Growing your own wedding flowers?

posted 3 years ago in DIY
Post # 2
210 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

marinesfiance:  There’s a few brides here already that have had family grow their bouquet flowers and I must say they all look beautiful. The only problem I can see is that you may have to plan heaps to get the desired amount, and weather issues etc. But its definately worth a try, I mean what could go wrong? You end up with a pretty garden:)

Post # 3
42101 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

  marinesfiance:  You can give it a try. You will see later this summer if you do buy the house, if you do have a useable garden, and if you have the time. In the meantime you can talk with your local garden center to find out what flowers might be blooming at whatever time of the year your wedding is scheduled. Make sure you plant twice as many flowers as you think you will need and several varieties. Another option is to go to the local farmer’s markets this summer to both see what flowers are available and who grows what. You may be able to make a good deal with a grower to provide your flowers at a very reasonable cost.

Post # 4
1248 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

We tried to grow lavender in pots for aisle decoration and they all either died or looked crap (not sure why exactly, lavender grows well generally here) so we had to go back recently and spend more money to buy petunias to go in the pots. So I guess just be wary of how things will turn out. We are doing potted centrepieces to save money on flowers – I bought urns for each tableand then a week or so before the wedding we’ll pot up cyclamens in them. Much cheaper than getting an arrangement for each table.  

Post # 5
5697 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Since you already know you should have a back up plan, I say why not try? I never succeed at growing plants that look healthy, I don’t know what I”m doing wrong. I had some perfectly beautiful dahlia’s last spring and as soon as I actually potted them they stopped growing. So I would not be a candidate for such a project lol

Post # 6
1583 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

marinesfiance:  One of my friends grew her own centerpiece flowers.  Go for it!

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