Peruvian Lilies: An Answer to Global Wedding Decor Crisis

Even though in many ways the wedding decor was still recovering in 2011, for many brides-to-be, the world economic crisis made them seriously consider the need to protect themselves and their families with a solid wedding flower budget. Let me rephrase that for you, brides need an alternative to orchids and other expensive flowers.

Peruvian lilies have been underrated for years. These flowers have a reputation for being inexpensive, playful and long-lasting, great for kitchen vases, but unthinkable for reception tables (not to mention bridal and bridesmaid’s bouquets).

Peruvian Lilies were introduced to the Europeans by the Baron Clas Alstromer, a naturalist from Sweden, back in the late XXVIII century. They symbolize friendship and devotion.

And if you ask me, it’s the perfect time Peruvian Lilies made a comeback. They are particularly long lasting flowers and are available in almost every color you can imagine; they range from almost white, baby pink and grayish yellow all the way to antique gold, scarlet red and rosy purple. Most Peruvian Lilies are multicolored with yellow throats and deep red or black speckles and streaks. Most importantly, they are definitely one of the best ways to save some money on your bridal bouquet and other wedding flowers.

Would you choose Peruvian Lilies for your big day?