Wedding Flowers to Choose in The UK – May Wedding

Wedding flowers on your big day are essential. What you choose to decorate the venue, your bouquet and buttonholes will set the theme and tone for the day. Also, decide if you will be taking the help of a florist or will consider DIY. If you are clueless about peonies or carnations, choosing flowers for your wedding is not a simple feat.

Buying and arranging flowers is time-consuming and a lot of work that will leave you stressed out and exhausted. It may appear to be cheaper, but it does not actually work out to be cost-efficient.

Essential Things to Consider in Choosing Wedding Flowers

  • The first thing to look at is your budget. Work this out and meet different florists to know that they can offer and also what you can afford.
  • Prioritize flowers as ‘nice-haves’ and ‘must-haves.’ Spend on flowers as per your liking and budget, only. Do not be tempted to go over and above or choose too few. Florists are skilled and creative, they also know what will work well with your theme and will be able to design even for a small budget if required.

May is the best time for wedding flowers, and a May bride is really lucky. The May bride gets to pick her seasonal wedding flowers and also save money as they don’t need to be special orders nor need to be imported. Here are some wedding flowers that can be used on your big May day.


Astilbe is a fern-like flower. It is a perfect filler as it is tall and has a fluffy plumage. It is the ideal choice that adds texture to arrangements making the flowers appears classic. It is also available in a variety of colors, and the tall beauties make for excellent wedding centerpieces.


Peony bouquets are highly popular. The beautiful flowers look romantic and striking in a floral arrangement.  These are May flowers and are affordable. Many brides consider peonies as they bring always available in plenty and there is little chance that weather can dampen their availability.

Sweet Peas

Sweet Peas in pastel hues offer a romantic look owing to its heady floral scent. It is an appropriate choice for your wedding bouquet as they smell gorgeous and are delicate blooms. If your wedding is in vintage style, this floral scent will put everyone in a celebratory mood with the smell of sweet peas in the air.


The attraction in Lisianthus is that it is available in different colors. You can match it with your bouquet or your dress. Choosing Lisianthus for floral d├ęcor and bouquets are common as they have long slender stems appearing above other flowers. In fact, you can select a single or double flowered version to make an impact with the decor.

David Austin Roses

These are referred to as English roses. In the 60s it was developed by David Austin, a rose breeder. He combined the classic rose’s scent and the old fashioned shape with modern blooms. Eventually, this beautiful flower looks a cross between a peony and a rose, making it a unique choice for bouquets in association with peonies.


Ranunculus are cheerful blooms making an excellent choice for bouquets.  Available in a range of colors, they look gorgeous in white and are cheap alternatives to roses. Use ranunculus and a few roses when you offer design suggestions as they will act as beautiful fillers too. 

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