In the era of DYI, lots of people are using flowers from their gardens in their weddings, as opposed to buying from a florist. If you do buy from a florist, the flowers that you want to put on or in your cake? Please ask that they be pesticide free, and of the non-poisonous variety.
I made cupcakes and a cake for a wedding several years ago, and the buckets of flowers were from the couples aunt’s garden. Stunning, and beautiful, and saved a lot of money. But… there were flowers in the buckets that I knew of to be poisonous, as well as little tiny bugs all over most of them. While this made several of the buckets unuseable, it made my job a lot harder, because I had to make sure every flower was bug free, for over 200 cupcakes! It took me 1 1/2 hours to debug, sort and trim. Your wedding baker, planner or anybody else for that matter is truly not responsible for this, unless you pay them to be.
I have warned about this before, but now I have compiled a list of very popular, poisonous flowers that are used in weddings and placed on wedding cakes. As long as these beauties’ stems are encased in a water pick, or wrapped in plastic wrap before poking them into your cake, you should be fine:
Lily of the Valley
Please keep you and your guests safe!
Have a beautiful and safe spring and summer wedding season!