(Closed) Dahlias. Anyone using or used them?

posted 9 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Might be hard to get Dahlia’s or Peonies in January?

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I would have loved to have Dahlias or peonies for our wedding but they are not the easiest flower for us to get here in September

Post # 5
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Blushing bee

We plan on using Dahlias, their peak season is right smack dab in the middle of our wedding date. Also, there are soo many farms around here that sell them that I figure it would be the most cost effective.

 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We’re using the heck out of dahlias, the big ones, dinner plate dahlias I believe.  I just love them!  I am pretty sure they hold up well, I’ve seen them in tons of summer weddings.  I can give you an update after the 31st of July 🙂

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I used firecracker dahlias in my October wedding.  They were beautiful but by the end of the night they were pretty wilted and everyone just threw them away during the clean up.  They looked beautiful early on though and most of the night!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

What is your budget like and what “look” do you want.  I wanted lavish flowers and my budget for the flowers was only $2000 so I decided more common flowers but lots of them as well as 9′ palm trees.

If you have a large budget or prefer less stems – aka simply but breathtaking then I believe you can get flowers from different parts of the world year round just at a higher cost

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I am really  hoping to use them but the weather has not been so good and it is not looking to promising, hopefully we will get a few at least and I will use in them in my bouquet but I had wanted them EVERYWHERE as I love them soo much

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I say go for it there gorgeous. I plan on using them along with other bulb plants and leaving them out of the dirt something like this, just in a birdcage instead. Hope they make the night.

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper

My daughter had these at her Aug 23 wedding-we got them directly from a dahlia farm-I bought 7 dozen stems for a total of $70.00  The morning after the wedding I brought them to the Nursing Home I worked at, and they lasted another week. 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I LOVE dahlias!! They are beautiful and full and will be using them in my bouquet! I can’t wait. I believe both dahlias and peonies are pretty solid and will hold up for awhile if treated nicely 🙂 Personally, though, peonies are sort of “all the rage” in wedding flowers now, so I actually prefer dahlias because they also provide a big bang for your buck if you are into big blooms and they do come in similar colors I believe.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

If my florist can get them, we are using dahlias…. all three of those flowers are really different, you probably want to choose they ‘style’ of wedding you are having.  In my opinion, peonies are very romantic/traditional, succulents can be more modern or rustic depending on how they are arranged, and dahlias are vibrant, more structured, more rustic (for the red and orange coloring).

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I love dahlias!!  We’re having a local farmer grow them, but I just found out that they planted the wrong color, oops!  Cross your fingers that it still works out… but anyway they are lovely and I’m making them mymain flower along with roses, hydrangea, hypericum, and stock.

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