Post # 1
I’m thinking about using wildflowers for my wedding….anyone else considering such an idea? It will be beautiful and cheap…hopefully my mom and I will have green thumbs when we plant these seeds! And the flowers will bloom in the Fall which is ideal for our late Sept. wedding. We’re going to try it out this year and see how they turn out.
I found a neat website that has different regional mixes of seeds that are designed to thrive wherever you live: http://www.wildseedfarms.com/regionalmixes.html
Post # 3
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
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
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
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
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
a coworker of mine has TONS of dahila’s in her back yard, shes giving me a bunch of rehearsal!
Post # 9
I really love this idea. Very romantic.
Post # 10
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
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 🙂