Post # 1
I have already conceptualized the flower arrangements with my florist, which includes roes and cala lily (in bouquets), roses, snapdragons, chrysanthemums(sp?),greens, babys breath and carnations (in centerpieces). However, I like the fullness/roundness of hydrangeas and am wondering if I should include these flowers. I am wondering if I go back to them and ask them to include hydrangeas in the arrangements will this swell my costs significantly because of the type of flower I am asking to include (hydrangea).
Bees who know this answer, I greatly appreciate your insight!
Post # 3
If that’s your wedding date, I’m not sure you can even get any at that time of year. Even in bulk orders for DIYers, they sell for about $5.-6.00 a stem.
Post # 4
As a wedding director for a florist, we order hydrangeas often and they are approximately 3-4x as much as a rose. BUT, think about the size – you would need 9-12 roses to get the same effect.
Post # 5
@ItWasntMe: Are you sure, after researching this, I found multiples sources that say they are available during that time of the year and have cited them as a seasonal flower in the fall.
Post # 7
As a florist myself, I can assure you that hydrangeas are more expesive. Once thought to be a flower that was only available during certain times of the year, the hydrangea is now available for purchase year round. Hydrangeas are beautiful, but they are very high mainenance–they require tons of water.
You might consider asking your florist to show you other examples of flowers that have the same large, round effect that you’re drawn to with the hydrangeas. There are variations of roses that are quite voluminous, so you wouldn’t be losing the volume you like with the hydrangea.
I’m definitely using hydrangeas in a majority of the floral designs for my fiance and I’s wedding, because they are FABULOUS! 🙂 Good luck figuring it out!
Post # 8
@Soon2BMrsP818: I’ve had them in my garden for years and they only bloom in the Spring. I’m in NJ, right across the bridge! 🙂
Florists have access to many kinds of flowers year round, but they always cost more if purchased out of season. I’m not aware of any that are Fall flowering in this area.
Post # 9
@smyley: You’re right–the prices do increase with some flowers when you buy them out-of-season, but luckily, a large amount of flower shops purchase their flowers from wholesalers who deal with companies in South America and hydrangeas are now grown year-round!
(I’ve done a large amount of research on this since I want to use them in my own wedding–don’t want to pay any more money than I have to!)
Post # 10
it all depends what kind of hydrangeas and what type of roses you are planning to use.
Garden roses can get pretty expensive also but hydrangeas over all are more expensive.
If they are imported from Holland depending on shades they can be around $10 a stem.
Post # 11
Hydrangeas are more expensive than roses per stem but because of the bulky nature of the flower head you would require less stems… that is totally a jusdgement call and not knowing how many stems you are atlking about all I can suggest is asking your florist.
Post # 12
Have you thought about Crysanthemums? They are in season in October and can be big and fluffy, and run a bit cheaper and come in all sorts of colors. Just a thought. 😉