Post # 1
I want them for my bouquet. I found a site that will deliver them in September (fiftyflowers.com) at a premium ($400+ for 100), but I want to know if anyone has ever been able to them via any other means or if they have tried fiftyflowers.com. Has anyone every gotten a peonies from a florist in September? Is this even possible?
Post # 3
i went to wedding where they flew in TONS of them from Russia for a Sept wedding.
she said she looked everywhere and had no choice but loved them so much….
Post # 4
I’m sure it would be really expensive since their not in season but you might want to try looking at garden roses since you’d be able to get them in Sept (that’s what I’m using for my Labor Day weekend wedding).
They’re kind of ruffley like peonies and have a fuller look to them. I don’t think they heads are as big but they’re a good alternative.
Post # 5
It IS possible, it is just VERY expensive. If you went with something in season it would be more cost effective, not to mention more “green” since you wouldn’t have to have them shipped in.
Post # 6
Darn, thanks girls. Thanks for the links camrie! Those are gorgeous alternatives. This gives me hope.
Post # 7
I wanted peonies SO bad for our early September wedding, but I knew it just wasn’t a reality, so we planned on garden roses instead. However, on my wedding day my florist showed up with peonies! I guess one of the local growers she buys from had a random fluke peony crop in September, and my florist, remembering my love for peonies, snatched them up to surprise me. (This was in CA, by the way.) So the moral of the story is that it HAS happened that peonies randomly become available in September, but it’s probably best to plan on something else because you certainly can’t count on it. We still had mostly garden roses in our arrangements because there weren’t a ton of peonies available, and I can attest that the garden roses are a lovely substitute.
Post # 8
I really really wanted peonies too. My florist said she is going to try and see what she can do to scalp me a bunch for my own bouquet, but otherwise I’m planning on having garden roses, gerberas, and orchids.