Post # 1
It is so beautiful in Florida (and I’m sure elsewhere) right now. All of the flowers are blooming in shades of pink, blue, purple, white, and every other color under the rainbow. My wedding will be this time next year, which got me thinking….
How fun (and possibly illegal) would it be to go flower grabbing around my community? I live in the Martin Downs area, so roads, sidewalks, etc are lined with blooming trees and bushes. I could get all the flowers I would need for bouquets and bouts for no cost. lol.
Now, I won’t be doing this as I prize my freedom. But it does make me curious, have you all ever heard of any flower bandits? Would you do this…especially in this economy? Do you think I’m crazy for even admitting that I had this ‘fantasy’ of free flowers?
Post # 3
I am hoping you mean flowers on the side of the road…because up here in New England we have issues with people taking flowers from people’s yards and it is considered stealing, not to mention very, very rude.
Post # 4
It crossed my mind to use wild growing flowers for my wedding (however- not wildflowers since some of them are illegal to pick). Stuff like daisies or Queen Ann’s Lace or tigerlillies which grow all over the the place.
I knew a bride whose mother picked flowers from their property to make the bride’s bouquet and it was lovely.
But I agree- that picking from someone’s garden or landscaping w/o permission is a no-no! I wouldn’t want to start my married life with bad karma!
Post # 5
@corn – That really stinks that people would actually go on other people’s property to take their flowers. That is very rude. The way our communities are set up down here doesn’t really lend itself to stealing people’s flowers. You would have to jump a ditch, get bitten by ants, and possibly stung by a wasp to steal someone’s flowers. Not to mention we have a lot of retirees that are just waiting around for some funny business to happen to add some excitement to their day. The areas I’m talking about are ‘public’ property.
Let me reiterate-I would NEVER actually take any of the beautiful FL flowers from the public land/areas or even a vacant field. It was more or less a thought I had as I was driving today and admiring all the beautiful (and potentially pricey) native Florida flowers. I mainly meant it as a joke/funny thought (imagine someone jumping out of their car…ninja style…pruning median flowers…in their wedding dress/bridesmaids dress…then jumping back into car….tires squeal as they speed off to their next median) and didn’t mean to hit a nerve with any one. I’m a playful/silly/imaginative person. Sorry if that wasn’t clear enough in my original posting.
Post # 6
Ha, i guess it’s not a bad idea if it’s not illegal =].
Post # 7
I totally understood your original fantasy and I had honestly never thought about it. Mainly because there ane not many pretty flowers in my area. But it is a very funny thought! Especially with the crazy prices for flowers!!
Post # 8
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
We used to have people steal the roses out of our yard when I was growing up… I wonder if they were actually trying to make wedding bouquets???
If it were totally legal, I’d think it was a great idea! I’m actually thinking about looking up local flowers that bloom in late winter to grow myself for my wedding now!
Post # 9
in spain at Christmas they have towers of pointsettas everywhere. I was leaving a bar one night on vacation and i saw a car pull up pop the trunk- like 4 guys got out and packed the trunk with the poitntsettas and they drove off. It was so wierd. So I guess it happens.
Post # 10
Hahahaha I love the mental image I got from this post. Amazing. I think it’s a hilarious idea but not worth getting arrested for. Imagine trying to explain that to your FI…
I can kind of see this happening on a Bridezillas episode.
Post # 11
I have heard on more than one occassion of brides "borrowing" flower from freshly buried gravesites. TACKY and bad karma. I also work in a bridal shop during the day and I would say 20-30% of the brides we meet ultimately steal something from the shop or intentionally change prices on items. BAD KARMA and I personally hope for a hex on their wedding day…a giant stye on the eye or pimple on the nose…that kinda thing. It isn’t just brides, it is bridal party, bride and sisters, in one case bride, MOB and GMOB!!!!
Post # 12
if its not illegal! ha ha!
Post # 13
It always really bothered my parents when people would sneak a bloom off our flowers in the yard because they were "sooo pretty". Especially from our lilies! So I would never do it because people invest a lot of time and money to have beautiful gardens (and so do their kids). I would never take from the public gardens, especially wildflowers because in some areas (like here) its illegal and many volunteers spend endless hours caring for and raising funds to preserve the areas in which they grow.