November is typically not the most popular month for a wedding as it tends to be cold, damp, and rainy in many places in the Northern Hemisphere. And yet, a November wedding can still be a beautiful and memorable experience, especially if the venue is decorated with an appropriate selection of November flowers. But then what are the most popular flowers for a late autumn wedding and how to choose the ones that will be the best fit in your case? I will attempt to help you answer those questions for yourself, by telling you about several types of November flowers that can make for a perfect wedding decoration, so that you can then make an informed choice when deciding which ones are going to be the best for you.
Chrysanthemums are probably the first type of flower that comes to most people’s mind when talking about autumn flowers and that is for a good reason. Their delicate, yet opulent corolla (petals) comes in many different vivid colors, providing a lush and vibrant feel to any arrangement they are added to.
The shape and color variety of the different types of chrysanthemums also makes it very easy to match them with the specific color palette of the wedding. For example, if your wedding’s decoration is going to have a blue color palette, there are magnificent blue chrysanthemums that will be perfect for the occasion. There are also white, red, purple, yellow, lavender, orange chrysanthemums and even ones that are bicolored.
And if you care about the significance of the flowers in your decoration, the chrysanthemums are often associated with positivity, joy, and longevity. Also, in some cultures, they symbolize rebirth and the beginning of a new life.
Roses are another universal type of flower that will always provide a stylish addition to any decoration. Many might think of roses as an overused type of flower that gets put everywhere, but it’s for a good reason. Their elegant and luxurious appearance is bound to stand out in any situation and environment and their wide variety of color options makes them very easy to match with any decoration. Like the chrysanthemums, you needn't worry about the color palette of the wedding if your choice of flowers is roses, because they come in red, yellow, blue, white, oink, orange, lavender, purple, and green, so you have plenty of options to choose from.
And if we consider that roses are most commonly associated with love, romance, and passion, this makes them an even better choice of flower for a November wedding decoration. Now, it’s worth noting that the different colors of roses can somewhat vary in their symbolic meaning depending on whom you ask, but even then, this type of flower remains an ideal addition to any wedding decoration, including for a wedding held in November.
Hydrangeas are an interesting choice for a wedding decoration, and they are sure to stand out with their voluminous and lush blooms and their delicate and colorful petals. Like the previous two suggested flowers, there’s no shortage of color variety among hydrangeas - blue, pink, orange, white, and green are among the most common hydrangeas colors. Their voluminous appearance makes them a great choice for any kind of decoration, including centerpieces, aisle decorations, flower arrangements for altars and arches, and, of course, for hydrangea flower bouquets
as well. Furthermore, a hydrangeas flower decoration would fit equally well a more traditional wedding and as well as a modern wedding theme.
Symbolism-wise, hydrangeas are mainly associated with gratitude and enduring heartfelt emotions, which further makes them a good flower of choice for a November wedding decoration.
The calla lilies are one of the more unique choices on this list due to their very particular sleek appearance and distinctive trumpet shape, emanating a sense of sophistication and modernity. If you choose calla lilies as the main flower decoration for your November wedding, you can rest assured that they won’t go unnoticed. This makes this type of flower a popular choice for more modern-themed weddings and are ideal if you want your wedding to be unique and memorable.
Color-wise calla lilies, too, offer a good variety of colors, including white, cream, purple, burgundy, and more. Admittedly, the previous flowers on this list have a greater color variety, meaning that calla lilies may not be as versatile as roses or chrysanthemums, but that’s also where part of their charm comes from. If you decide that calla lily bouquets
, centerpieces, and other flower arrangements will be the main flower in your wedding decorations, it means you have a very particular idea of the way the wedding will look and feel, in which case style, and not versatility, will be the main focus.
Similarly, the symbolic meaning of calla lilies is often linked to sophistication, elegance, and beauty. They are also associated with purity, commitment, and grace, which, of course, is thematically fitting for a wedding.
Bonus suggestion: Autumn Leaves
Yes, yes, autumn leaves are not a type of flower, but rather the dead leaves fallen from the trees, which might seem like the exact opposite of a decoration fitting for a wedding, but just hear me out. While certainly a unique and unusual choice for a wedding decoration, a tasteful decoration made out of colorful autumn leaves can really make your wedding stand out and be memorable both to you and to the guests.
Even though the autumn season is often associated with decline, decay, endings, and darkness, it is also a very beautiful season in a colder, more mysterious and haunting way. I am sure you’ve walked among the autumn sidewalks covered in yellow, orange, and red leaves, thinking how beautiful it all looks and have felt an indescribable cozy feeling at that moment. This is the beauty of autumn, and only an autumn wedding can benefit from it, so why not add some colorful autumn leaves decoration to replicate that same feeling of coziness and awe.
Of course, I do not mean solely rely on leaves as your only decoration - you should still add some of the flowers from this post or another type of flower that wasn’t mentioned here. However, if you are really going to be decorating a wedding in November, it will be a missed opportunity if you don’t add some autumn leaves to the decoration, which is guaranteed to enhance the entire experience and transform it into an autumn fairy tale.
Even if, to a lot of people, autumn seems like a dark and gloomy season, all months and seasons have their unique charm, so even if you are organizing a wedding in November, this doesn’t mean it cannot be a beautiful and memorable experience. You just need to harness your imagination and creativity and prepare a magnificent autumn flower decoration for the big event.
Whether you decide to go with the classic chrysanthemums or roses decoration or go for something more extravagant and unique, such as a combination of calla lilies and autumn leaves, there’s certainly no shortage of options to choose from. Hopefully, the suggested flower ideas from this post will give you the inspiration to decorate your November wedding with the opulent and majestic colors of autumn.