If you're having a spring wedding, you're definitely choosing a prime time for flowers. Those blooms are some of the lushest and most beautiful of the year! One of the most surprising expenses for any wedding, however, is flowers (if you're choosing to have them—hey, non-floral decor can be cool, too!).
One reliable way to save money and get more bang for your buck when it comes to wedding flowers is to have your florist only use flowers and greenery that are in season. Using flowers that are out of season means that you're importing flowers, which greatly adds to the cost. Plus, if you're getting greenhouse blooms, they're just not going to be quite as lovely.
April is one of the best times of year to get highly sought-after peonies, but you can opt for other popular, in-season flowers like gardenias and garden roses, too.
Below, find inspiration for your bouquet with 15 of the most popular in-season April flowers for your spring wedding.
We can get down with every variety of tulip (these are fringed, but we love a parrot, double, and French tulip as well!), and each type has a different style and feel. Plus, there are SO many colors to choose from!
Another flower perfect for a boutonniere, freesia is a sweetly fragrant spring favorite with up to 10 tiny bell-shaped flowers on each stem. These can also be used as accents to your escort cards or place settings.
These delicate and ruffled flowers not only have a lovely scent, but an enormous range of colors—in fact, they have one of the biggest ranges in the plant kingdom. Sweet peas aren't the cheapest of flowers (some more rare varieties can be very expensive), but they aren't nearly as expensive as, say, peonies!
We love snapdragons. They have a whimsical vibe, come in upwards of 60 colors, and look sculptural either on their own in a bouquet or used sparingly with mixed blooms. Price-wise, these are on the less-expensive end.
With their strong, sweet scent and large size, gardenias make perfect boutonnieres. These only come in shades of white or ivory, so they're perfect for an all-white or muted color palette. Be careful, though—they can turn brown when they start to die.
A rose is another classic bloom that will never go out of fashion and has an infinite number of varieties and colors for every style. Roses work well mixed with other flowers in both centerpieces and bouquets.
Unless they're a mix of colors and types, we don't suggest using the same variety of roses alone in an arrangement.
There was a time these tropical beauties were considered cheesy as a wedding flower, but now they're actually trending, and we've been loving all the fun new ways they've been used in arrangements with a modern twist! Not only do orchids come in a huge range of colors (and patterns for that matter), but they have countless varieties—mini orchids, huge orchids, and every shape imaginable.
Ahh, peonies. What's there to say? Everyone loves 'em, even with that hefty price tag. The traditional peonies you might think of (like the one pictured) come in white, pink, rose, and red. Tree peonies and hybrid peonies come in a more extensive color palette and include shades of coral, yellow, dark mahogany, and deep purple.
Peonies are versatile flowers; they pair well with lots of other floral varietals. When used alone, however, they can end up looking a little too spherical, so be sure to diversify your bouquet.
In our opinion, irises are vastly underrated. They are mainly associated with a bright purplish hue, but they actually come in other unique and beautiful varieties with sunset or ombré coloring. Throwing in white irises to a bouquet adds texture and a little frilliness, similar to the effect of a sweet pea.
Although it's true that blue flowers are not often found in nature, cornflowers are sweet wildflowers that work well for a tiny pop of color in your bouquet or centerpiece. These would work great in a wildflower-inspired bridal bouquet or on top of a white wedding cake.
These long, flowering branches scream spring. Forsythias work well on their own in large, sculptural arrangements and would be perfect for a bar setup!
Although sometimes looked down upon because they're so commonly used as "filler flowers," there are some truly gorgeous types of lisianthus out there. Some varieties are so frilly and full they could almost be mistaken for a rose!
Tall and stemmy, delphiniums are statement-makers, and usually work well alone in an arrangement. They come in varying shades of blue and blueish-purple.
These are just the cutest little flowers. Small and feminine, they are perfect little additions to an all-white or greenery bouquet. We've even seen petite bouquets made of nothing but tweedia!
This popular flower is one that is super-versatile (hence its popularity), comes in a huge spectrum of colors, and has tons of sizes and varieties. The price range is wide, as some kinds are spectacular and huge. Those are rarer than the normal, smaller ranunculus you often see.