UK: Mum grows daughter’s wedding flowers three times due to cancellations

The price of your wedding flowers all depends on your location and the arrangements you choose, but a full decor, bouquet, and buttonhole package can set you back upwards of £1,000. Skilled florists deserve to be fairly compensated for their labor, but those on a budget may not be able to afford the high outlay, or might be concerned over the environmental impact of importing certain blooms.

When Heather Playfoot heard her daughter Lydia, 30, was getting married, she had the idea of growing the bouquets at her allotment, hoping to make it a family activity while getting involved in the #grownnotflown movement.

Despite setbacks due to coronavirus (that meant they had to grow three batches in total) the West Sussex mum-of-four says the process was a huge success, recommending homegrown blossoms to anyone planning a wedding. ‘When two of [Lydia’s] sisters got married the bridesmaids made their own bouquets from flowers we bought through a wholesaler. As I have an allotment, we thought it would be a fun challenge to see if we could grow the flowers ourselves.’

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