Post # 1
OK another post….
Our plans are getting so mixed up and right now we’re trying to figure out so many small details, like wedding favors.
My newest idea, I’ve seen these adoreable pails online for super cheap. We will be using large pails in the middle of the tables for wine and alcohol so I thought these would go along with the reception and well they are just so cute!
Our wedding is outdoors. So I’m thinking about using this pail
And it’s small. But I was thinking about puttin a small flower plant in it for the favor. I don’t know which flower so if you have any ideas that would be wonderful!!! They are small and the flowers would of course need re planting eventually but then they can use the pail for anything, like a candle or something, I don’t know.
Any ideas on a good flower to put in it? Or plant?
Post # 3
I would either leave it on the table or take it and toss it away in my hotel room. I love to garden, but I wouldn’t want 1 random bulb/small seedling, and I certainly wouldn’t want to travel back home with a pail of dirt. Sorry.
Post # 4
You’re getting married in March, where most plants are still dormant or just “waking up”. I have about 200 plants at home under plant lights for the winter. Most are sleeping and will be until around late March and April.
What I would suggest is a bulb-based flower. You can easily force bulbs in a mini-plant room yourself. Tulips are beautiful and come in many colors. Many, many plants come in bulb form. Great thing about it is that they come back year after year with proper care. 🙂
It really depends on your wedding party. Are they green people? Do they actually like plants?
You could also do grass. Grass seed is easy to come by and a cute favor for garden or garden based weddings. I’m guessing that’s the theme?
Post # 5
Oh oh!!! You can do succulents. They won’t need a ton of water, some of them will still be bright colors due to where they came from (most come from Florida, etc. or are grown here under the winter sun and have that forced color), and they’re not fussy at all. I’ve gone and forgot to water them for ages and they actually grew.
Post # 6
@sealevels: +1. Garden Lover here. White flowers are always beautiful and ver appropriate. Also you can give SEED packets as favors. super cheap and the garden lovers can plant them at home:
As you plant these seeds and they start to grow
let it remind you of the love you witnessed shared here today
Think of us while this seed turns to bloom
Our love will grow.
Post # 7
In order to avoid the problem of sending people home with dirt that could spill, you can get trays of wheat grass, cut them into smaller pieces and just insert them into the little pail. If you add flowers they need to be in floral tubes of water.
Post # 8
I love all of these ideas!! Thank you!!!
@sealevels: I love tulips that is a wonderful idea! I was thinking about just buying them at a plant store of some sort, I’m not much of a grower myself unfortunately. I love to but they just don’t want to grow for me. My mom is the plant expert in the family so I’m giving her this task and see which method she would prefer.
@Sapphire-Dreamer: I love the idea of seed packets. Perhaps to go along with the flowers in the pot, and thank you for the poem, I will definately be using that if I can!
@sealevels: What are some succulent plants that could work? I’m not all too familiar with plants lol 🙂
Post # 9
@kris325: I’ve seen people grow amaryllis in a simple glass filled with those gel beads you get at craft stores and water. 🙂 Super easy. However, if you gave that task to your mom, she can easily do that in a pinch.
As for succulents, the echeveria family comes in almost every color and their only main requirement is proper sun to stay compact. If you pick them up right before the wedding, they’ll be golden for you. They can be found at any Lowe’s, Home Depot, what have you.
Also, semperviviums would be symbolic but less “attractive”. Sempervivum = live forever. The plant is actually a clumping colony that is cold hardy (great for march weddings!) and also very resourceful. After maturity, one part blooms and then dies. It quickly clumps out to full the spot. They literally take care of themselves!
I have several low-lying aloe plants that are beauitful and their “gel” is famous for being mixed with other things to soothe skin and burns. Can also be symbolic for a wedding.
I know more but I’m not trying to bore you. Any particular colors you’re going for?
Post # 10
@kris325: If you choose seed packets, you can personalize the packets with your names and date of the wedding, like you would if they were candy favors.