Planning a wedding can be an exciting and stressful time, but it doesn’t have to be. With the help of this blog post, you will find some great ideas for modern flowers at your wedding. You’ll notice that each flower has a different meaning behind it, so if you want to include these in your bouquet or other arrangements, think about what message you want to send with them! The first 4 flowers listed are all beautiful and surprisingly easy to work with for any bride on a budget. The last flower listed is a personal favourite of mine, and I love using it in my designs.
A happy accident gave way to the popular contemporary use of Ranunculus in weddings. One day in the 1800s, an enterprising florist took the time to arrange a bouquet with these flowers, and all of a sudden, it became the hottest thing.
The reason for this is that Ranunculus, when arranged properly, look like one large flower that cascades down in soft petals. As you’ll see later on in this list, some modern wedding flower arrangements can’t even begin to compare to the beauty and simplicity of them. This one is the perfect first choice for brides on a budget because it’s available pretty much year-round, and you can find them at almost any grocery store.
These flowers are perhaps the most popular of all wedding flowers, and for good reason – they are HUGE, beautiful, and many varieties have lovely colours to them. Although peonies come in almost every shade (I once saw one that was electric shade orange), they typically come in pinks, whites, and various shades of each.
The only downside to using them for your wedding is that they are 4 season flowers (in other words, they have a short shelf life). If you shop early enough at the right places, this will not be an issue for you at all but it’s important to keep in mind if you’re planning your wedding for next summer and you want to include these. As far as price goes, it’s one of the more expensive flowers on this list- but worth every penny if you ask me.
People have been growing and using sunflowers for thousands of years, so they’ve earned their spot on this list. They are very easy to grow, come in a variety of heights, and have a great sunny colour.
The best part is that if you use these types of flowers in the wild, they’ll be able to stand up on their own. You can cut them early in the morning when they are freshest, but they will still keep their colour for at least a week (if not longer) once cut. Just make sure you give them plenty of water.
Yes, it’s true, sunflowers and peonies are from the same family. So why would I include both? Well, because if you have enough money to afford both, they look absolutely stunning together. You can actually use any kind of flower or plant from the same family if you want to achieve a similar effect- but that could get expensive very fast.
Finally, I’ve saved my favourite flower for last. Wheatgrass is extremely versatile – its tall, bright green colour is very natural, and it can stand on its own without any support.
Using wheatgrass as filler for an arrangement is a great idea because you can use it to bring height everywhere- even if your arrangements are of varying heights. If you’re detail-oriented, the texture that it brings makes everything look more interesting. Just keep in mind that wheatgrass is technically an invasive species, so growing it yourself for your wedding could be considered illegal depending on where you live. But there are other ways to get these types of flowers, just shop around. The great part about wheatgrass is that you can use the whole thing even the roots.