Fresh florals for your summer wedding bouquet

summer wedding bouquet

Are you getting married next summer? Then you’ll definitely want to start thinking about your summer wedding flowers. There are so many gorgeous options to choose from. In this blog, we’re looking at flowers for your summer wedding bouquet.

Flowers are an important part of your wedding day. You’ll likely have them with you when you walk down the aisle, as will any bridesmaids. You may even choose to use flowers on your table decoration or down the sides of the aisle.

Wherever you choose to have your flowers, you’ll want them to look amazing, and we’re here to help. Our wedding planners near Manchester can support you with all aspects of your special day. We can support you with logistics, event decoration and much more.

Take a look at our inspiration. If you can’t find something similar to what you’re looking for, let us know, we’re more than happy to chat and see if we can make your dreams a reality.

Which flowers are best for a summer wedding bouquet?

There are so many beautiful flowers to choose from for your summer bouquet. Here are some options for seasonal flowers to consider for summer weddings.

  • Peonies
  • Garden roses
  • Dahlia
  • Chrysanthemums
  • Hydrangeas
  • Lilies
  • Daisies
  • Cosmos – chocolate cosmos can add deeper colour to your wedding bouquet
  • Lavender
  • Carnations
  • Sweet peas
  • Purple clematis

best flowers for summer wedding

When you’re selecting flowers in season in July for weddings, you’ll want to consider your colour scheme carefully. In the summer months, you can choose many colour options for your summer bouquet.

You might decide to go for a more subtle bouquet with neutral colours (such as white flowers) and a hint of brightness. Or, go all out with a bright bouquet full of many different colourful blooms. It’s your special day and your choice! Our florists can help you to choose the best flower combinations for bridal bouquets.

Simple summer wedding bouquets

A simple wedding bouquet doesn’t need to be small; you might just use less variation and more of the same flowers. We can help you to create stunning bouquets and gorgeous floral arrangements around your venue.

Your simple bouquet may also be more subtle. Garden roses are a fantastic flower option for a simple wedding bouquet, signifying love. Roses are available in many beautiful soft colours, which look great alongside some simple greenery. White peonies are also a great addition to your bridal bouquet.

You may choose to have one large flower as a focal point of your bouquet, with either smaller flowers or more greenery to highlight the bigger flower. It’s totally up to you which flower design you choose, and we’re here to offer advice on summer blooms.

Best flowers for an outdoor summer wedding

Outdoor wedding areas are generally bigger than indoor venues, so you may need to think a bit more about your floral arrangements.

A flower arch is a fantastic addition to your outdoor wedding and is a great way to show wedding guests where to go. You may even choose to have floral arrangements on the floor.

When planning an outdoor wedding, many couples choose to have a gazebo or a tent of some kind for shelter. Adding flowers to the entrance to these shelters can help to brighten them up, even if the weather isn’t on your side on your wedding day.

summer wedding flower arch

When should you order your summer wedding flowers?

Generally, your wedding flowers will need to be ordered between six and nine months before the wedding date. Although, you should double-check this with the chosen florist.

This time allows us to consider the type of flowers you want for your wedding and ensure we can meet your delivery requirements. We’ll keep you updated at every step so we can help you achieve your unforgettable day.

Chatting to your florist early ensures that you aren’t choosing out-of-season flowers for your wedding bouquet. Your wedding bouquet of summer flowers will look gorgeous. You’ll need to ensure that you have considered your floral budget. Find out more about planning a wedding budget.

What do you need to order for your wedding flowers?

The exact flowers you’ll need to order will depend on what you want to achieve for your big day. Here are some examples that you may want to order.

  • Bride’s bouquet
  • Bridesmaid bouquets
  • Buttonhole flowers
  • Table flower decorations
  • Aisle flower arrangements
  • Corsages

flowers in season in July

You may also wish to include flowers as part of your venue decoration, such as a flower arch or wall. Some couples also choose to add fresh flowers to their cake design.

Many couples are also choosing to incorporate some dried flowers into their bouquets, which can be a lovely addition. Dried flowers can look great alongside white blooms and are great for a rustic assortment.

We hope this article has helped you to choose the flowers for your summer wedding bouquet. Our florists are always happy to offer advice and would love to bring your ideas to life. Contact us for support with your special day. Read our blog on designing your spring wedding bouquet.


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