Wedding flowers and their meanings with pictures

In this article, we will discuss the meanings of favourite wedding flowers. We should learn the symbolic meanings of flowers to avoid choosing for negative meanings. 

Symbolic meanings of wedding flowers

The list below is the flowers associated with the meanings for the wedding. You can choose the species of flowers to befit the brides' charateristics.

Amaranthus

wedding flower meanings - Amaranthus

Meaning: Constancy and fidelity

Used for: bouquets

Seasonbloom from mid summer until frost

Anemone for wedding

wedding flower meanings - Anemone

Meanings: Expectation, sincerity, fragility

Used For: Bouquets and arrangements

Season: Fall (Japanese) to spring (Wood or De Caen)

Price Range: Moderate

Baby's Breath

wedding flower meanings - Baby's breath

Meaning: Innocence

Used For: Filler in bouquets, corsages, and boutonnieres

Season: Year-round

Price Range: Inexpensive

Calla lily

Wedding Flower meanings - Calla lily

Meaning: Magnificent beauty

Used For: Bouquets and arrangements

In Season: Spring and summer

Price Range: Expensive

Carnation

Wedding flowers meanings - Carnation

Meaning: Pure Deep Love, boldness (pink), love (red), talent (white)

Used For: Bouquets, boutonnieres, and arrangements

In Season: Year-round

Price Range: Inexpensive

Chrysanthemum (or mum)

Wedding flower meanings - Chrysanthemum

Meaninghappiness and long life, wealth, abundance, love (red), secret admirer (yellow), truth (white), 

Used For: Bouquets and arrangements

Season: Year-round

Price Range: Inexpensive

Daffodil

wedding flower meaning - Daffodil

Meaning: Respect, good fortune, chivalry, unrequited love

Used For: Garden settings, in pots

Season: Spring

Price Range: Inexpensive (in season)

Daisy

wedding flower meaning - daisy

Meaning: Share your feelings, Innocence, loyal love, purity 

Used For: Bouquets

Season: Year-round

Price Range: Inexpensive (in season)

Delphinium

wedding flower meanings - Delphinium

Meaning: Swiftness, lightness

Used For: Arrangements

Season: Summer

Price Range: Moderate

Freesia

Wedding flower meanings - Freesia

Meaning: Innocence, Trust

Used For: Bouquets

Season: Spring and summer

Price Range: Inexpensive (in season)

Gardenia

Wedding flower meanings - Gardenia

Meaning: Purity, joy

Best For: Bouquets and boutonnieres

Scent: Very fragrant

In Season: Year-round

Price Range: Expensive

Hydrangea

Wedding flower meanings - Hydrangea

Meaning: Understanding

Used For: Bouquets and arrangements

Season: Spring and fall

Price Range: Expensive

Iris

Wedding flower meanings - Iris

Meaning:  Faith and wisdom, inspiration, hope

Best For: In arrangements or potted

Season: Spring

Price Range: Moderate to expensive, depending on variety

Lilac

Wedding flower meanings - lilac

Meaning: First love

Best For: Filler in arrangements or as part of bouquets, depending on variety

Season: Local lilacs are available in the spring; imported French lilacs are available year-round

Price Range: Moderate to expensive

Lily

wedding flower meaning - Lily

Meaning: Majesty, truth, honor, purity and sweetness 

Used For: Bouquets and arrangements

Season: Summer, but often imported during other seasons

Price Range: Moderate to expensive

Lily of the Valley

wedding flower meanings - Lily of the valley

Meaning: renewed happiness and humility

Best For: Bouquets, in combination with other flowers

Season: Spring and summer

Price Range: Expensive

Magnolia

wedding flower meaning - Magnolia

Meaning: Love of nature

Best For: Arrangements

Season: Spring and summer

Price Range: Expensive

Orchid

wedding flower meanings - orchid

Meaning: Love, beauty

Best For: Bouquets, corsages, and boutonnieres

Season: Year-round -- almost always imported

Price Range: Expensive

Peony

Wedding flower meaning - Peony

Meaning: Happiness and prosperity, Bashfulness, the American spirit of ambition and determination

Best For: Arrangements

Season: Late spring

Price Range: Expensive

Rose

Wedding flower meanings - rose

Meaning: Love and desire (red), purity and innocence (white)

Best For: Bouquets, corsages, boutonnieres, and arrangements

Season: Year-round

Price Range: Moderate to expensive

Stephanotis

wedding flower meanings - Stephanotis

Meaning: Marital happiness

Best For: Bouquets and arrangements

Season: Year-round

Price Range: Moderate

Stock

Wedding flower meanings - stock

Meaning: Lasting beauty

Best For: Filler in arrangements

Season: Year-round

Price Range: Inexpensive

Sunflower

wedding flower meanings - Sunflower

Meaning: Short-stemmed sunflowers mean adoration; long-stemmed sunflowers symbolize haughtiness

Best For: Carrying a single stem down the aisle; potted arrangements

Season: Fall

Price Range: Inexpensive to moderate in season

Sweet Pea

wedding flower meanings - sweet pea

Meaning: Pleasure

Best For: Garden setting, in vases

Scent: Fragrant

In Season: Late spring and early summer

Price Range: Moderate

Tulip

wedding flower meanings - tulip

Meaning: Love, passion, true love

Best For: Arrangements and bouquets

Season: Late spring

Price Range: Expensive

Some wedding flowers to avoid

There are some flowers that are beautiful but have negative meanings you should avoid. Here is the list.

  • Larkspur: infidelity
  • Lavender: distrust
  • Foxglove: insincerity
  • Yellow lilies: falsehood
  • A Christmas rose: scandal
  • Marigold: grief
  • Yellow carnations: disdain
  • Yellow chrysanthemums: slighted love
  • Yellow roses: jealousy
  • Yellow Lily: Falsehood
  • Red carnation: ‘alas my poor heart,’
  • Red poppies: consolation
  • Fig: Idleness
  • Mulberry: I shall not survive you
  • Raspberry: Remorse
  • Rhododendron: Danger
  • Striped Carnation: Refusal
  • White Poppy: Sleep