Wedding Planning 101
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When you think of wildflowers, you probably think of those weedy tufts growing by the side of the road, but there are so many wildflowers that are stunningly beautiful—like milkweed or meadow rue—and very inexpensive.
One of the top budget-savers for weddings is ordering flowers that are locally grown, which makes New Jersey brides among the luckiest in the country. We have some absolutely fantastic local flowers growing all over the state. And wildflowers are fantastic options for a rustic wedding, or as floating blooms (think Water Lilies) or as fillers for more formal bouquets and centerpieces.
Yes, you can mix and match; your floral designer is a master at it. So do some research on the following wildflowers native to New Jersey, and ask your floral designer to show you what can be created using them. Or truly go the DIY route, and order from Costco, Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, Shop-Rite or Acme. They all have great floral departments that will work with you and place a bulk order for your wedding.
Here are some of the top New Jersey-grown wildflowers: