Post # 1
I have seen some briadal and Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets with only roses and hydrangeas as sort of a filler in between, but my wedding is going to be in November or early December of next year. Is there an alterative to hydrangeas with a similar look that will be in season? Thanks.
If you were ordering rose petals to scatter across the aisle (probably 4 or 5 rows of chairs on each side or less – only 60 guests), how many would you order? How much should something like this cost? Again, I think the preferred vendor at the resort is way too expensive and this is something we can easily ship to our location. Thanks.
Post # 3
Hmm that’s tricky… so I called my florist and asked lol. She’s a family friend, but here’s what she said:
Most hydrangea’s are imported, so your florist can get them year round from the wholesaler. Your next option would be sweet peas. They are in season in winter, but they are EXTREMELY hard to find (ie. EXPENSIVE), but bunched together they look like a hydrangea. If you’re using hydrangeas as a filler only in your Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquet & your own bouquet the cost wouldn’t be unreasonable even in winter. Hydrangeas can be found easily, year round!
Did someone tell you otherwise?
Post # 4
I can try to help out with your first question…I would ask your florist about verbinum to see when it is season because it looks similiar to hydrangea. I wish I could help more, but that is the only flower I can think of for now!
Post # 5
Thanks for the scoop. I thought they were only available in the summer. I really do not have my heart set on hydrangeas – so I guess I’m open to any kind of “filler” type flower like that and one that is not expensive. Any other suggestions? Maybe I will search carnations + rose bouquet. I never would have thought of carnations, but saw a DIY on here that was actually really pretty and did not look cheap (don’t mean to be offensive).
Post # 6
i would check with your local florist but a lot of the florists i was talking to when deciding on flowers were trying to guide me towards using roses (not the bud sort but the big full open ones) because they’re so full you don’t need a lot in a bouquet so supposedly they work out cheaper. i’m not sure how the numbers actually work but that’s what they told me.
Post # 7
Carnations for whatever reason have gotten a reputation for being an “old lady” flower, but when bunched together they look fabulous! I’ve seen a ton of arrangements with tightly packed carnations! Oh thats good that you aren’t tied to hydrangeas… they can get expensive.
Here’s a pic of a rose & carnation bouquet. I looove it! Who knew carnations could look so chic? They are totally making a comeback!
Post # 8
Thanks! That is a beautiful bouquet. I think roses and carnations might just work. I like the idea of just big open roses too. Thanks for the suggestions. Now I just have to decide on colors, which has been soooo hard for some reason. Wedding not until next Nov/Dec, so I have time, but want to just get it settled already.