Dahlias may be an addition to contemporary wedding bouquets. Still, the beautiful flowers have a long history that dates back to ancient Aztec civilizations, where they were popular as food and ceremonial decor. Now, brides turn to the gorgeous blooms for a striking touch of texture at their big event. Thanks to their stunning symmetry and brilliant colors they elevate wedding bouquets and centerpieces.
That said, dahlias may not be the best fit for some couples. Historically, the blossoms are a symbol of inner strength, grace, and creativity. The delicate white, pink, burgundy, or yellow petals add an unrivaled burst of color when used in floral design. However, the temperamental flower can crumple without notice, making it a risky bet for some ceremonies and reception sites.
Despite their long growing season, cut dahlias have a relatively short lifespan. To ensure that your wedding bouquet looks fresh while you say "I do," you should ask our floral experts which day is the best to schedule delivery.
Place your bouquet in a vase of warm or hot water when it arrives and make sure to keep it out of the sun as much as possible. Finally, consider supporting the weight of your dahlia blooms with other flowers, such as garden roses, wedding greenery, dusty miller, or other seasonal favorites.
Dahlias offer incredible versatility, thanks to the bloom's vast range of sizes and colors. Modern and romantic brides often opt for lacy dinner plate varieties, with blooms that span the size of a serving dish. On the other hand, rustic brides may prefer a compact, vibrant bloom suited for late summer events.
You can also choose from a wide array of colors, including:
- White dahlias
- Café au lait dahlias
- Purple dahlias
- Burgundy dahlias
- Pink dahlias
- Yellow dahlias
Pair your blossoms with complementary garden roses or greenery to create breathtaking dahlia wedding centerpieces, or mix your blooms Queen Anne's Lace for a delicate bridesmaid's bouquet.
While blossoms like garden roses, peonies, and gardenias are arguably the most popular additions to a bridal bouquet, they are also the most expensive. Fortunately, a dahlia bloom offers the same drama, flair, and touch of whimsy without a staggering price tag.
Unlike peonies, which reach their peak in late spring, dahlias bloom for months. The flower typically costs far less than other blossoms, thanks in part to a longer growing season. With that in mind, add the flower to every bouquet, arrangement, and centerpiece, incorporate a few hints of on-trend wedding greenery, and enjoy an affordable, jaw-dropping display.
At The Bouqs Co., our team of artisan florists handcrafts each bouquet with blossoms and greenery sourced from sustainable farms. No matter how elaborate or simple your dream wedding is, we'll capture your vision and create dahlia wedding flower arrangements that you'll treasure for a lifetime.