DIY Secrets of Growing Your Own Wedding Flowers


Kacey Bradley

If you're planning a wedding, you know how costly the perfect big day having can be. To save money, consider cutting out the florist, which can cost anywhere between $500 and $1080. When you grow your own wedding flowers, you can easily reduce costs and have fabulous flowers to use for the bouquet, boutonnieres, centerpieces and more.


To plan right and save money, look at the insider secrets below.

1. Pick the Right Flowers

Before you buy seeds or start picking a spot for your garden, you need to know which types of flowers to grow. Not only do you need flowers that fit your theme, but they also need to have long and sturdy stems, perfect for sitting in a vase or arranging into a bouquet.

Keep in mind you'll have to use annually blooming flowers in your decor. While perennials can be beautiful, they focus on growing strong roots the first year, not developing sturdier stems until two or three years in bloom. If you absolutely must have perennials, like day-lilies or phlox, use them for boutonnieres, which see less wear.

2. Consider the Timing

Different flowers bloom in different seasons, with fewer options to choose from in winter. If you already have seeds, look at the packet instructions for the time of year to plant. As a handy guide, take a look at the popular wedding flowers that bloom in each season:

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