Like fruit and vegetables, flowers can be imported all year round – but sticking to seasonal blooms ensures availability and will keep your costs down.
We've been speaking to Kate Thompson, wedding expert and resident agony aunt at confetti.co.uk, to find out the best flowers for each season - starting with winter.
Seasonal winter flowers
Agapanthus - large, striking flowers, also known as African Lily.
Amaryllis - large, trumpet shaped flowers.
Anemone - delicate flowers available in various colours.
Anthurium - waxy looking, exotic flowers.
Bouvardia - clusters of small, tubular flowers.
Calla Lily - Striking lilies. Available in white and other colours. Not all colours are available throughout the year.
Carnation - long-lasting and wonderful for using on their own in pomanders.
Chrysanthemum - large, showy flowers.
Cymbidium orchid - striking orchids, up to 12 flowers on each stem.
Euphorbia - curved stems with lots of tiny flowers.
Freesia - highly scented flowers in various colours.
Gerbera - contemporary, daisy-like flower in various colours.
Gloriosa - bright yellow and cerise, dramatic flower.
Hyacinth - beautifully scented and various colours.
Hydrangea - enormous flowerheads in various colours.
Iris - popular, but relatively short-lived.
Lilac - popular with a lovely, strong scent.
Lily - lilies are available throughout the year but not in all colours.
Lisianthus - popular and available in various colours.
Muscari - tiny clusters of blue flowers. Also known as grape hyacinth.
Narcissus - spring-like. Also known as daffodil.
Peony - wonderful flower. Can be found in November.
Phalaenopsis orchid - large, striking orchids. Wonderful for bouquets.
Phlox - popular country garden flower.
Rose - needs no explanation! Available in almost every colour.
Sunflower - striking flower usually in yellow.
Tulip - a very popular cut flower with many different varieties.
Check back soon for our next instalment for Spring weddings.
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