The most popular wedding flowers have limitations many couples are unaware of. To save you time and to make choosing your wedding flowers easier, I’ve given some of the seasons, drawbacks, and benefits of some lilies as popular wedding flowers in the following paragraphs.
Calla lilies, also known as arum lilies are available all year round but experience great fluctuations in price. They are somewhat vulnerable to bruising and this can be especially noticeable on the white varieties. Callas are sensitive to cold temperatures and can get frost damaged easily. They can tolerate heat very well and retain their moisture well even without a water source. This makes them ideal for use in wedding bridal bouquets wherein they may be required to last out of water for some time. The miniature calla varieties make great boutonnières because they are not harmed by body heat or lack of water.
The tops of the calla lily’s blooms don’t take up much surface space so you can expect to use a lot of calla lilies in a round, all calla bouquet. Callas can fill quite a bit of space when used as to expose the length of the bloom rather than just the top such as in the train of a cascading bouquet or in the length of an arm bouquet.
Casablanca lilies are usually available all year round. They have large, flat blooms, which take up quite a bit of surface area and can really fill out a bouquet nicely. Casablanca lilies are also vulnerable to bruising but not as much as callas. Some people delight in the Casablanca lily’s aromatic strong fragrance but others are allergic to it.
Casablanca lilies are more resistant to very cold temperatures than callas but more prone to wilt from high temperatures or from lack of water. Their large bloom size makes them great for decorating the wedding ceremony as they are easily seen from a distance and they hold up very well when they have a water source.