(Closed) Help with Peonies

posted 8 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

i think the flower market in la has them (from what i have read)… but if you look up garden roses, you may be pleasantly pleased in price and look.  they even make a variety called peony ;)…

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

google wholesale peonies and see what you can come up with

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

The LA flower mart will definitely have peonies around June 19th. Last year when I was there, they went for $8-10 per bunch of 5 stems or $13-18 for 8 stems. If you get them from a florist, be prepared to pay $4 a stem or higher. Peonies are pretty easy to work with if you are considering the DIY route. 

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Peonies bloom in May and June I think, so you might be able to buy them pretty inexpensively for your wedding. I’ve even seen them at QFC (a grocery store) in June…I’m trying to remember how much they were but it wasn’t bad. I looove peonies and if I was getting married in June, I would SO use them. But crebre80 is right, garden roses are (in general) a less expensive alternative and also super gorgeous. Here’s an example, found at fiftyflowers.com.

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Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I’m having peonies in March and was told that’s when the come into season. I asked about Garden Roses and was told that they come into season the same time as roses but don’t come from the US so they are often the same price as peonies.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

If you’re concerned about them breaking the budget I highly recommend garden roses as the ladies have mentioned above. My florist quoted me about $4 per stem for peonies and said the quality is not the greatest. I’m incorporating garden roses in my bouquet and about 20-25 centerpieces and was quoted around $900 bucks including 10+ bouts and 4 bridesmaid bouquets,and 2 corsages. Maybe I just lucked out with my florist

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Just to echo everyone else, yes peonies are definitely in season in June so you shouldn’t pay out of season costs. In addition to garden roses, have you considered ranunculus.  Like you I was in love with peony, but unfortunately for me, I was having a full wedding. My florist suggested ranunculus. It might be just the look you’re going for.

 

 

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Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@wagamama I loved those flowers…I’m meeting with my florist and thinking about peonies too and totally love those ranunculus.  I’m totally going to ask my florist about incorporating those.  Thanks for the idea and the picture since I know nothing about flowers.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010 - Carlouel Yacht Club

Mmmm I love peonies; I’m having a combo of peonies and ranunculus in my bouquet! Beautiful choice!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I would say to do a combo of different full flowers as mentioned above, I’m doing the same for my bouquet, hydrangeas, peonies, and ranunculus.  Also, I have heard the reason peonies can be expensive even when in season is due because of the cost it takes to get a perfectly opened/shaped peony.  Some are more open than others and can get ruined in the process, thus costing more.  At least that’s what I read through one of the pros on the bee, might wanna check it out.

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

garden roses look very similar to peonies, no one will notice unless they are a florist themselves.  Garden roses also smell wonderful.

I am doing peonies for my July wedding, and my florist said that in case anything were to happen, garden roses will give the same look and have similar colors.

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