Bummer… no lilacs for my wedding

posted 3 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
3618 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@LadyMoriarty:  Aw, no fun Frown

Trust me when I say that the day goes by so fast that you will forget that you even HAD flowers in attendance! Thank goddness for photographers because the wedding goes by in a blur! It will be perfect, enjoy the rest of planning (HUGS)


Post # 4
9652 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@LadyMoriarty:  Sorry….I feel your pain! I got maried in St Thomas in October and there was no way to get peonies which was the one flower I wanted!

Have you thought about real touch flowers…..I know its not the same as real but its the closet you can get to it! Maybe you could incorporate a few real touch lilacs tht way!

Post # 5
42135 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@LadyMoriarty:  This is a quote from an article about the Lilac Festival (held in Rochester NY):

The annual Lilac Festival, which is held in Highland Park (Rochester, NY), runs for the 10 days that include the second and third weekend in May. The middle of May can bring questionable weather, but the lilacs are usually at their peak during this two week period.

Next year’s festival is scheduled May 9-14, 2014.


I would ask around a bit more, or contact some lilac growers directly.

Post # 6
30 posts
  • Wedding: June 2014

My grandmother LOVES lilacs, and her birthday is at the end of April. We always manage to find her a sprig of lilac every single year. It may not be the cheapest or the prettiest lilac but it still has that smell.  I think it’ will be very possible to find some. 

We we live in NYC by the way. 

Post # 7
2189 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Oh how I love lilacs as well. Such a beautiful flower and they smell amazing!

Post # 8
1869 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I agree … I feel like mid-May to early June is usally lilac time — they are also a favorite of mine (and I am not above sneaking around my neighbors houses with some sisscors!)

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