There are so many seasonal flowers to choose from when planning your fall wedding. Choosing seasonal flowers will not only help with the budget but also provide the feeling of autumn.
Asiatic lilies are a good choice, as they come in shades of mahogany, yellow, red, orange, and white. The flowers are large and the buds add a different dimension to the bouquet. If cost is a factor, have each bridesmaid carry one stem of lily tied with a ribbon. One idea could be each maid have a different color, and the bridal bouquet made with a selection of each of the colors. Be sure to ask your florist to remove the pollen so it does not stain your wedding attire.
Sunflowers appear happy, casual and carefree. They come in small and large flowers, in shades of yellow, bronze and even white.
Dahlias are showstoppers, in shades of burgundy, yellow, orange, red, hot pink, white and two tones. Some of the flower forms are cactus with spiky petals and cushion that looks like a ball with overlapping petals.
Foliage can be exciting with shades of red, orange, butterscotch, lime green and chocolate. Scattering autumn leaves on the reception tables will provide ambiance without breaking the bank.
Chocolate cosmos is an interesting tiny brown colored flower that does smell just like fine chocolate. Incorporating a few of these in a bouquet will add romance and keep your guests coming back to enjoy the fragrance.
Naturals such as wheat, acorns and chestnuts, branches, herbs and berries can continue the harvest theme, with a display of abundance.
Check out area farmers markets and roadside stands for an abundance of harvest toned botanicals to decorate urns outside the church, welcoming guests to the reception and to add drama to the cake table. You can find local farmers markets near you at this website http://www.localharvest.org/.