What to do when your bridesmaid is allergic to flowers

Fresh flowers are a vital part of planning any wedding. Of course, if one or more of your bridesmaids have a flower allergy, it can be trickier than usual. Fortunately, there are certain flowers and alternatives that can save you plenty of time and trouble.

Roses are an excellent choice for those who want to steer clear of pollen. They are also a symbol for love and available in various colours and different shades of each colour too. They look fabulous all on their own or paired with other types of flowers. If you are unsure about how they will react to these flowers, try sending them a trial bouquet before you place your wedding flowers order.

Lilies are known for their significant amount of pollen but there is a way of getting around this. Depending on the type of lily, you can ask the florist to remove the pollen and this will solve those allergy problems. Removing the pollen also helps prevent your clothing from getting ruined from the sticky pollen.

Hydrangeas are lush in appearance and available in several lovely colours. The large flower heads consist of clusters of small blossoms and they are perfectly arranged to look like a puffy floral sphere. Hydrangeas have a heavier kind of pollen that is transported by insects rather than air. This means that they are less likely to irritate your allergies. Like roses, if you want to test them out, have your florist make a bouquet for your bridesmaid with the allergy before you order your wedding flowers.

Begonias are also lovely allergy-friendly flowers and they are available in various colours like red, yellow, and orange. Flowers that you should avoid include daisies chrysanthemums, dahlias, and similar blooms of this flower family. Of course, if all else fails, you could order silk flowers instead!