alternative to hydrangeas ?

posted 8 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Hmm that’s tricky… so I called my florist and asked lol.  She’s a family friend, but here’s what she said:

Most hydrangea’s are imported, so your florist can get them year round from the wholesaler. Your next option would be sweet peas. They are in season in winter, but they are EXTREMELY hard to find (ie. EXPENSIVE), but bunched together they look like a hydrangea. If you’re using hydrangeas as a filler only in your BM bouquet & your own bouquet the cost wouldn’t be unreasonable even in winter. Hydrangeas can be found easily, year round!  

Did someone tell you otherwise?

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I can try to help out with your first question…I would ask your florist about verbinum to see when it is season because it looks similiar to hydrangea. I wish I could help more, but that is the only flower I can think of for now!

verbinum by kitsune27.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

i would check with your local florist but a lot of the florists i was talking to when deciding on flowers were trying to guide me towards using roses (not the bud sort but the big full open ones) because they’re so full you don’t need a lot in a bouquet so supposedly they work out cheaper. i’m not sure how the numbers actually work but that’s what they told me.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Carnations for whatever reason have gotten a reputation for being an “old lady” flower, but when bunched together they look fabulous! I’ve seen a ton of arrangements with tightly packed carnations! Oh thats good that you aren’t tied to hydrangeas… they can get expensive.

Here’s a pic of a rose & carnation bouquet. I looove it! Who knew carnations could look so chic? They are totally making a comeback!

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