(Closed) Ranunculus or roses???

posted 5 years ago in Flowers
  • poll: Ranunculus or roses?
    Ranunculus. That's what you've wanted for, like, ever. : (42 votes)
    79 %
    Roses. So much prettier and more predictable, plus cheaper! : (9 votes)
    17 %
    NO FLOWERS. I have a MUCH better idea that I'll tell you about. : (0 votes)
    X-Files flowers! : (2 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    1423 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I couldn’t get ranunculus in June without paying an arm and a leg.  I had to go with a mix of roses and spray roses, instead (along with all the other kinds of flowers we used). 

    Post # 6
    1367 posts
    Bumble bee

    @peachacid:  ranunculus are gorgeous, dont’t really look like carnations and they too have been my “flower of choice” for many years. I would be cautious too about the time of year/price, but here abouts they are widely available into the summer even. I love love love ranunculus so you couldn’t tempt me with “only” roses. A mix of both can look super lovely if you want to lower you risk (though I have seen more arrangements mixing it with peonies, also very lovely) But decide if you want funky but risky or more “safe” and also lovely just more traditional…

    Good luck!

    Post # 7
    2892 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 1996

    What if you mixed, say, one stem of ranunculus with some of the less expensive roses? I’d also try to go for whatever color rose does it for you, so you’re less likely to think of them as “boring.”

    Post # 8
    97 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    What about a garden rose? They are very similar and very pretty too! Check them out!

    Post # 9
    3241 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    @peachacid:  What about mixing the two flowers? Best of both worlds.

    I had ranunculus as part of my wedding bouquet and wore one in my hair on the wedding day.  The ranunculus are the deep purple, spirally flowers. You can see 2 at the top of the bouquet.

    In my hair.

    Post # 10
    21 posts
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I wouldn’t worry about the way your ranunculus plant looks, commercially grown flowers will be different. I like the idea of mixing both flowers as someone else suggested but if ranunculus are what you want you should go for it. Is there no way you can see an example of the flowers available at the wholesaler? Or pop into your local florist and see if they have any just so you can see what the commercial ones really look like. 

    Post # 11
    7992 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

    Stop second guessing yourself or you will drive yourself crazy. You wanted the ranunculus, and now you can get them. Hooray!

    Also, if you run out of money, you can mix them with the roses, like PPs suggested.

    Post # 12
    1399 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Half roses, half ranuculus!

    Post # 13
    401 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Here’s a real life pic of some white ranunculas from my wedding florist. 

    They are beautiful, I’m getting them mixed with some other soft flowers (sweetpea, blushing bride etc) and a bit more unique than roses IMO. 

    Post # 14
    1478 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013 - Creek club at ion, SC

    peonies have a similar look too so you might want to consider mixing them in with roses

    Post # 15
    666 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I agree with mixing them >>


    This one makes my heart sing a little >> 




    Post # 16
    1491 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @MrsBee2B:   Gorgeous bouquets, love the bottom two!


    My wedding is around the same time as your OP, and I was cautioned against using ranunculus because it is more of a “spring” flower and the florist said it wouldn’t be in season by end of June.  Just a thought…

    Otherwise I love ranunculus and have been in love with their look since all the bridal mags started promoting them so heavily in the bouquet designs!

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