Planning a spring wedding naturally lends itself to focusing on flowers. It’s the perfect time of the year to make flowers a central part of your wedding vision. If you are looking for some spring wedding theme and colour inspiration, be sure you check out our articles on these.
Spring brides and grooms have the advantage of some of the more popular wedding flowers being in-season at the time of their wedding. Picking in-season flowers will be the most cost-effective use of your floral budget, no matter how big or small.
A bit of quick research will show that there is a wide variety of options out there for a springtime-do. So, where do you start? It can seem quite overwhelming. It is often easier to start off small, pick one flower you want to highlight and move on from there. When picking the star of the show, it is important to consider your budget as the cost of flowers can vary greatly.
Flowers are notorious for eating up any wedding budget, even one that’s relatively large. A bride and groom who are on a tight budget can feel some apprehension when thinking of flowers for their big day. Luckily, if you are getting married in the springtime, there are so many beautiful cost-effective flowers available.
Gyp or Baby’s-Breath
Gyp or Baby’s-Breath is a wedding flower staple. It can be used in its own bouquet or centrepiece as a budget-friendly option. Alternatively, use it to fill out your bouquets and arrangements. A way to make some savings is by not buying as much of your expensive flowers and bulking up your displays with Gyp. These sweet little flowers bring the perfect sprinkle of white that screams bridal.
Hydrangeas are great for the budget due to their size. You only need a small amount to make-up your centrepieces or bouquets. Their large surface area will give you that abundant feel without breaking the bank. What’s great is that they look simple and elegant alone too.
Gerbera Daisies are beautiful flowers and are the easiest way to add colourful flowers to your wedding without spending a fortune. They come in a wide variety of colours and don’t cost the earth. They too work well in a bouquet or simply alone – one stem in a glass is a great rustic centrepiece option.
If you are lucky enough to have a generous budget for your big day, flowers are an effective way to bring that luxurious feeling to your nuptials. Large bouquets, centrepieces and displays are an easy way to enhance your theme or venue. Add that extra-special something with these springtime favourites:
The Peony is a true wedding and bridal classic and is often considered one of the top wedding flower choices and it’s easy to see why. Their soft, elegant colours and beautiful layers make them simply bridal perfection. It’s no secret that these flowers are tough on one’s budget but they can be used sparingly for just a touch of that ultimate royal wedding feeling too.
Magnolias are pure white and add a perfect touch of class to any wedding celebration. These flowers can be quite large so a few will make a good impact. Due to their size, your florist will want to make sure each one is perfect, which can add to the cost of using this beautiful bloom. If you are focusing on bringing that springtime feel to your wedding day, the Magnolia is the perfect choice because it is one of the first flowers to bloom in spring. For a lot of people, the Magnolia signifies the start of spring and brides can use this to their advantage when planning their wedding flowers.
Roses are the flower of love and therefore one of the most popular wedding flower choices. Popular doesn’t necessarily mean cliché and roses can be timeless and elegant, all-important considerations for one’s wedding bouquets. These beautiful flowers often lend themselves to more formal weddings. A great advantage of the rose is that it comes in so many colourful choices you can be sure to find one to suit any colour scheme or theme.
Colour Palette Consideration
Once you’ve picked your focal flower the next thing to consider is your colour palette. Hopefully, you will have picked yours by now but if not, check out our spring wedding colour scheme guide to help you along. The colour palette is a really important part of deciding on your wedding flowers, as you will want to ensure that what you have chosen will work cohesively.
Bold and Beautiful
Bold and beautiful floral arrangements will do well with Ranunculus. These flowers are a bridal staple and are a great choice if you want to add a pop of colour to your bouquet. Tulips are a colour fans no-brainer and both flowers work really well together.
Balanced & Beautiful
Balanced & beautiful arrangements are easily achieved with Roses, Anemones and Sweet Peas. They are great choices to work with if you are looking to have a more balanced colour scheme. Soft pinks, whites and purples will blend seamlessly with a traditional wedding colour scheme and theme. As an added bonus, the Sweet Pea gives the most gorgeous scent, which is often used in perfumes.
Blue can be a tricky colour to highlight in flowers as not many naturally bloom in this shade. Luckily, Hydrangeas do and are the perfect choice for a bride keen on having something blue in her bouquet. Another choice for a bride favouring something blue is the Iris, which comes in shades of deep blue.
Bring it all together with your theme
Rustic spring flowers
Rustic flowers will suit a wedding at The Great Barn. The barn is beautiful and is the perfect space for a rustic event. A few extra touches take our space to the next level and using flowers is a great tool for any bride and wedding planner to make a space unique and personal to the couple.
Having a rustic themed event will help those on a budget, as less is more with a rustic theme. You won’t need to have extremely full and formal arrangements and often using single flowers is more fitting.
Nothing says vintage more than a rose. The best way to make the most of this theme is to strictly follow through the theme in your flowers and colour scheme to really enforce your vision. Think of white and ivory roses with pale hydrangeas for the perfect Parisian-do.
Focusing on an outdoor event for spring is the easiest way to make the most of the season. The Great Barn has the perfect outdoor space with beautiful landscape gardens to make your vision a reality.
Remember that at the end of the day, a wedding should be a reflection of the bride and groom. Your main goal should be picking flowers that you find beautiful, will fit your theme, work with your budget and make you smile.
If you’re a wedding planning newbie, stick around! We’ve got some great tips to help you plan that perfect spring wedding menu coming up next!