What Wedding Flowers Are in Season in January? (11 Great Options)

If you’re planning to get married early in the new year, you’re probably wondering what wedding flowers are in season in January. The answer is “more than you think”!

The most popular January flowers include Tulips, Snapdragons, Calla Lilies, Hellebores, Dahlias, and many others.

In this article, we’ve listed some of the best wedding flowers that are in full bloom in January. Let’s dive right in!

1.  Roses

Available year-round, roses symbolize love and beauty—the perfect choice when marrying your one and only. Nearly every culture and religion associate these flowers with romance and undying love, so it’s no wonder they’re so popular at weddings!

Most people opt for the classic red rose, but there are over 150 species of roses and cultivated hybrids to choose from. They’re found in nearly every color imaginable, even in elusive blue, meaning they go with almost any theme you choose.

Spray roses, hybrid tea roses, and garden roses are three popular types of wedding roses. They all work beautifully at January weddings.

2.  Snapdragon

Snapdragon flowers bloom in late winter to early spring, just in time for January weddings!

These gorgeous flowers represent a promise of eternal fidelity, which is why they’re often given as a wedding or engagement gift.

They’re the perfect addition to monochromatic and multicolored bouquets, but you can also create a stunning, cascading bouquet with snapdragons and snapdragons only!

Snapdragons come in an array of colors, including pink, red, yellow, bronze, burgundy, white, and orange.

3.  Calla Lilies

Calla lilies are the very definition of simple yet elegant!

Close up image of calla lilly used in article titled What Wedding Flowers Are in Season in January

Like white roses, calla lilies represent innocence, purity, and true devotion, making them a popular choice for brides. They can easily enhance the beauty of a multi-species bouquet, but they also work well on their own.

These cone-like flowers have been expressed in art and literature throughout history. They’re a well-known flower in the bible, thought to symbolize Jesus’ Resurrection, the Angel of Annunciation, and the Virgin Mary.

Calla lilies are available in orange, yellow, ivory, mauve, dark purple, and white—ideal for a winter wedding in January.

4.  Sweet Peas

With their translucent petals, butterfly-like leaves, and ruffled edges, sweet peas fit brilliantly well in bridal bouquets and floral decor.

They’re delicate yet playful, symbolizing blissful pleasure, good wishes, kindness, and friendship. Therefore, if you’re marrying your best friend, sweet peas might just be the flowers for you!

Sweet peas look great on their own, but they work just as well as an accent to bolder flowers like calla lilies and roses.

They’re available in many colors, including crimson reds, pastel lavenders, blushing pinks, navy blues, and pure whites. These colors are found as, solid colors, streaked colors, or bi-colors.

5.  Hellebores

If you’re going with a romantic or organic-themed wedding, hellebores won’t let you down.

These winter-blooming flowers are available in beautiful shades of red, pink, purple, and ivory, making them an excellent option for adding a pop of color to your wedding arrangements.

They pair wonderfully with roses, anemones, ranunculus, snowberries, chocolate cosmos, and many others.

In ancient times, hellebore was used to, curse enemies and call forth demons. Today, however, these pretty flowers symbolize hope, tranquility, and peace.

6.  Orchids

Although most reach peak blooming season in March, some varieties of orchids bloom in winter, around December to January. This makes them a good option for January weddings, especially if you’re going for a more formal, classic wedding.

Picture of colorful orchids

According to Charlotte de Latour’s 1819, book Le Langage des Fleurs, orchids mean, “you’re in my thoughts.” They symbolize beauty, love, fertility, and charm, making them the perfect bloom to celebrate weddings.

7.  Tulips

Tulips symbolize perfect and deep love, making them a top choice for wedding bouquets. Their graceful stems add elegance, charm, and new life to any reception, regardless of the color.

There are over 3,000 varieties of tulips, so you have an extremely large gallery to choose from.

 Here are some of the most popular colors and their meanings:

  • Pink Tulips: Happiness and confidence
  • Purple Tulips: Royalty and elegance.
  • Yellow Tulips: Happiness, cheerfulness, and hope
  • Red Tulips: Romantic love and passion
  • Orange Tulips: Understanding and appreciation between two people
  • White Tulips: Purity

White and peach-colored tulips go beautifully in a traditional round bouquet, but pastel isn’t the only palette you’re limited to.

If you want to go bold and bright, go with pink, coral, and orange tulips. If you’re into darker tones, go with purple tulips.

Brighter, bolder colors create a lovely contrast against the white of your wedding dress, making you stand out even more as you walk down the aisle.

8.  Snowflakes

Go all-out on your winter-themed wedding by adding Snowflake flowers to your bouquet and flower décor!

Petite and bell-shaped, these flowers symbolize innocence, purity, and memories of youth. They’re only available in white so they’re mostly used as a filler, but they add plenty of texture to a bouquet.

9.  Anemones

Nothing says, “Forever” like a big bouquet of beautiful white-and-black anemones.

With their poppy-like blooms and black centers, they add a dramatic flair to any wedding. They’re the perfect choice for non-traditional, modern, or monochrome-themed weddings.

Picture of a bride holding a bouquet

Although beautiful on their own, anemones pair strikingly with perennials or flowering bulbs that bloom earlier in the season, such as tulips, Lily of the Valley, daffodils, and bleeding hearts.

White anemones are the popular choice for winter weddings scheduled in January, but if you’re looking to add a pop of color to your bouquet, you can also find them in red, pink, and purple.

10.  Gardenia

Native to Japan and South Asia, Gardenias represent grace, elegance, and sophisticated beauty. They’re especially popular in bohemian style weddings, with their ivory petals and glossy green foliage resembling the finest porcelain.

Since they have no stems, they’re a popular choice for table centerpieces, floral arrangements, and boutonnieres, as well as corsages and hair accessories.

Gardenias are among the most beautiful wedding flowers of all time. You don’t need a lot of them to make an impact, and best of all, they bloom just in time for January weddings!

11.  Dahlias

With its velvety luster and deep rich hues, dahlias add sophisticated elegance to bridal bouquets and wedding arrangements.

They work well with just about any wedding style, but they shine especially bright in country gardens, casual weddings, and vintage weddings.

During the Victorian era, they symbolized lifelong commitment and lasting bonds. Today, dahlias symbolize much the same: elegance, wealth, love, and involvement.

Dahlias come in many shapes and sizes, from tiny pom-poms to eye-catching, corsage-worthy blooms. They’re available in red, lavender, peach, yellow, pink, and bi-color.

Final Thoughts: What Wedding Flowers Are in Season in January?

From Tulips to Gardenias, there are dozens of flowers in season during the first month of the year.

Some are more suited for bridal accessories, such as flower crowns and corsage, while others work best as bouquets and table ornaments. One thing is for sure, though: the flowers listed above match well with most wedding themes, so you can’t go wrong with any of them!

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