Post # 1
My fiance and I were just at a farming store, looking at seeds for both a vegetable garden and a flower garden. That’s when the question hit me; would I be able to grow my own weddinh flowers? You see, my fiance are going to be buying a house with a nice sized backyard this summer and, if it wasn’t clear above, we want a garden. Now, neither of us have our hearts set on any type of flowers, but either something white or blue or both would be best and whatever would be cheapest and easiest to grow would be our #1 choice. Obviously I wouldn’t put all my eggs in one basket, I’d read plenty of things abouy gardening and wedding flowers, and I would have a foolproof backup plan/florist in case my flowers don’t work.
What do you bees think? Good or bad idea?
And I’m unsure, but these flowers I grow may be for decorations only. FI’s aunt is willing to make my bouquets for free with silk flowers, but she can’t do the ones for the table.
Post # 2
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
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
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
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
marinesfiance: One of my friends grew her own centerpiece flowers. Go for it!