(Closed) Consider wildflowers for DIY flowers…

posted 9 years ago in September 2010
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I love the idea, though I am glad you have time to try it first. Many wildflowers won’t last very long after they are cut. Good luck!

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

We did this for my sister’s wedding.  It was totally gorgeous…  Instead of a main centerpiece, we did a small fishbowl in front of each place setting with cut wildflowers in it.  The bowl had their names and the wedding date engraved on them, and served as favors.

I will say that the whole project was more than a ton of work, and the fights we had around those flowers were pretty legendary.  We laugh about the whole situation now, but at the time we were a bit overwhelmed!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Oh I wanted to do this SO bad! Last Aug I was driving through West Virginia and saw so many wildflowers along the highway. I though it would be so amazing. The colors just took my breath away so I say definitely do it. We’re not going this route anymore, but I think it’s a spectacular idea. Good thing, though, that you’re testing it out beforehand. That’s why I love having a long engagment! You MUST come back and show us how it turned out.

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

This sounds like such a fantastic idea.  I’m half-tempted to do it myself. 

@EAQ219 I’m actually from West Virginia and I know exactly what you mean about the wildflowers along the highways.  It’s always so pretty 🙂  It helps make an already scenic drive in the state even more beautiful.

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Anyone have experience with this?  We are making over a friend’s garden for our ceremony and this could be really cool!  The site said to plant in fall for best results…I don’t know much about gardening–is it too late?

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2018

a coworker of mine has TONS of dahila’s in her back yard, shes giving me a bunch of rehearsal!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I really love this idea.  Very romantic.

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My dad planted some last year for fun and I loved them so much he is going to do it again for the wedding.  I second Bree though, some of my favorite blooms lost their petals very easily when cut.  They will def. make some awesome centerpieces, Good luck!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

UPDATE – Are you going to do this for your wedding this year? How did the trial work last yr? I would LOVE to know, I am doing it for mine next year and it’s nice to know someone else is trying it as well 🙂

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