(Closed) Hydrangeas or roses

posted 6 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
5011 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

Hydrangeas are quite fragile so if you’re DIYing roses might be easier. Have you looked at ranunculus? They have a lovely look somewhat similar to roses but frillier.

Post # 4
2104 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Hydrangeas are quite fickle, though, workable.  I had DIY flowers and had hydrangeas and roses together…I think they would be quite lovely together in all white!  No idea what would be cheaper…in February, roses might be expensive because of Valentine’s Day.
Oh, and my bridesmaids had just hydrangeas, and they looked fine.  🙂

Post # 5
9056 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

Hydrangeas are always going to be more expensive per stem, but they’re a more substantiantial flower, so you can make a large bouquet with fewer stems.  They also need lots of water, so if you’re planning to use them for hand held bouquets, they may wilt faster than roses will. 

Post # 6
2965 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

If you are wanting something cheaper and easy to work with that imitates the look of hydrangeas I would suggest using some carnations. They are cute when bunched together:

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