The secret way to save money on your wedding flowers


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Want to save money on your wedding? Choose in-season flowers for your wedding floral arrangements.

You might have a certain type of flower in mind for your wedding bouquet or centerpieces, but did you know that your favorite flower might cost you MORE money at a certain time of the year?

Flower costs can vary based on seasonal availability

The increased cost is typically due to decreased availability. It’s a prime example of supply and demand. Flowers are seasonal, meaning that they tend to bloom during a certain season. Therefore each flower type will be more readily available during their peak times of the year.

Now, there are some flower types that bloom all year round– though not necessarily in the same place. It depends on the region the flowers are sourced from. It’s important to consider the season of your wedding when choosing your wedding flowers because if you pick an out-of-season bloom, you could end up overpaying or going over budget.

It’s not completely impossible to get certain flowers during their non-peak season, but typically it would lead to increased prices because of the cost of flying flowers in from out of the country. Paying more for something during a certain time of year, when you could get it during another time of year for less just isn’t very budget savvy.

Need help choosing in-season flowers?

Be smart about the blooms you select for your bouquets, centerpieces, and more by selecting stems that are in bloom during your wedding month. Want to know what flowers are in season during the different months of the year? Check out the graphics below to view the in-season flowers during your wedding month!

Which flowers are in season during your wedding month?

This isn’t a complete list, of course, but a general one to give you a basic idea. A good place to find a comprehensive list would be this list of flower availability by month from our friends at Fifty Flowers. We referenced this list when creating these in-season flower graphics.


It’s also worth checking out this interactive flower availability tool by ProFlowers!


We hope these handy tools and resources help you choose affordable flowers for your big day. When you choose in-season flowers for your wedding, you’ll likely save money because they are more readily available and easier to get.

Flower Availability By Season

When it comes to sharing seasonal flower availability, it depends on the area of the country or the world that you live in. Some flowers might be more readily available or reachable in certain areas of the world than others, regardless of the season. Here are some lists of flowers that are mostly available during certain seasons of the year in the USA:

Spring Wedding Flowers

Apple or cherry blossom, Cymbidium Orchid, Daffodil, Dogwood, Forsythia branches, Gerber Daisy, Hyacinth, Hydrangea, Iris, Larkspur, Lilac, Lily, Lily of the Valley, Lisianthus, Mini Calla Lily, Pansy, PeonyRanunculusRose, Sweet Pea, Tulip

Summer Wedding Flowers

Anemone, Aster, Button Chrysanthemum, Calla Lily, Craspedia, Cymbidium Orchid, DahliaDaisy, Delphinium, Freesia, Geranium, Hydrangea, Iris, Jacobs ladder, Larkspur, Phalaenopsis Orchid, Poppy, Queen Anne’s Lace, Rose, Shasta Daisy, Snapdragon, Spider Chrysanthemum, Stock, Sunflower, Viburnum, Zinnia

Fall Wedding Flowers

Alstroemeria, Asiatic Lily, Aster, Calla Lily, ChrysanthemumDahlia, Gerbera Daisy, Gladiola, Marigold, Rose, Sunflower, Zinnia

Winter Wedding Flowers

Amaryllis, Anemone, Camellia, Casablanca Lily, Forget-me-not, French Tulip, Gardenia, Holly, Jasmine, Orchid, Mini Gerbera, Narcissus Paper Whites, Poinsettia, RanunculusRose


Buy Bulk Flowers Online

Looking for resources to order flowers for your wedding day? If you are interested in doing your own wedding flowers, you may want to consider purchasing from a wholesale florist. We’ve featured numerous great options where you can order bulk flowers online for your wedding.

Other ways to save money on your wedding flowers:

Looking for other money-saving wedding ideas to reduce your wedding flower costs? Check out these related posts!

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When a couple says their wedding vows, they commit to a lifelong union of their aspirations, life goals and finances. However, many couples kick off married life by taking on thousands of dollars in debt to finance their wedding: About three in 10 engaged couples plan to take out debt to cover wedding expenses, according to a LendingTree survey conducted in April 2020. Read on to find out how much they borrowed, what kind of debt they borrowed and why they borrowed it.


LendingTree commissioned Qualtrics to conduct an online survey of 920 Americans who are currently engaged to be married. The survey was fielded April 6-10, 2020.


Wedding bells are often followed by wedding bills — nearly three in 10 engaged couples take on debt for their wedding, meaning that they could be left paying for their special day long after they say “I do.” Additionally, 18% were unsure if they would take out debt, meaning that the total number of couples left in debt over their wedding could be higher.

Among couples who changed their wedding plans due to the COVID-19 pandemic, about 35% took on debt, compared with 29% of couples as a whole. It makes sense that the couples who had to change plans might need more money to fund their weddings. By changing dates, some couples may have lost deposits or had to book new, costlier wedding dates than originally planned.




Of those who took on debt to help pay for wedding costs, 72% took on less than $10,000 worth of debt to finance their wedding. Just over one in 10 couples took out $20,000 or more.

See the breakdown below:

  • Less than $1,000 (6%)
  • $1,000 – $4,999 (31%)
  • $5,000 – $9,999 (34%)
  • $10,000 – $19,999 (17%)
  • $20,000 or more (12%)

Couples will likely use a mixture of debt and other financing methods to pay for their big day, seeing that the average wedding costs about $25,000, according to research from companion site ValuePenguin.

Credit card, personal loan debt are most common among couples

Engaged couples that took out debt were most likely to use credit cards when compared with personal loans and borrowing from friends and family.

Using a credit card to finance a wedding is an option to cover big-ticket wedding expenses rather than dipping into savings, and it can even be an opportunity to help couples earn rewards, like airline miles. However, paying for wedding expenses with a credit card also means you’ll have to pay compound interest when a balance is carried month over month.

Personal loans were also a popular option for couples who needed wedding financing, with nearly four in 10 turning to wedding loans. As an unsecured loan, the borrower doesn’t require collateral, though strong credit will likely be needed for qualification. Even then, personal loans can come with high APRs, meaning that a couple’s wedding expenses will come with the added cost of interest even as they benefit from a fixed interest rate and repayment timeline.

Nearly 8 in 10 couples plan to pay off wedding debt within a year

It may be concerning that so many couples plan to take out debt to cover wedding costs, but the good news is that they don’t plan on keeping that debt around for long. The vast majority of couples (77%) who plan on taking on debt to cover wedding expenses plan to pay off that debt within one year.

Here’s when the couples we surveyed plan to completely pay off their wedding debt:

  • By the day of the wedding (17%)
  • One month after the wedding (16%)
  • 2-6 months after the wedding (31%)
  • 7-11 months after the wedding (13%)
  • A year after the wedding or longer (23%)

Just under a quarter of those taking on debt to cover wedding expenses will need more than a year to repay that debt.




Engaged couples go to great lengths to plan the wedding ceremony and reception they’ve always wanted. Making that dream a reality is easier said than done, though, and it comes at a price that often goes beyond the literal cost. Our survey found that 37% of couples argued about wedding expenses.

The arguments don’t start and end with the couples, either: Fifty-seven percent of couples received financial help from their parents, and of those, nearly four in 10 reported arguing with their parents over wedding costs.




You can’t put a price on having the perfect wedding day — at least that’s how 33% of the couples we surveyed see it. In addition, nearly half said that they took on debt to pay for their wedding to help them afford the day they’ve always dreamed of having.

See the breakdown of why couples decided to take on wedding debt below:

  • Want to have the wedding of their dreams (46%)
  • It’s worth it (33%)
  • Didn’t see any other option (28%)
  • Committed to using a certain pricey vendor (20%)
  • Didn’t plan on it, but the costs keep adding up (20%)

But many couples were unprepared for the cost

Many of the couples we surveyed didn’t feel they had a choice but to take on debt to finance their wedding, with a fifth of them admitting that they didn’t plan on it but were unprepared for the total cost of the wedding.

The cost of renting a venue was the biggest surprise to couples. One in five couples were most surprised by how much they’d end up spending booking a venue. The other most surprising costs were: photographer (12%), flowers (11%) and caterer or baker (10%).


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Couples in some regions of the country take out wedding debt at higher rates than couples elsewhere. Nearly four in 10 engaged couples living in the Middle Atlantic region (which comprises New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania) are going into debt for their wedding. Just 21% of those living in the East South Central region (which includes Kentucky, Alabama, Tennessee and Mississippi) said the same.

The average cost of a wedding depends on where you live. Wedding venues in certain parts of the country, for example, are far more expensive due to increased demand, so it makes sense that engaged couples in some regions need to lean on financing tools to pay for a more expensive ceremony. Couples in some areas of the country are likely to pay twice as much for a wedding as they’d pay in others.

Keep clicking to see the top five most and least expensive states to get married in.




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