(Closed) calling all florists!

posted 8 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Could you do it with roses? I hear that they are one of the cheapest wedding flowers. Or just another cheaper, similar looking flower?

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

You could do it with silk peonies, but you’ll probably be spending around the same amount for really nice quality ones.  If you’d rather have fresh flowers, you could do the same color scheme, but with different blooms that are in season!

Carnations:

Gerbs:

Purple monte casino:

Lavender roses:

Esperance roses:

If you don’t like any of these, there are more, I promise!  Also, all of these flowers should be available no matter the season.  I’d ask the flower shop how much they’d charge if you substituted the peonies with like-colored flowers.

Your arch is gorgeous, btw.  Beautiful choice!  🙂

Post # 6
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Busy bee

I doubt that those are live peonies.  We grow them at my house, and I think that they would be very difficult to arrange like that.  When they are at the fullest bloom, sometimes they shatter, and those look like they are fully blooming.  If it was an indoor location that wouldn’t need a lot of wiring, then I’d think they were real.    At my friend’s wedding, she had beautiful live flowers, and a fabulous looking arch!  The arch was made with faux flowers… that were lovely!  I definitely think that faux flowers would be affordable. 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@cck3061:  Whaaaa?  Why would they charge more if you don’t use the peonies?!  That’s just crazy.  I do hope the carnations work for you!  They come in all different colors, so it’ll look beautiful if you go that route!   Also, carns are really inexpensive ($1.50/stem at the shop I work in!), as opposed to out-of-season peonies.  As an example, last winter a bride came in to our shop and wouldn’t substitute the peonies in her bouquet with other flowers, so we had to ship them in from another country.  Each flower was $15!!!  She paid something like $400 for her bouquet ALONE!

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