Asheville Wedding Guide

Asheville Wedding Guide 2018

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2018 EDITION 109 price cut. "Just because you are getting flowers from a local farm doesn't mean they are cheaper or that you should expect them to be less expensive," she says. "Growing high-quality flowers takes a lot of work and expertise." B e f l e x i b l e . For the freshest (and most budget- friendly) flowers, choose a palette or vibe, then hand the reigns over to the farmers, who will harvest in-season blooms that suit your vision and accommodate your budget. One guaranteed price buster is to order in bulk and do the arranging yourself. Some farms (such as Lady Luck Flower Farm and Full Sun Farm ) are U-pick, while others, like Flourish, do the harvesting. "A good rule of thumb is that one of our buckets, which contain 75 to 100 stems, will fill about five to seven quart-size Mason jars," says Niki. D I Y h a l f . To ensure freshness, bulk buckets are typically available for pick up one to three days prior to your event. Translation: Time for arranging is limited. A popular option? Let experts tackle your bouquets, boutonnières, and so on, then do reception arrangements yourself. e a d t o a f a r m f o r p o Talk about Instagram gold! Many local flower farms welcome photo shoots for a small fee. "Try June through October, when the plants are taller and when dahlias are blooming," says Niki. l o c a l f Blue Ridge Blooms (828/216-4175; BlueRidgeBlooms.com) Flourish Flower Farm (828/808-9775; FlourishFlowerFarm.com) Full Sun Farm (828/683-1607; FullSunFarm.com) Lady Luck Flower Farm (828/515-1854; LadyLuckFlowerFarm.com) Love Lane Flower Farm (828/335-3135; LoveLaneFlowerFarm.com) The Never Ending Flower Farm (828/713-4046; TheNeverEnding FlowerFarm.com) Urban Farm Girl (828/989-0824; UrbanFarmGirlFlowers.com) Wild Mountain Blossoms (828/357- 7852; WildMountainBlossoms.com) For more farms, visit CutFlowers.ces.NCSU.edu.

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