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Pros & Cons Of 7 Top-Most Wedding Flowers

Have you seen any wedding occasion without flowers? Of course not, because wedding without flowers is not possible. I mean, it looks totally apathetic. And at peak season flowers rate are too much high. Thus, bride and groom both start focusing on wedding flowers since the day the wedding date is fixed. However, flower selection can take too much time, effort and money. Thus, to make a budget and sticking to it, is necessary.

There are so many articles on favourite flowers but very few consider topic like pros and cos of wedding flowers. This article is a small way to let you know about flowers usefulness as well as their drawbacks from which you can figure out which one is the best for you and order from Vouchershops – an easy way to get fresh flowers with multiple discounts and offers. Saturate yourself by knowing your favourite flowers pros and cons.  

  1. Calla Lilies:  Generally, these flowers are known for their elegance and different colors like yellow, white and orange. Calla lilies are the best for weddings because their trumpet like appearance looks as if they are heralding the whole union. They can be used alone to create enchanting bridal party bouquets or centerpieces but they also work well while arranging with other flowers.

Pros : you won’t require any other flower to make a calla lily bouquet stand out as this can be the perfect stand alone flower.

Cons : these flowers are completely unforgiving if handled wrongly.

  1. Daisies: Daisies are always an excellent choice because they add simplicity to the bouquet and are available in multiple colors. They simply represent innocence and purity. They can be used for centerpieces as well as bouquets.

Pros : daisies are affordable and versatile. Plus, they can be used for both formal and informal events.

Cons : they work well with wires from inside the stem but don’t hold up well when wire wrapped.

  1. Hyacinths: These flowers are small in size and fragrant flowers. They are available in several colors such as purple, blue, white, yellow and pink. Their scent can be used to calm the nerves. Their small flowers can also be used to create flower tiaras and short stems can be used to make them perfect for low arrangements. They can be used as a cake flower or centerpiece too. Moreover, they can make a great hand tied bouquets.

Pros : they work well with all spring blooms such as hydrangeas.

Cons : they are spring flowers so to find them off-season may be budget breaking and difficult.

  1. Lily of the valley: These flowers live in the heart of flower lovers due to their natural perfume and delicate appearance. However, they are rarely used as a stand alone flower.

Pros : the addition of these small flowers to a bouquet creates a huge impact with their woody appeal and fresh fragrance.

Cons : flimsy stems can make them awkward to work with.

  1. Orchid: This is a tropical flower which brings an exotic yet elegant look to your bouquets. They are available in numerous range of colours and with so many varieties to select from. Orchids can be mixed with soft flowers like lilies and roses which can add interest to a bouquet or flower arrangements.

Pros : orchids add sophistication and elegance to any flower arrangement.

Cons : these flower category is temperamental, so they follow the temperature and handle instructions when making your own orchid arrangements is awe-inspiring.

At last, wedding is a big day in any bride or groom’s life and no one wants to ruin their special day by choosing unattractive flower combination. The best option is, to consult the best local florist and ask him to help you. Happy Wedding !

Unscented flowers

When Should You Choose Unscented Flowers?

Along with the delicate nature and visual beauty, the floral scent of flowers is one reason why we are in this “sweet” business. However, we absolutely appreciate arrangements of non-fragrant flowers every once in awhile. There are several reasons why you also might be looking for flowers without a strong smell.

  • The recipient might suffer from allergies and have a reaction with strong scented flowers. Some people are highly sensitive and can get headaches from the fragrance that some flowers produce.
  • In some circumstances, it is not permitted to send scented flowers to certain places, such as a nursing home or hospital. This is to ensure that other patients, residents or staff are not bothered by the scent, should they be sensitive to certain flowers.
  • For occasions that require you to wear or hold flowers for long periods of time (ie. prom, graduation, weddings), choosing an unscented flower will make the day more tolerable. Even the prettiest fragrances can get overwhelming after long periods of time.

Always be sure to check with the recipient and the building’s restrictions before sending highly scented flowers.
Or, to be on the safe side, choose an arrangement of unscented flowers if you’re not sure.

Luckily, flowers do not lose even the smallest amount of beauty if they do not produce a fragrance!

We have plenty of beautiful flowers to choose from at Brant Florist… the following are flowers without fragrance.

Asiatic Lilies

Asiatic lilies are a wonderful way to send your recipient a bouquet of colour, while being mindful about the scent.

This particular type of lily does not give off a strong fragrance, and they still bloom in all different types of colours. You can get this popular flower all year round, and it is a safe arrangement to send to any establishment.

Asiatic lilies | Unscented flowers |Brant Florist

“Sunny Days Ahead” Asiatic Lilies Bouquet

Asiatic Lilies | Unscented flowers | Brant Florist

Asiatic Lilies – your colour choice, gift wrapped









This is a simple yet classic flower that has a very modest fragrance. This red amaryllis is simply beautiful, and does not come with an overwhelming scent.

Amaryllis flower | Unscented flower | Brant Floirst

Merry Amaryllis in red


Another flower that comes in an array of colours, the ranunculus is also a non-scented option. These smaller blossoms are often used in bridal bouquets as well as corsages and boutonnieres.

The humble fragrance of the ranunculus flower makes them tolerable to wear or carry around for long periods of time, such as with the corsage and bridal bouquets.

Ranunculus flower | Unscented flower | Brant Florist

Ranunculus flower

Ranunculus Bouquet | Unscented flowers | Brant Florist

Ranunculus Bridal Bouquet







Calla Lilies

Calla Lilies are beautiful and elegant flowers. You can feel great about sending these flowers to any establishment or recipient. They are classic and sophisticated. Let their blooms do the talking, instead of their scent!

Calla Lillies | Unscented flowers | Brant Florist

Beautiful White Calla Lillies

Other unscented flowers include gerbra daisies, tulips, iris, gladioli and some exotic flowers like birds of paradise.

We also make custom arrangements!

If you don’t see what you’re looking for on the website, give us a call at 905-634-2658 or send us an email for assistance. We can design a custom arrangement with or without scented flowers depending on your preference!

Ask us directly if you’re unsure about whether to send a scented flower or an unscented flower. Our team of experts will be happy to assist you in choosing the perfect flower for whatever occasion!

We look forward to designing the perfect flower arrangement for you or your recipient.

Summer Flowers | Brant Florist

Brant Florist shares their secrets on how they get fresh flowers into your flower arrangements

By looking at an arrangement of fresh flowers, you might not think about all that those flowers went through and all of the people that were involved to get them to your door. Each and every flower has a story, as do the people who care for them. This is why we are giving Brant Florist customers and readers a special sneak peek behind the scenes to get fresh flowers from all over the world into your unique flower arrangement.

Early-morning flower deliveries 

Brant Florist receives their first shipment of the day each weekday bright and early about 6:45am. The team is always at the shop to receive the trucks to ensure that the flowers are cared for immediately.

The Willow Creek Floral truck delivers the fresh flowers first thing in the morning every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Brant Florist shop

The Willow Creek Floral truck delivers the fresh flowers first thing in the morning every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Brant Florist shop

We work only with the best flower suppliers


Tim Bolt helping to unload the Willow Creek truck

Over the years, Brant Florist has worked with various partners locally and internationally. We have now created long-standing relationships with the best growers, greenhouses, importers and wholesalers in the world.

This includes Willow Creek Floral, owned by Robert VanNoort,  servicing flower shops from Niagara and throughout the GTA. Robert grows both fresh flowers and plants in his Niagara area greenhouses.  Crops include different varieties of lilies, alstromeria and other seasonal flowers.

Caring for the flowers

Once Robert VanNoort delivers the order, Tim Bolt, co-owner of Brant Florist, unpacks, cuts and places the orders in water. The Bolt family are on hand to ensure that this is done quickly after the flowers have arrived to
maintain their freshness and lengthen the life in your bouquet.


Removing the leaves from the stems helps to improve the vase life of flowers because leaves will foul the water. It also reduces the natural ethylene gas given off which causes flowers to age quicker.


There are some flowers, such as lilies, that can take up to one week just to open up. We don’t want these types of flowers to show up for someone’s wedding or event unopened. To avoid this we like to be prepared.









Tim explains that the flowers will open for about two to three days in the shop store front on display, and then will be moved to the refrigerators to help slow down the opening process. This is what florists refer to as stasis mode.

“Since we are managing perishable products, careful planning and attention needs to be paid to ensure the best quality of freshness for the deliveries of bouquets for our customers”, says Tim.

Designing beautiful bouquets

Once the shipment of flowers has been trimmed and placed in either the fridge to slow down the aging process, or out front to quicken it up, the designers come into the shop to check out the delivery of fresh flowers they get to work with.

Florist Deisgners

Brant florist floral designers creating beautiful flower arrangements!

The designers set out to create the arrangements for the orders that come in for the day, again, being very careful to use flowers within their “sweet spot” so that the recipient can enjoy their flower arrangement for as long as possible.


One of our one of a kind crafted flower bouquets ready for delivery!

Once the designers have arranged the flowers into a beautiful bouquet, they are ready to be delivered. The number of deliveries per day vary depending on the time of year. On average, Brant Florist does about 30 to 50 flower deliveries per day.

Only quality service

The Brant Florist Team works extra hard to time the deliveries perfectly so they arrive right when you need them. “We take pride in our customer service efforts,” explains Ken Bolt, who has managed the family business for over 50 years and has now proudly passed on to his two sons.

Give us a call at 905-639-7001 or send an email to to place an order for your very own fresh flowers!

One of the best reasons to send flowers is no reason at all

It’s a wonderful feeling to give or receive flowers from Brant Florist in Burlington, but possibly never more so than when there’s no special occasion to celebrate.

Are you in the habit of sending flowers only on a birthday or Mother’s Day? Flowers are always appreciated, especially when they’re completely unexpected.

Loving Thoughts Vase by FTD - BF2027

Loving Thoughts Vase by FTD – BF2027

Send flowers not because of a specific date on the calendar, like Mothers Day, but simply because you can! Not only will it make your loved one’s day, but you’ll feel great doing so. There are 365 days in a year, and the recipient of your gift will love flowers on any one of those 365 days.

A home or office space is immediately brightened with a bouquet of colourful flowers, and it’s a constant reminder that someone cared enough to send them — just because.

If you want to send Mother’s day flowers that are especially long-lasting, an elegant orchid plant is a perfect choice.

Butterfly Sunrise in Mug - BF4027

Butterfly Sunrise in Mug – BF4027

If you’re in search of fragrant flowers, stargazer lilies smell beautiful and look stunning.

The experts at Brant Florist can create a gorgeous gift with premium seasonal flowers. Ask for the Confetti Floral Gift to take advantage of the season’s most beautiful blooms. You can even add chocolates or a stuffed animal to your floral gift.

Family owned and operated, Brant Florist is a designated FTD Master Florist and has been serving customers for more than 50 years with the freshest and most beautiful flowers. They offer same-day delivery locally and throughout North America, and next-day international delivery.

To place an order, call 905-639-7001 or 877-545-5535. You can also order online at