Weddings We talked with some local experts from Eden’s Flower Truck, Ozark Mtn Flower Truck, Hy-Vee and Queen City Blooms about incorporating seasonal flowers into your wedding day, and how they can actually save your budget. Jan 2020 Photo courtesy Shutterstock Spring blooms are often softer in color but big on fragrance. Familiarizing yourself with which flowers will be in season on your special day can help you set realistic expectations for arrangements and your budget. To get the shortlist of blooms for each season, we turned to Eden Garrett, owner of Eden’s Flower Truck ; Cassie Hartman, owner of Ozark Mtn Flower Truck ; Amber Putmon, floral manager at Hy-Vee in Springfield and Alex McQueary, co-owner of Queen City Blooms . Spring Wedding Flowers allium, anemone, forsythia, hydrangea, lilac, peony, ranunculus, rose, sweet pea, tulip The bride who loves an especially fragrant bouquet and soft colors. Style Tips Alex McQueary: Ask your florist if they source their flowers from local farmers. Sometimes you can get unique spring flowers from around the area. Bud vases work well for table settings because many spring stems are sensitive and don’t do well shoved in foam. Also, a lot of these don’t work well in garland because they need a lot of water and aren’t hardy. Cassie Hartman: If you’re on a budget, you can use branches, like redbuds, dogwood or forsythia, for spring arrangements. Talk with your florist for ideas of how to mix and match florals into the arrangement. Amber Putmon: Tulips and peonies are big in the spring, but both are delicate. Don’t use these in foam blocks. Eden Garrett: Many spring flowers are known for their fragrance, so choose flowers with pretty fragrances that are not overpowering. Photo courtesy Shutterstock Summer flowers can add beautiful colors to your […]