(Closed) any other flower choices other than roses for this ????

posted 6 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
934 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@lilarose:  Carnations would look nice. They would have the same effect as roses once they are all grouped together. Significantly cheaper, too, I think.

Post # 4
3697 posts
Sugar bee

Baby’s breath could work … maybe mixed in with something else?

What about some type of vine, like ivy? And would it have to be real flowers?

Post # 5
2778 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@LilacViolet:  Yes I second that carnations would give the rose look without the rose cost and you can get them in so many colors!

Post # 6
1828 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Peonies? Hydrangeas? Mixed with vines and baby’s breath would look great.

Post # 7
1226 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

i think carnations and baby’s breath combined could work, you can offset the cost of the carnations by using some baby’s breath, plus i think it would look magical with both blended

Post # 8
1226 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

you can always add fake flowers?

Post # 9
7902 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Hydrangea. Peonies would be beautiful but they are usually more expensive than roses. Hydrangea are pretty inexpensive.

Post # 10
4193 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

Have you thought about silk flowers? I bought calla lily garland at a craft store- looked better than I thought. No one was up close enough to be able to tell- the orange lillies were real. All the garland cost around $20 (USD) on sale.

How does the arch look with just tulle?

Post # 11
149 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Around April, lillies should be fairly inexpensive. 

I’m heavy on the lillies for my warch wedding


Post # 12
583 posts
Busy bee

@Luayne:  Peonies are cuh-razy expensive if bought outside of their peak season, which April happens to be, especially in New Zealand.  

I think baby’s breath could be reaally nice, and definitely inexpensive.  April is mid fall in NZ, right?  

Post # 13
721 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I think Hydrangea would look lovely and some drapey greenery…


We had some bare branches we used for an arch and our florist used those and I think it was really pretty. 

Post # 15
3 posts

Make a garland with ivy, wrap a lot of ribbon, then add bows the last thing flowers, silk would be less expensive. I can send you a pic. of one I made for a Bride in Alaska.

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