Best Flowers for Allergy Sufferers & Which Flowers to Avoid
Author: Callie Hutson
Best & Worst flowers for Brides With Allergies
If you are an allergy sufferer, you might be wondering if it's even possible to have a DIY wedding with all the flowers around. We are here to tell you that it is possible! With a little bit of care and attention, you can have beautiful DIY wedding flowers that won't cause any sneezing or hives while you walk down the aisle.
Which flowers are the best for allergies?
One of the most common questions we hear is: Which flowers are best for couples who suffer from allergies? Luckily, hypoallergenic flowers are easy to find and will provide all you need for creating gorgeous DIY wedding flowers. Below we have compiled our top wedding flower picks for those who suffer from allergies.
This beautiful flower is a great choice for DIY wedding flowers. They are available in many colors and have a large, full bloom. They are also one of the most hypoallergenic flowers, making them one of the best flowers for couples with allergies.
Hydrangea is also great because they bring in a lot of fun texture AND they come in floristry's hardest color, blue. Score!
The best thing about using carnations for your allergy-free DIY wedding is the unlimited range of colors. From blush to cream to terracotta, carnations will bring the punch you need for your color palette!
Carnations are incredibly hardy and cheap, making them a great choice for DIY wedding flowers. They can stand up to transportation and manipulation so these are a must for any wedding arrangement.
Luckily for DIY brides, roses are another great hypoallergenic flower. They come in many colors and varieties, so you're sure to find the perfect rose for your wedding.
Roses are one of the most popular choices for DIY wedding flowers, and for good reason. They are classic and elegant and come in a wide range of colors. While they are not technically hypoallergenic, they are low allergen and won't cause too much trouble for those with mild allergies.
These beautiful flowers are perfect for DIY wedding centerpieces and bouquets. Peonies come in many colors, including white, pink, and red. They have a large bloom and a delicate scent, making them a perfect choice for allergy sufferers.
Orchids are a beautiful and unique choice for DIY wedding flowers. They come in many colors and varieties, so you can find the perfect one for your wedding. Orchids are also hypoallergenic, making them a safe choice for those with allergies. Dendrobium Orchids are smaller and more delicate. For a statement piece, we recommend using Cymbidium Orchids.
Silk and Dried Flowers
If your flower allergy is very severe, it may be best to stay away from fresh flowers altogether. Consider using artificial flowers instead of real ones. There are some amazingly realistic faux flowers on the market these days, and they won't trigger your allergies. Dried flowers also make fun additions to your silk flower arrangements!
What flowers should be avoided if you have allergies?
Lilies are a popular choice for wedding flowers, but they can be dangerous for those with allergies to lilies. There are many different types and varieties of lilies from mini calla lilies to large oriental lillies. Pollen from lilies can cause severe reactions in some people. If you are allergic to lilies, it's best to avoid these luxe blooms in your bouquets.
Baby's breath is a small white flower that is often used as filler in DIY wedding bouquets. Unfortunately, this seemingly innocent flower can cause serious allergic reactions in some people. If you have allergies, it's best to steer clear of the baby's breath.
Chamomile is a small, daisy-like flower that is often used in DIY wedding bouquets. Chamomile flowers are related to ragweed, which is a common allergen. While chamomile is a fun accent flower for bouquets and centerpieces, it shouldn't be a top choice for those with allergies.
These cheerful flowers are a popular choice for DIY wedding bouquets and centerpieces, but should not be used if you want to avoid allergy issues. The large centers of sunflowers are full of pollen.
No matter what your floral needs are for your wedding, there are plenty of options to create gorgeous floral arrangements that are allergy free and won't break the bank.
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About the Author
Callie Hutson is the floral wunderkind of Flower Moxie. She works in Order Managament and does Custom Designs, so if you need help with your floral emergency she is your gal. When she's not creating incredible floral masterpieces she can be found adventuring in the outdoors with her labradoodle Sierra or sipping on Lavender Lattes.