Post # 1
Hello Bees! I just set up my account here last night and now I just can’t seem to get off of it 🙂
I was wondering, I need to figure out what I’m doing for my bouquet, and I was hoping to have peonies. Unfortunately, they’re not in season at the time of my wedding. Do you guys have any suggestions for flowers that look like peonies?
Post # 3
One of the bees -Romanian heritage, Jellyfish, I think? DIYed hers with carnations, and if you bunch lots and lots of them together they’ve the same kind of frilly look. Lovely. Think you can get them all yr round?
Post # 4
Welcome to the hive!! Peonies are my favorite!
I’m going to second Aunt… carnations have a similar look & are available year round. Plus they’re cheap, cheap, cheap! Also, Garden roses look very similar with the floppy, big petals! I don’t know their availability though!
Post # 5
Yep it was Jellyfish. If you root through her posts you’ll find it. If you’re extravagant with the flowers it’d be lovely. And maybe add roses and lilies, berries to add interest.
ETA Welcome! My Fiance is a bee-widower at this stage! It’s totally addictive!
Post # 6
Garden roses are available 365 ! Thats what I am using along with anemonies and hydrangea !
Post # 7
Garden roses – that’s what I’m using, love how fluffy they are. Ranunculus might be an option as well.
Post # 8
Ranuculus they’re a bit smaller but to me they’re the closest or cabbage roses. 2nd Anemonies!
Post # 9
i want peonies too but won’t be able to get them because of the season! my florist suggested dahlias and garden roses
Post # 10
I agree with PP who said ranunculus would be your best bet.
Post # 11
Awesome! Cabbage roses and ranunculus do bear a huge resemblance. Yay! Thank you everyone!
Post # 12
I found myself in the same predicament! My grandmother passed away on Thanksgiving day and she has always been known in the neighborhood for her beautiful peony bushes. She took great pride in them. In her memory, I wanted to use peonies in all our wedding day bouquets; however, we’re getting married in September. I have found garden roses to be the most comparable, affordable alternative. Good luck!
Post # 13
I also love peonies and want to also find a more affordable options. Great ideas!
Post # 14
i like roses with orchids and hydrangeas