(Closed) DIY Flowers available in October?

posted 9 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Worker bee

What about Bouvardia, or Hydrangeas?

 

Good luck!

Post # 4
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2008

The websites may not list items that they are not stocking at the current time – so you may need to wait. To be safe, I would contact a local florist for exactly what you need and buy the flowers by the stem so you can arrange them yourself. Most florists will pass on some savings to you if you order in quantity.

 

-P

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Could you call some of the websites and ask them? I’d only buy from a place that has a real live person to speak to anyway!

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Try looking for silk peonies at JoAnn’s or Michaels or other craft stores, and then mix them in with real flowers in other colors to make your bouquet! I think I’ve heard of florists doing this when clients really love peonies and they’re out of season.

I made my bouquets/bouts/corsages out of silk flowers, and I thought the artificial peonies were some of the prettiest/most realistic-looking fake flowers I saw in craft stores, especially because they’re so fluffy and silky-looking even when real.

Here’s a picture of my bouquet where you can kind of see that I have a fake peony in it (sorry I don’t have a better picture of the top). Mine is a little fakey-looking because it’s made entirely out of artificial flowers, but I think if you play around a little with a combination of real and artificial, it could look really amazing.

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Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Hydrangea

Lislanthus

Garden Roses

Peonies should be in season

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Dahlias are a late-summer/early fall flower.  They’re similar to peonies and cabbage roses.  Peonies bloom in late May and early June. 

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

What about ranunculus? The’re beautiful!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I’m doing red roses, doing my own centerpieces, thank good ness I only have 6 tablav

Post # 11
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Blushing bee

I think most websites specialising in bulk flowers tend to stick with the standards – tulips, roses, lilies. Is there a flower market in your area? That would be the best place to get in-season fresh flowers, I think, and it would definitely be cheaper than ordering the stems from a florist.

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