If you're having a spring wedding, you're definitely choosing a prime time for flowers. Flowers that bloom in spring are some of the most lush and beautiful of the year! However, one of the most surprising expenses to any wedding is flowers (if you're choosing to have them—hey, non-floral decor can be cool too!).
One of the most reliable ways 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 hothouse blooms, they're just not going to be quite as lovely. We know, we know, you want big, beautiful fluffy peonies everywhere, but if you're getting married in the dead of winter, that probably isn't the best choice. Bummer. But hey, we're getting ahead of ourselves—this is about flowers that are in season in May, not January! And lucky for you, May is just about the best time of year to get those spectacular, highly sought after peonies.
But May is good for more than just beloved peonies! This beautiful spring month is bursting with delicate and fragrant blooms—from gardenias to garden roses, if you're getting married in May you definitely chose a good time of year for flowers! So what flowers are in season in May, you're asking? Here are 15 of our favorite and most popular flowers for the month of May.