Wedding Bouquet on a Budget

Wedding Bouquet on a Budget

Grow your own wedding flower bouquet on a budget and save thousands!

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Your wedding is one of the most memorable occasions in your life, but it can also be one of the most expensive. Floral arrangements can cost thousands for even a small wedding. Why compromise on your flowers? Grow your own wedding bouquet flowers on a budget for a fraction of the cost.

The following list of ten great flowers is perfect for weddings that will occur in Summer. Grow these flowers in your own garden or ask a friend or family member to sneak some into theirs. This list takes you beyond roses in the search for interesting and beautiful flowers for your wedding arrangements.


Dahlias are grown from tubers, similar to bulbs. These can be grown in pots or in the ground. They bloom all summer long and have impressive blooms. Go for the dinner plate variety for 10-12 inch blooms that will be stunning in a large bouquet. The Cafe Au Lait variety has muted pastels perfect for weddings. Read my complete guide to growing dahlias here.


The delicate ranunculus in its pastel hues and paper thin petals. This is an easy plant to grow from “crowns”. Tiny little brown, dried, octopus looking “bulbs”. You can grow these easily in the ground or in pots. They look great next to larger flowers like the dahlia.

Pastel ranunculus for a wedding bouquet.
Pastel ranunculus for a wedding bouquet.
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Tulips are another beautiful bouquet flower. Typically read in Spring you can force these bulbs to grow indoors to achieve the correct timing of the blooms. Alternatively, these are best for early summer weddings. Tulips come in any color of the rainbow and bulbs can easily be ordered online.

Tulip bouquets for weddings
Tulip bouquets
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The happy sunflower can be grown in the home garden or in a container for adding to a summer bridal bouquet. Grow the decorative 4 ft variety as opposed to the giant variety that reach 12 feet tall.

Sunflower bridal bouquet flowers
Sunflower bridal bouquet flowers
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The poppy is a gorgeous flower with its intricate petals and a structurally interesting center that brings texture to your arrangement. The seed heads also look great dried in arrangements. The poppy comes in many different colors and is easy to grow in a garden.


This super easy to grow flower just doesn’t give up or quit. These grow easily from seed and are blooming in under two months in summer. The more you cut them, the more they bloom. These come in a double or giant variety as well. Zinnias are very inexpensive to grow with very little effort. Read here about growing zinnias.


What wedding would be complete without hydrangeas in the bouquet! These gorgeous snowball cluster flowers range in color from pale pink, cream/white, to blue/ purple. The color is determined by the pH of the soil. Hydrangeas grow in a bushy plant and color can be changed by adding amendments to the soil. These bloom all summer.

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The stark white daisy is a simple flower that is easy to grow and works beautifully as a filler flower next to larger blooms. You can get them in colors other than white as well. The perfect flower for a wedding bouquet on a budget.

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What Pinterest-worthy wedding bouquet could be without peonies? Peonies are full, fluffy, and fragrant flowers that never fail to impress. If you want these flowers in your wedding, it will require planning as this flower is a perennial. It will bloom it’s second year, so plan accordingly. It is well worth the wait! Grow this impressive flower for a stunning wedding bouquet on a budget!

Pink Peonies


Alliums are big snowballs of tiny purple to blue flowers on a long, sturdy stem. They are a member of the onion family, but don’t let that deter you from this impressive bloom. These also work great dried for texture and interest. Alliums are grown from bulbs in the Spring.

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Grow your wedding bouquet on a budget

I hope you have been inspired to take that leap and grow your own wedding bouquet in your garden. You could grow it in containers or in a friend’s garden plot. These are easy flowers to grow, you can do it too! Congratulations on your upcoming wedding, save the money you’ll save on flowers for the honeymoon!

Please read my other gardening articles here.

Wedding flowers on a budget
Wedding flowers on a budget

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