about making a floral budget.
"I think the overall budget as a whole should reflect what people are comfortable with spending - we are willing to help with any budget. I feel with a wedding, for example, you should have a budget priority for the bouquets and boutonnieres for the wedding party. What you have remaining in the budget can be slightly adjusted to fit the other needs of importance, for example, tablescapes and wedding arbors. Also, asking your florist what items can be reused for the event helps."
About Gilly's Lilies
Gilly's Lilies is a floral design studio based in Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania. Owner Sarah grew up in the UK, where her family ran a floral shop. Her very first job was sweeping the floors in her uncle's flower shop, and she quickly fell in love. After going to college and getting a degree in Art & Design, Sarah discovered how her hobby of working with flowers could meld so well with her fine art skills - and Gilly's Lilies was born!
This year Sarah opened her very first brick-and-mortar shop! In her own words, "Our shop is giving the community different flower options and designs, and we also like to connect local in-season blooms to our wedding couples and customers as we buy from local growers who I feel are important for the community."
We hope that this guide to spring flowers helps you in your wedding planning process! Thank you so much to Sarah for helping us!
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