(Closed) Growing my own flowers? AM I crazy?

posted 8 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
7300 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

Oh yes. I had that idea at one point. I gave up on it though. Good luck!

Post # 4
995 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I considered it but then I thought of all of the factors that could ruin my plan…early frost, flowers blooming early or late, bugs, disease, proper flower color and size, kids, pets, a bad storm etc. Good luck if you do it because it would be great to use flowers that you grew yourself. A back-up plan is probably needed though.

Post # 5
995 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

P.S. Great garden!

Post # 6
638 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

First of all, your garden is amazing!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m planning on doing this. I’m actually going to grow black eyed susans, which are pretty reliable bloomers, and then collect wild queen anne’s lace. That’s the plan anyway, which I’m pretty confident about. I may have a florist do the bouquets only, though.

Post # 7
7173 posts
Busy Beekeeper

I love it!  And you definitely have a green thumb!  Go for it – if you can pull it off, how special will that be?  I’d still do research and have a florist ready as a backup… but I think it would be so sweet!

Post # 8
10287 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

We (meaning my mom and I) thought about doing that as well since my parents have a massive garden but we soon realized that it would be too much of a burden. The arrangements would have to be made either the night before or the morning of since we don’t have adequate refrigeration to keep them alive much longer than that. I decided I didn’t want to have to deal with all the stress it would put both myself and my mother under. I want to enjoy the night before/morning of, I dont want to have to work. Besides, my FIL’s are paying for the flowers so its not something that I am budgeting for anyways. 

If you think you can pull it off, more power to you!!

Post # 9
46647 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Go ahead and give it a try! Plant more than you think you wil need and plant several varieties. That way if one doesn’t do well, you have a backup.

If the worst happens, you can always buy your flowers at a local farner’s maket. Get to know some of the flower vendors early in the summer and let them know you will be getting married in September. Check to see what they will have available then.

If your garden doesn’t do well, you can always buy out their stock ahead of the wedding date.


Post # 10
4824 posts
Honey bee

As long as you have a back up plan go for it.  You sound knowledgeable enough to time it just right (or as best as you can).

Post # 11
1260 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We did it (or rather, my Mother-In-Law did it, as she has a house with a garden and a green thumb)! However, since you can’t account for nature going haywire on you, I would suggest you budget a little extra just to round out your bouquets in case you don’t get as many flowers as you hoped.

I loved having flowers from the garden. Also, check out a tutorial online about how to wrap the flowers to ensure they don’t wilt. Also, double check to make sure your varieties are hardy enough to not wilt in your bouquet. You can ask your local florists or garden center for advice.

Post # 12
4582 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Growing up with a mother who is absolutely nuts about gardening, I don’t think you’re crazy. I think it’s an awesome idea and I must say, your garden is absolutely adorable! So jealous.

My parents are growing pumpkins for my wedding, which I’m super excited about. ๐Ÿ™‚ Wish I had a green thumb, myself!

Post # 13
439 posts
Helper bee

My Mother-In-Law is growing flowers for us.  I’m not sure there will be enough, so my back up plan is the farmer’s market and Sam’s Club.

Post # 14
7770 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I think it is a great idea and I LOVE your garden!  It looks fantastic.  I love the idea.  I would have done it if I had a place to!  I think the flowers you chose are tough enough to survive.  Just have a back up plan.  Worst case scenario = you have beautiful flowers in your garden, right?  ๐Ÿ™‚  But I think it should work out well.

Post # 15
6015 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

I think you should go for it.  And like PP said use Sam’s as the backup! 

Post # 16
2891 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Miss. RubyLove:  My friend’s Aunt grew all the flowers for her majorily dreamy wedding.  Her flowers absolutely rocked!  She had the hugest bouquets on her tables.  Her bouquets were like something out of a magazine and she got married in her aunt’s flower garden (marble and wrought iron gazebo).  Called the aunt for you, she said the key is to not plant all the seeds at the same time.  Plant seeds every two days over three weeks.  This way timing will bound to be right and frosts not as alarming.  She also said to plant 4 times what you think you will need.  Water faithfully and be prepared to spray for bugs.  Hope that helps!

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