DIY Wedding & Event Flowers
We offer a few different blooms by the bucket options for DIY weddings and event florals. There are hundreds of flower farms in Michigan, all growing specialty cut flowers.
BLOOMS BY THE BUCKET!
We offer a few different blooms by the bucket options for DIY weddings and event florals. There are hundreds of flower farms in Michigan, all growing specialty cut flowers. MFB provides access to the highest quality, sustainably grown blooms for your wedding or event. A buyer’s pass is not required for this one-time purchase.
Our DIY blooms options are affordable, and you won’t have to worry about shipping delays and damaged arrivals from imported floral websites. Plus, you’ll be supporting Michigan farmers – and you’re guaranteed to have the freshest blooms around.
We offer these seasonally grown blooms during Michigan’s growing season, which is generally from May- early October. Check out our seasonal availability for what we usually have in season during your event.
MICHIGAN FLOWER BARN
Michigan Flower Barn was founded by the owners of Brown Family Farmstead – a first generation flower farm in Owosso, Michigan. Our goal is to encourage a strong local flower economy in Mid-Michigan and beyond, making locally-grown florals easily accessible to designers and florists, and anyone using blooms for their event! We’re excited to provide your with fresh cut-flowers from our flower farming community!
MFB is centrally located in Owosso (Bennington Township). We’re just 30 minutes from Downtown Flint, Lansing and 1 hour from Grand Rapids.
THINGS TO CONSIDER FOR DIY FLORALS
Blooms by the bucket is a great option for anyone with a smaller floral budget who’s comfortable DIY’ing their wedding or event florals. These are all seasonally grown flowers that thrive in Michigan. With that being said they do bloom at different times of our growing season. Flower selection is dependent on seasonal availability, so we just want to give you a friendly reminder: be flexible when working with ~nature~! Our MFB design team fills every bucket order with the freshest blooms that work beautifully together to create a cohesive look – whether you want mixed colors or a specific palette!
Speaking from experience tip: If you’re the one getting married, you’ll likely be *at capacity* the week of your wedding, with all the last minute to-do’s, so we highly recommend having an experienced and/or creative person (or two) that you trust for most of the work required for DIY blooms! Flower arranging takes time – make sure you’ve set aside a full day to get your arrangements together and made before your event.
Make sure you can provide proper care and storage – these are perishable items! All blooms must be transported and stored in a cool place, in fresh water, out of direct sunlight until they’re used.
BOOK SOONER THAN LATER (friendly shouting)! We have a limited number of DIY packages available each month. DIY bucket orders must be placed a minimum of 2 weeks before your event date. We cannot accommodate anything sooner than that. We do not offer delivery for DIY buckets.
Lets get this flower party started!
We offer for straightforward packages that are guaranteed to delight. Our MFB design team fills every bucket order with the freshest blooms that work beautifully together to create a cohesive look – whether you want mixed colors or a specific palette!
Each bucket includes a hand selected mix of 70 stems: 1/3 focal, 1/3 filler and 1/3 foliage. A single bucket provides enough stems to make up to 6 small centerpieces (think a 1 quart ball jar size or 3-4 inch diameter vase) OR 1 large bridal bouquet and 2 small bridesmaid bouquets. Colors and varieties vary by month, these are mixed palette stems curated by our designers.
All greenery bucket option for this price, too.
SELECTED PALETTE BUCKET
Each bucket includes a hand selected mix of 70 stems, in your color palette: 1/3 focal, 1/3 filler and 1/3 foliage. A single bucket provides enough stems to make up to 6 small centerpieces (think a 1 quart ball jar size or 3-4 inch diameter vase) OR 1 large bridal bouquet and 2 small bridesmaid bouquets. Specific varieties vary by month, please provide up to 3-4 colors for your palette.
Add specialty cut blooms to any order. Our specialty-cut flowers include: hydrangea, peony, dahlia, lisianthus, deluxe tulip, ranunculus, garden rose, and anemone. These are high-quality, specialty stems sold in growers bunches. Each bunch is $30, stem count depends on variety. Specific varieties and vary by month, please refer to our seasonal guide for accurate availability.
DIY DESIGN AT THE MICHIGAN FLOWER BARN
$500 + Bucket Order
Rent our space to design and store your florals! You’ll have access to our flower barn for 4 hours of floral arranging. Bring your friends and fam, get creative and DIY your arrangements at MFB! We’ll provide each of you with floral snippers, tape AND give you our basic floral arranging recipes making your floral design experience much easier!
Let us know how many buckets of blooms you’ll need, and you’ll just need to BYOD&S (drinks & snacks), vases and crew! We’ll also be standing by for general guidance and tips along the way, but the design part is up to you! When you’re done arranging, we’ll then store your arranged florals in our cooler until they’re ready for pickup, the day-of your wedding or event.
What Are Slow-Grown Flowers?
Flowers grown with sustainable farming practices, harvested in their natural season of bloom, sourced as close to you as possible – and designed by florists who are using chemical-free techniques. As farmer-florists, we make sure all of the flowers and foliage are harvested and sold immediately for use. Michigan ‘slow-flowers’ are grown in your state, eliminating the massive carbon footprint that comes with importing flowers.