(Closed) Do you think this is too much for peonies?

posted 7 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

what is your budget? why don’t you get real ones?

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Real peonies were outside my budget, so I bought real touch ones from Michaels. They were about $8-$9 a stem as well, so I just waited until I had coupons (or they went on sale) and bought in smaller batches. That price sounds about right even for artificial, but I was originally quoted $200 for a bouquet of 15 real peonies – no additional flowers. OMFG.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

that sounds incredibly high to me for faux flowers, but i am admittedly no expert.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Miss BBQ: For mine, I got a quote $135 for 12 peonies…. I am planning to have 15… so I guess around $160. It is actually just a bit more expensive than real touch/ silk…. so I have decided to use real.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

Considering I usually see faux peonies for upwards of 10$ a stem, it seems like a good price to me!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

yo baby – i think you can find real peonies in Pittsburgh in June. Seriously woman, you rock and I know you can figure out how to get what you want for how much you can afford 🙂 Hang in there, it is always the darkest before the peony dawn lol!

a. grocery store – talk to the lady at the desk and ask if she can get a single bucket for you in June. You could easy take 5 stems, wrap a ribbon around them, and be on your  way to ceremony. Right? I can see you in your Dolly Gown w/a beautiful bouquet right now! 🙂

b. trader joes? – not sure if they are in PA yet or not.

c. craigslist? try a posting and see if a grower bites on your listing

d. local farmers market – walk the market and talk to flower people, even farmers as some might know of someone.

e. last idea, I promise. A girl that I babysat for (yes the little stinker beat me to the altar – hey i was picky what can i say?!?) went door to door in her neighborhood and asked neighbors if they would be willing to give up their peonies for her and they all did! her mom’s garage looked like a floral shop!

Finally, 2 more cents from a flower maniac. If you are going to do fake peonies, be open to possibly dried flowers instead. Dried hydraengas photograph beautifully and have a vintage look & I think would really “pop” with your dress. Smile

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

One of the blogger bees used faux peonies…. Mrs Lab?

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I know that you have had bad luck with online, but have you tried fiftyflowers? They have peonies ranging from 25 for 129.99 to 100 for 329.99. Also, you can use garden roses to get that peony look and that should be more affordable as well. 

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