Personalising your wedding day is one of the most exciting parts of wedding planning. How are you going to make your day unique to everyone else’s? What will guests really remember about your wedding day? One way of making your wedding a true reflection of you is with your wedding flowers. Flowers are very symbolic and each has their own individual meaning. But did you know that there are birth flowers for every month? Much like birthstones, birth flowers are symbolic of traits and qualities based on someone’s birth month. In this article, we tell you all about your birth flower by month along with the meanings and ways you can incorporate them into your wedding. 

Wedding flowers based on your birth month with meanings 

January - Snowdrop & Carnation 

In our roundup, every month has two birth flowers assigned to it. The two flowers have symbolic meanings related to the person born in that month and are often seasonal too. The flowers often only bloom in relation to that month. For January, snowdrops and carnations are the birth flowers. The stunning white snowdrops mean fascination, new beginnings, and love. They’re a hopeful bloom filled with awe about the new beginnings. It’s fitting for not only the first month of the year but is also relevant to weddings and the new chapter of your relationship. Carnations are symbolic of devotion, loyalty and love. Three things definitely needed as you commit your life to someone else’s. Both of these blooms look beautiful in wedding bouquets. 

February - Violet & Iris 

Violet and iris flowers are both vibrant purple flowers. Because of the incredible deep purple tone of these blooms, they’re great hair accessories. Flowers don’t just have to be in bouquets or table arrangements, they can also be worn as part of your wedding look. Violet flowers mean faithfulness, wisdom and hope. Iris flowers connote hope, friendship and trust. All these qualities are ones you should take with you into your marriage and are ideal to include on your wedding day. 

March - Daffodil & Cherry Blossom

The first month of spring! Spring comes with themes of renewal and rebirth both of which are symbolised by daffodils and cherry blossoms, the flowers of March. These flowers come with an exciting sense of anticipation much like the month of March. Another unique way of incorporating birth flowers by month into your wedding is by asking your bridesmaids or groomsmen their birth month. You could then include their birth flower in the bridesmaid’s bouquets or in the groomsmen’s buttonholes. This doubles up as a lovely gift and keepsake if your wedding party decides to dry them and press them. 

April - Daisy & Sweet Pea

For April, daisies and sweet peas are the birth flowers. Daisies mean cheerfulness, youth and purity. While sweet peas connote warmth, love and affection. To include these stunning florals in your special day, we adore sweet peas in bouquets. They give the bouquet just a touch of movement and are very complementary to a variety of other flowers. Daisies look beautiful as chair back decorations and as flower crowns, especially on flower girls. These flowers have a sense of youth about them as they are often nostalgic. They certainly remind us of sitting on fields making daisy chains and games of ‘he loves me, he loves me not’.

May - Lily of The Valley & Lily

Lily of the Valley is the perfect floral for springtime couples born in May. After all, the charming bloom symbolises appreciation, beauty and perfection. These flowers are also supposed to be good luck. It's no wonder the flower has historically been a favourite for royal weddings. Lilies have a similar meaning with beauty, serenity and happiness. 

June - Rose & Honeysuckle 

June babies should consider themselves lucky because you’ve got the ultimate flower of love, the rose! Roses symbolise love, gratitude and appreciation. Honeysuckle is the other birth flower of June and symbolises happiness and eternal love. These two flowers certainly sound like a winning combination for marriage. Both of these flowers are pretty versatile and could be included in bouquets, aisle or altar decor and centrepieces. 

Top Tip

Don’t forget that these are just the general flower meanings but if your birth flower comes in different colours that can change the meaning entirely! Make sure to look up what the distinct colours mean too… 

July - Water Lily & Larkspur 

July truly makes the best of the summer with these seasonal flowers. Water lilies mean joy, innocence and purity and larkspur means sincerity, dedication and having an open heart. These are beautiful qualities to include in your wedding day. The taller larkspur birth flower would suit more statement floral arrangements where height can come into play. Table centrepieces or aisle arrangements would be ideal. Water lily’s could be a stunning floating centrepiece moment too. 

August - Poppy & Gladiolus 

Taylor Swift wrote a whole song named after this month so it has special privileges anyway. The birth flowers for August are a poppy and gladiolus. Poppies connote success, peace and consolation. The tall gladiolus symbolises strength, generosity and moral integrity. Poppies are often used in wedding bouquets or as part of smaller, colourful arrangements. With their strong stems, they also can individually be placed in bud vases for an eclectic touch. Gladioli are a taller bloom that is preferably used to add height and drama to a large arrangement. Place them among your tablescape or in a big centrepiece at the bar to make a bright impact.

September - Morning Glory & Aster 

September birth flowers still make the most of the summer with the pink and purple shades of these flowers. With meanings of affection, love, faith and wisdom these flowers are perfect for September babies or September weddings. Including the birth flower of your wedding date could also be a lovely sentimental symbol. Why not celebrate the birth of your marriage? It could be the start of a tradition where you buy a bouquet of these flowers for every anniversary. 

October - Cosmos & Marigold

What a colour palette the October birth flowers have! With the striking white petals on the cosmos and the vibrant orange of the marigolds, these flowers make a gorgeous pairing together. Cosmos flowers signify tranquillity, harmony and innocence. Marigolds mean passion, creativity and good luck. In a way, these flowers are somewhat opposite in many ways but we like to look at them as the yin and yang. Marigolds are super popular for Indian weddings and can be found as garlands, in mandaps, alongside the aisles, and woven into the reception decor.

November - Chrysanthemum & Peony

Despite the autumnal season being in full force, November birth flowers are some of the most beautiful. Chrysanthemums symbolise friendship and abundance and peonies symbolise prosperity, honour and romance. These flowers are perfect for bouquets and feature heavily in a lot of flower arrangements for their wonderful shape. 

December - Holly & Narcissus 

Naturally, the festive season will have a festive flower! The holly flower is a symbol of sweetness, self-esteem and peace. These festive buds are perfect for winter weddings and add a subtle sense of Christmas to the air. The narcissus flower is also a symbol of faithfulness and respect. These are very similar in appearance to daffodils but mean something very different and they smell divine!

Take a look at our birth flowers by month infographic for their meanings!


Are you going to include birth flowers on your wedding day? How will you arrange them? We gave you a few ideas in this article but our wedding flower arrangements article will have plenty more where that came from. Check out our guide to bouquets for ideas on bouquet shapes and trending styles. 

Leah Blundell

Written by Leah Blundell

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