Flowers serve many purposes at weddings. They decorate aisles and tabletops. They give flower girls something to throw as they walk. Brides and their bridal parties carry flowers. Grooms and their groomsmen wear flowers as boutonnieres.
What type of flowers do marrying couples like best? It all depends on their preferences, theme, and geographic location. Here are five of the most popular wedding flowers in order of preference:
- Long considered a symbol of love and beauty, roses come in thousands of varieties as well as an array of sizes and colors. Fragrant and available year-round, they’re the most popular flower used at weddings in the US.
- The perfect spring wedding flower, tulips offer an inexpensive solution for couples to use throughout their rehearsal dinner, ceremony, and reception. The three main varieties of tulips are Dutch tulips. French tulips, and parrot tulips.
- Calla Lily. Trumpet-shaped and magnificent, the African native was the subject of Art Nouveau and Art Deco works. Ivory is the most popular color with yellow, orange, mauve-pink, and dark purple following.
- Lily of the Valley. Also called “the ladder to heaven,” the bell-shaped flowers are used in bouquets and centerpieces. White is the most well-loved color but some couples prefer the rare rosy-pink flowers for their wedding.
- Moderately price and brilliantly colored in shades of pink, blue, burgundy, and purple, hydrangeas fill arrangements and bouquets. They’re sometimes used in boutonnieres. The hydrangea represented vanity in Victorian times. Today, it makes a big statement wherever it is used. That’s what makes it great for centerpieces.
Which flowers on the list do you think make the best option for weddings? Many people agree that it’s the rose. Traditional and available in many different colors, it’s timeless, beautiful, and readily available nationwide.