(Closed) flowers?

posted 8 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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1403 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

You have a very modern taste, and I like all the inspiration pictures you found!  Your florist is probably the best person to ask what’s available in red that isn’t expensive.  Maybe you can ask about red day lilies?  Thankfully the inspiration pictures you’ve shown don’t have a lot of flowers in them.  A two-flower cernterpiece at $5 a flower is only going to cost you $10, for example.

I think tulips are a great substitution for cala lilies.  If you can’t get them as red as you want, you could consider having them sprayed, or otherwise have white tulips and use red elsewhere in your centerpieces (glass beads inside the vase for example).

Post # 4
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1892 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’m using some ikebana too! Have you considered ordering your flowers online? If you do your research you can get a lot for your price range. I suggest checking out fiftyflowers.com and search their flowers by the color your looking for to get ideas, then look at other wholesalers to get the best deal. They also have some red tulips and amaryllis.

As far as read flowers what about peruvian lilies? They come in a bright red and are rather inexpensive. They might look nice arranged similar to your calla lilly inspiration picture in that tall vase. Just a thought.

Post # 5
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1765 posts
Buzzing bee

 

Fiftyflowers.com has the red amarylis flowers in their winter flowers collection.  Per their website, it says there are 2-3 large blooms per stem.   20 stems = $159.00, or 30 stems =189.00 with free fedex shipping. (So 60 stems with a minimum of 2 large blossoms on each stem = betwleen 120-180  large blossoms total.  See link.  I would actually speak with their customer service to make sure that whatever flowers you choose will actually BE available for your wedding day!!!

http://www.fiftyflowers.com/product/Amaryllis-Red-Bulk-Flower_22.htm

http://www.fiftyflowers.com/product/Red-Anemone-Flower_264.htm

(this is the one you photo that you thought was tulips)

http://www.fiftyflowers.com/product/Red-Bulk-Fresh-Tulips_79.htm

http://www.fiftyflowers.com/product/Gladiolus-Red-Flower_22.htm

(these are tall flowers and come in different colors- including red, I don’t know if you like carnations, but those would be very inexpensive – and there are others that fifty flowers has if you type in “red” in their search box)  🙂

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Neat idea with the tulips!  I don’t have any tips on greenery, except that you probably want to keep it minimal to match the theme.  Actually, you could go with silk greenery, and people would just assume it’s real since the flowers are real.  🙂

Post # 9
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1465 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Amarylis is a winter flower and you may or may not be able to get it any other time of the year, even if you are willing to pay extra. Talk to several local florists to see what you can get in season at that time of year while staying within your budget. Also make sure that the florist you decide on has not only a price you are willing to pay but shares your vision as far as the flower design is concerned.

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