Congratulations on your upcoming wedding or event! Our Do It Yourself Buckets may be the perfect solution for the creative or budget conscious. Each bucket contains focal blooms, filler flowers, and foliage freshly cut from our farm just outside of St. Louis (and or domestically sourced) - everything you need to create your own gorgeous arrangements.
DIY Blooming Bucket: One 2.75 Gallon Metal Bucket filled with an average of 70 stems. This will be enough for a bridal bouquet and boutonniere or fill approximately 5-7 mason jars, depending on the style in which you arrange them. $160 each and the bucket is included.
DIY Buckets are available May - September. Harvested one or two days before your event, fully conditioned in buckets ready to work with. Flowers are “farmer's choice,” meaning we do not accommodate strict color palettes, (but it never hurts to ask) though we will try to work within some loose color parameters if possible, example: "brights" or "pastels". We do not provide all white buckets.
Placing your Order. To order, simply place your order below to let us know how many buckets you’d like and on which date and time you’d like to pick up your flowers. Please let us know if you’d prefer ‘Brights’ or ‘Pastels’. If you need more than 4 buckets, please contact us to ensure availability. Payment is required in full at the time of booking. We do often sell out during peak wedding season, so please order as early as possible to reserve your flowers. (Recommended at least 1 month before your event but minimum of 1 week prior)
Are DIY Flowers Right for Me? There are lots of things to think about when choosing whether to go DIY for your wedding flowers. Consider things such as your budget, whether you’ll have enough time, helpers, and workspace to do your own flowers? ith DIY flowers, we’ll provide you with buckets of beautiful, vibrant flowers, but everything else is up to you!
Can I buy DIY Buckets for the Centerpieces and then have you create the bridal bouquets (and other pieces)? Yes. Lots of brides are really excited about DIY flowers but are understandably nervous about making their own bouquet. Bridal bouquets generally range in price from $200– $350. We can also make other specialty pieces for you such as boutonnieres and corsages. For a full proposal please complete this FORM.
How many buckets should I order? It depends on how big your vases are, what size you make your bouquets, and your personal arranging style. In general, one bucket can make 5 – 7 arrangements in wide-mouth quart mason jars.
What Kind of Flowers will be in the Buckets? The flowers in your buckets are all grown on our farm and the types and colors available will change with the seasons. Unexpected weather, pest, and disease problems make it hard to say exactly what will be in season when. We fully embrace this and love the surprises the seasons bring. There are some flowers that we usually have all season long, like zinnias, sunflowers, and cosmos. If you have a June wedding, you might find the gorgeous ranunculus, garden roses and peonies of early summer, but if you’re getting married in September you may find long-awaited lisianthus and dahlias in your buckets.
Can I choose what types of Flowers I want in my Buckets? No. In order to make sure you get the best and brightest flowers from the field that week, the farmers and designers work together to choose the flowers and foliage for your buckets.
When should I Pick Up my Flowers? A day or two before your wedding, depending on your schedule and how much time you’d like to arrange them.
How should I transport the Flowers from the Farm? This will depend on what vehicles you have available and how many buckets you’ve ordered. Flowers can never, never go in a trunk or in the open bed of a pick-up truck. Any vehicle that you put them in should be air-conditioned. You can usually fit 3 – 5 buckets in the back seat of a sedan, and many more in a SUV. Don’t forget to bring a tarp if you’re worried about splashing water!
How and where should I store the Flowers? Any cool, shaded place will be fine. A cool garage would be ideal. Refrigeration is unnecessary, and the flowers will be super fresh and in water, so will easily last 4 – 5 days without any special care. Remember that heat and direct light cause flowers to open quickly and wilt sooner.
What Supplies will I need to Arrange my Flowers? You’ll need a workspace (preferably cool and shaded) that has a water source and can get mucked up with stems and plant debris. You’ll need sharp, clean clippers, since each stem will get at least one cut. For centerpieces all you’ll need are your vases – make sure they’re very clean (bacteria clogs stems and causes premature wilting). If you’re doing bouquets, you’ll need floral tape to wrap the stems together, as well as lovely ribbon and floral pins to hold the ribbon. Once you’ve made the bouquet, it’s convenient to have a mason jar with water at the ready to put your bouquet in until you need it for pictures or the ceremony. For boutonnieres and corsages you’ll need some floral tape, ribbon and floral pins. All of these floral supplies can be found at any craft store.