Bulk Buckets of Blooms FAQ

If you want to arrange your own wedding or event florals, we offer freshly harvested blooms and foliage in bulk buckets.

What kind of flowers are in a bucket and how many do I need?

Each bucket will have a combination of flowers and foliage, around 90 stems, enough to make 5-6 quart mason jar sized arrangements depending on how lush you make the arrangements. Our style uses a lot of texture and variety and DIY buckets will reflect that.

Buckets are $85 for farmer’s choice of color palette, $100 for a specific color palette. The exact combination of flowers will be based on what is in season that week. While we try our best to accomodate, we can rarely promise specific flowers in advance as availability is subject to the whims of Mother Nature. Contact us to find out what is blooming around the time of your wedding. Some premium flowers like peonies and dahlies are sold by the stem.

It’s important to note that for the DIY bulk bucket program, the client figures out the number of buckets and stems that they’ll need to do their arrangements, we don’t do that for you. 

Am I crazy to think about doing my own wedding flowers?

Not at all. Farmer Heather was a partial DIY bride herself – she had bridal bouquets and boutonnieres made by a professional florist but her friends and family made the reception centerpieces. Having the people she loved working together to make something beautiful for her wedding is one of her fondest memories of the day. That said, it does take planning and organization.

A few things you’ll want to consider:

  • Do you have someone who can pick up the flowers from our farm a day or two before the event?
  • Do you have a cool, dark place to store the flowers between pick up and the wedding?
  • Do you have a good workspace to make the arrangements? Enough table space, a sink and water, and a way to dispose of your stem and leaf clippings?
  • Do you have friends or family who can help you make the flower arrangements and several hours to set aside to do them a day or two before your wedding?
  • Do you have someone who can help install the flowers on your wedding day while you are getting dressed and ready? And someone to help break them down at the end of the event?

Often couples will choose to do a hybrid event where we’ll do the bridal bouquets, corsages, flower crowns and boutonnieres and the couple’s friends and family will make the centerpieces.

I like the idea of doing my own wedding flowers but am unsure about how to go about it.

We highly recommend Fresh from the Field Wedding Flowers: An Illustrated Guide to Using Local & Sustainable Flowers for Your Wedding by Lynn Byczynski and Erin Benzakein. This short ebook has great instructions and includes several how-to videos.

How do I reserve flowers?

Our weekends can book up especially during the prime wedding season. Contact us by email or phone (541)-490-5225 to check availability or set up a consultation.