Post # 1
Soooooooooo from the very begging I just assumed I’d grow my own flowers for our wedding (Next Sept.) I have an awesome garden I usually dedicate to veggies every year, but this year I plan on NOTHING besides flowers! Money is not really an issue for our wedding BUT I really want to grow my own flowers.
Iv done my research and came up with the perfect variety for a fall wedding that will grow in my zone, zinnia’s ~ marigolds, sunflowers , Oh & I’m actually going to cheat and by the dahlia for 4 bucks a dozen at a local farm by my house. I plan on ordering all the seeds online so I can get all the crazy flowers home depot doesn’t sell!
This is my plan, BUT EVERYONE else says I’m “gutsy” &”crazy” …..”Are you sure???”
SO bee’s am I insane? Who grew there own flowers? How’d it work? Bloom on time? Did you have a back up plan JUST in case?
Needs some words of wisdom or maybe encouragement (I mean someone grows all those flowers you pay way too much for right?!?!?!)
*sorry had to include a pic of my garden…… 🙂 [attachment=1532904,193185]
Post # 3
Oh yes. I had that idea at one point. I gave up on it though. Good luck!
Post # 4
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 # 6
First of all, your garden is amazing!!! 🙂
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
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
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
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
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
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
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. 🙂 Wish I had a green thumb, myself!
Post # 13
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
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? 🙂 But I think it should work out well.
Post # 15
I think you should go for it. And like PP said use Sam’s as the backup!
Post # 16
@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!