Learn How to Include Birth Flowers by Month Into Your Wedding Design

Add personalized meaning to your wedding florals.
Birth flower bouquet for wedding
Illustrations by Tiana Crispino for The Knot
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Shelby Wax
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  • Shelby is a contributing writer for The Knot covering all things weddings.
  • Shelby is a freelance writer for publications including Vogue, Over the Moon and Allure. She previously served as Senior Editor at Brides and Editor at Lonny Magazine.
  • Shelby graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English from Scripps College.
Updated Nov 06, 2023

If you want to make your wedding design feel personalized to you and your spouse-to-be, you might want to consider using special elements that symbolize when each of you came into the world. Along with birthstones to include in your jewelry choices, you can discover the birth flower by month you were born and incorporate it into your floral design scheme. Not only does using a birth flower make your celebration feel more personal, but each bloom also has a unique meaning that can echo throughout your celebration. You might even be lucky enough to have more than one birth flower in your month to incorporate into your wedding bouquet.

Once you find the perfect floral designer on The Knot Vendor Marketplace, talk to them to see if your monthly birth flower can fit within your design and floral budget. Read ahead to see which flowers are special to you and your future spouse and learn about the many ways you can use them in your wedding arrangements.

1. January: Carnation and Snowdrop

January birth flower carnation and snowdrop
Illustrations by Tiana Crispino for The Knot

Did you know that some months have two birth month flowers? Those born at the start of the new year are lucky enough to have versatile carnations and seasonal snowdrops as their birth flower. While carnations are a flower that symbolize love and devotion, each shade also has a different meaning that can bring a particular sentiment to your celebration. For instance, pink carnations denote gratitude, white echo purity and good luck, and red are a sign of love and affection. As for snowdrops, the charming bloom symbolizes new beginnings, hope, and the ability to overcome challenges. It's no surprise these two florals are a favorite to celebrate the beginning of a marriage.

Want to incorporate them into your wedding floral design? Carnations can be a welcome addition to a floral arrangement in need of petal-filled blooms. They also are a great option to use in a boutonniere. As for snowdrops, the delicate flower adds charming movement to a bouquet. A bride born in January might even choose to carry a birth flower bouquet composed entirely of the white floral.

2. February: Primrose and Violet

Primrose and violet February birth flower
Illustrations by Tiana Crispino for The Knot

If you were born in February, vibrant violet and primrose are considered your birth month flowers. Since violets symbolize modesty, faithfulness, and everlasting love, they are a perfect floral to include in your wedding day floral designs. As one of the first flowers of spring, yellow, red, and pink primroses can symbolize renewal and young love. However, couples should avoid using white primroses in their weddings as they are a symbol of sadness and mourning.

If you have purple in your wedding palette, violets can be an excellent flower to include as an accent in bouquets and table arrangements. Some brides even like to weave them into their hair for a whimsical accent. Primrose also works beautifully in bouquets and can help bring color to a tablescape.

3. March: Daffodil

Daffodil march birth flower
Illustrations by Tiana Crispino for The Knot

Daffodils serve as the bright birth flower for those born in March. The springtime bloom is a symbol of happiness, rebirth, and hope thanks to its cheery yellow hue.

Want to include daffodils in your wedding? While the sunny floral looks beautiful on its own, the bloom looks particularly pleasant when balanced with light, white flowers like baby's breath or roses. You can also complement it with other yellow flowers like ranunculus or forsythia.

4. April: Daisy and Sweet Pea

Daisy and Sweet Pea April birth flower
Illustrations by Tiana Crispino for The Knot

Anyone born at the height of spring has a few delightful birth flowers to choose from for their weddings–daisies and sweet peas. While daisies symbolize purity, innocence, and new beginnings, sweet peas are a sign of blissful pleasure.

Daisies are a floral designer favorite thanks to their cheerful connotations, low price, and variety in size and color. A bunch of petite white daisies can be a sweet addition to a bridal bouquet while larger colorful blooms can be a solid base for an arrangement or boutonniere. The delicate shape and soft pastel shades of a sweet pea makes it a favorite for bridal party bouquets.

5. May: Lily of the Valley

Lily of the Valley May birth flower
Illustrations by Tiana Crispino for The Knot

Lily of the Valley is the perfect floral for springtime couples born in May. After all, the charming bloom symbolizes purity, joy, love, and good luck. It's no wonder the flower has historically been a favorite for royal wedding bouquets.

While brides and bridesmaids are known for carrying posies of the white flower, the bloom can also be incorporated into petite arrangements and boutonnieres. For a more robust spring bouquet, lily of the valley can be added to create movement and texture.

6. June: Rose

Rose June birth flower
Illustrations by Tiana Crispino for The Knot

If you were born in June, a classic rose is your birth month flower. It's no surprise it is one of the most popular wedding flowers because roses are a well-known symbol of love. Each color rose has its own meaning, too. Red roses are a passionate sign of romance and love, white conveys innocence and hope, yellow can mean friendship, and pink symbolizes happiness and grace.

Roses are a truly versatile flower when it comes to wedding design. You can place them in a bouquet, on a cake, in the bride's hair, or as a base to a floral arrangement. Many couples like to incorporate them in a ceremony altar as well.

7. July: Larkspur

Larkspur July birth flower
Illustrations by Tiana Crispino for The Knot

Born in July? Larkspur is your birth month flower. The tall bloom is considered a positive flower that celebrates happiness, first love, and an open heart. Found in shades of white, pink, purple, and blue, the summer floral is a beautiful option for dynamic arrangements.

Due to its tall structure, larkspur is a gorgeous option to line a ceremony aisle. It also can stand out in towering floral arrangements at the center of reception tablescapes.

8. August: Gladiolus and Poppy

Gladiolus and Poppy August birth flower
Illustrations by Tiana Crispino for The Knot

Brides and grooms born in August can bring on the color with their birth flowers gladiolus and poppy. Vibrantly hued gladioli are symbols of strength of character, faithfulness, and moral integrity. While poppies can be a sign of sleep and death, the bright bloom is also a symbol of peace.

Poppies are often found in wedding bouquets or as part of smaller, colorful arrangements. With their strong stems, they also can individually be placed in bud vases for an eclectic touch. Gladioli are a taller bloom that are preferably used to add height and drama to a large arrangement. Place them among your tablescape or in a big centerpiece at the bar to make a bright impact.

9. September: Aster and Morning Glory

Aster and Morning Glory September birth flower
Illustrations by Tiana Crispino for The Knot

September babies have both asters and morning glories as their birth flowers. These blooms are both meaningful symbols of love, while asters also provide sentiments of valor and wisdom to a centerpiece.

Asters come in shades of purple and pink that work wonderfully with a colorful wedding palette. If you are hosting a wedding with a neutral color scheme, white asters can blend in quite nicely with other flowers like daisies and roses. You can also blend pink and purple morning glories in for a more vibrant arrangement that channels your birth month.

10. October: Cosmo and Marigold

Cosmo and Marigold October birth flower
Illustrations by Tiana Crispino for The Knot

If you were born in October, cosmos and marigolds are your beautiful birth flowers. Blooming in shades of pink and white, cosmos are symbols of order, harmony, and joy. Meanwhile, marigolds are a significant wedding flower that channel positivity, luck, and excitement. They are traditionally used in Indian wedding celebrations.

Cosmos are most often used in wedding bouquets to add color and balance to an arrangement. As for marigolds, they are used in many unique ways throughout Indian wedding celebrations. They can be found as garlands, in mandaps, alongside the aisles, and woven into the reception decor.

11. November: Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum November birth flower
Illustrations by Tiana Crispino for The Knot

Chrysanthemums, also known as mums, is one of the most popular fall florals that also serves as the birth flower for November. These multi-petaled blooms are known as symbols of joy, fidelity, and longevity, making them a perfect flower to incorporate into a wedding day.

Mums can be used in numerous ways at a wedding. Arrange them alone or along with other florals in a bouquet, use vibrant shades to punch up a centerpiece, or use them in organic arrangements throughout your reception space.

12. December: Narcissus

Narcissus December birth flower
Illustrations by Tiana Crispino for The Knot

December brides and grooms welcome in winter with their beautiful white birth flower narcissus. This white species of a daffodil is a beautiful bloom that symbolizes faithfulness, respect, and renewal.

One of our favorite ways to use narcissus on a wedding day is within the bridal bouquet. It's a perfect option for a bride looking to use a white floral that feels different than a traditional rose or lily of the valley.

Wedding birth flower chart
Illustrations by Tiana Crispino for The Knot
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