Devine Bride: Be savvy with seasonal savings at your wedding

Budget-bust by being smart with seasonal choices on food and flowers for your big day, says blogger and wedding tasker Laura Devine.

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Once you’ve found your wedding venue and picked a date for the day, the next step for super-efficient wedding planning (and wedding spending) is to look at what’s in season on the month you have chosen to get married.

This is a simple step that is often missed in the planning process, but could save you a lot of time, hassle, and money!


I was in a quandary for my own wedding flowers; my florist couldn’t guarantee she could definitely get peonies in April and, even if she could, they would be double the price because they’d need to be specially sourced. This had never even occurred to me before!

So, I did my research and switched the peonies out for anemones instead, with some ranunculus to add volume, which saved me a whole lot of worrying and a bit of money too.

Looking back, anemones fitted much better with the whole vibe of my wedding anyway!


If time is on your side, it’s best to do your seasonality shopping exactly a year from when you are getting married, so you can see for yourself what’s in season, how it looks, and play around a bit with what’s on offer.

With the right knowledge and seasonality in your mindset, you’ll have the confidence to make smart decisions throughout your whole planning journey “ not to mention, you’ll be doing your bit for the environment too by using what’s plentiful at the time.

Here’s a few pointers of what’s in season when, to get you started¦


~ S P R I N G ~

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·         Food:  rhubarb, lemons, blood oranges, passion fruit, mussels, oysters, crab, lobster.

·         Flowers:  anemones, ranunculus, sweet peas, tulips, calla lilies, sweet William, hyacinths.

·         Décor + styling:  daffodils, blossom trees, pastel colours, florals, chocolate eggs, umbrellas.


~ S U M M E R ~

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·         Food:  strawberries, raspberries, peaches, pineapples, lamb, scallops.

·         Flowers:  peonies, hydrangeas, stocks, sunflowers, freesias, daisies, delphiniums.

·         Décor + styling:  Pimms, pineapples, watermelon, hay bales, picnic baskets, fans, citronella.


~ A U T U M N ~ 

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·         Food:  pumpkins, apples, turkey, duck, venison, fennel, chestnuts, tomatoes.

·         Flowers:  chrysanthemums, dahlia’s, delphiniums, hyacinth, gerbera.

·         Décor + styling:  pumpkins, apples, toffee apples, sparklers, dried leaves, cosy blankets.


~ W I N T E R ~

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·         Food:  pumpkins, figs, tangerines, clementines, cranberries, turkey, duck, fennel, gingerbread.

·         Flowers:  anemones, amaryllis, forget me nots, jasmine, ranunculus, calla lilies, hyacinths.

·         Décor + styling:  baubles, pine cones, pine trees, candy canes, winter berries, holly, fairy lights.


If you need any wedding planning help, or even just any pointers of where to start with your own plans, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!

You can find me over at and on Instagram as @devinebride.

You can also say hello via “ I’d love to hear from you!

My consultations are free and I will be as involved as you want me to be through your planning process. I can plan your full wedding, style it, be your coordinator, or I can simply take on the odd jobs you don’t want to do or don’t have time to do.

Best of luck with your planning!


About the author, Laura Devine of Devine Bride


Laura is a wedding tasker and runs the multi award-winning wedding blog Devine Bride.

Laura offers pick and mix wedding planning, from stationery to styling, hire a bridesmaid to help on the day, and from wedding planning to wedding websites. Her honest and practical blog covers hen parties to honeymoons and everything in between.

Laura won Best Rising Star at the Wedding Blog Awards 2016, Wedding of the Year 2016 with Your London Wedding Magazine, was highly commended in the Wedding and Events category at the UK Blog Awards 2017, and is a finalist at both the UK Blog Awards 2018 and The British Wedding Awards 2018.

Laura is Glasgow born and bred but now splits her time between Scotland and London, where she lives, works and plays. She is a graduate of the Glasgow School of Art and the London College of Fashion.

In her words, “Weddings are important because they celebrate life and possibility, and ultimately, it’s all about making people happy “ and I love that.”


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