Post # 1
I am really in love with the idea of peonies for me wedding right now however, I’m unsure about the cost. Does anyone know what a decent price is for these flowers or any good places to buy them in case my florist can’t fit them into my budget?
Post # 3
i think the flower market in la has them (from what i have read)… but if you look up garden roses, you may be pleasantly pleased in price and look. they even make a variety called peony ;)…
Post # 4
google wholesale peonies and see what you can come up with
Post # 5
The LA flower mart will definitely have peonies around June 19th. Last year when I was there, they went for $8-10 per bunch of 5 stems or $13-18 for 8 stems. If you get them from a florist, be prepared to pay $4 a stem or higher. Peonies are pretty easy to work with if you are considering the DIY route.
Post # 6
Peonies bloom in May and June I think, so you might be able to buy them pretty inexpensively for your wedding. I’ve even seen them at QFC (a grocery store) in June…I’m trying to remember how much they were but it wasn’t bad. I looove peonies and if I was getting married in June, I would SO use them. But crebre80 is right, garden roses are (in general) a less expensive alternative and also super gorgeous. Here’s an example, found at fiftyflowers.com.
Post # 7
I’m having peonies in March and was told that’s when the come into season. I asked about Garden Roses and was told that they come into season the same time as roses but don’t come from the US so they are often the same price as peonies.
Post # 8
If you’re concerned about them breaking the budget I highly recommend garden roses as the ladies have mentioned above. My florist quoted me about $4 per stem for peonies and said the quality is not the greatest. I’m incorporating garden roses in my bouquet and about 20-25 centerpieces and was quoted around $900 bucks including 10+ bouts and 4 bridesmaid bouquets,and 2 corsages. Maybe I just lucked out with my florist
Post # 9
Thank you all. I am really surprised by the look of the garden rose. I would have guessed peony. All great suggestions “)
Post # 10
Just to echo everyone else, yes peonies are definitely in season in June so you shouldn’t pay out of season costs. In addition to garden roses, have you considered ranunculus. Like you I was in love with peony, but unfortunately for me, I was having a full wedding. My florist suggested ranunculus. It might be just the look you’re going for.
Post # 11
@wagamama I loved those flowers…I’m meeting with my florist and thinking about peonies too and totally love those ranunculus. I’m totally going to ask my florist about incorporating those. Thanks for the idea and the picture since I know nothing about flowers.
Post # 12
- Wedding: May 2010 - Carlouel Yacht Club
Mmmm I love peonies; I’m having a combo of peonies and ranunculus in my bouquet! Beautiful choice!
Post # 13
I would say to do a combo of different full flowers as mentioned above, I’m doing the same for my bouquet, hydrangeas, peonies, and ranunculus. Also, I have heard the reason peonies can be expensive even when in season is due because of the cost it takes to get a perfectly opened/shaped peony. Some are more open than others and can get ruined in the process, thus costing more. At least that’s what I read through one of the pros on the bee, might wanna check it out.
Post # 14
garden roses look very similar to peonies, no one will notice unless they are a florist themselves. Garden roses also smell wonderful.
I am doing peonies for my July wedding, and my florist said that in case anything were to happen, garden roses will give the same look and have similar colors.
Post # 15
Thank you to everyone for your input. I recently went to the florist and I can’t believe how wonderful she was. I am getting my peonies and for the most amazing price. She took my budget and squeezed in ever last peony she could. I am so grateful to her. She also gives you amazing ways to save on your flowers IE bringing in our own vases for center pieces or bringing in your own tulle and ribbon and she’ll made a floral drape for your wedding aisle. If anyone lives in the high desert area in california check out Blooms de amor!! Her name is Sarah!