(Closed) Is this really all there is?

posted 9 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
7082 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

I think island flowers are very different from mainland flowers, and you should keep that in mind when picking.  Perhaps some island local brides can help you more 🙂

Post # 4
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Uh oh, I may be the paranoid girl who worries ALL THE TIME about getting ripped off, but it sounds to me like you’re getting taken for a ride by your florist if she’s claiming there are only 3-8 kinds of flowers available… out of thousands that grow!

Check out this article… http://offbeatbride.com/2009/03/wedding-flowers#more-1857 it may be too late to salvage this florist relationship, but have you shopped around yet?

Post # 6
461 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Wait, are ranunculus available in fall? I thought they were a spring flower and I was disappointed, because I wanted them for the fall!

aloweha, I agree with Mrs. G, the growing season is most likely different in the islands. Can you try calling other florists in the area to see what they say? If you hear all of the same things, maybe your florist is right? hth!

Post # 7
4567 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

60 for thrower petals? You can totally just go buy some flowers and rip them up yourself! 60 is a bit much! Have you called around on different prices for different florists? She sounds like she might be looking for some $$$ above and beyond what you might need to be paying.

Post # 8
2007 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I think the fact it’s in Hawaii is going to change a lot of things that are typically standard for brides on the mainland and comparing what you can get to them is like apples and oranges.  I’d ask on the local board and see if you can get any insight there.  

Post # 9
606 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Although I don’t know much about island flowers, I would say that they are probably different than those on the mainland just due to growing conditions. This means that anything not grown or produced on the island has to be flown in (which makes it ridiculously expensive). This explains why last I heard, milk was $8/gal. Good Luck!


Post # 10
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Glad to help 🙂 I’m on a tight-ish budget myself, so even though I’m more than a year out from the wedding, I’ve got all kinds of articles bookmarked about how to save money on pretty much EVERYTHING, haha. The great part of WB is sharing them!

Post # 11
599 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

As far as ranunculus being available in fall, I just had them for my wedding and they were SOOO cute, and a big hit. I ordered them from FiftyFlowers.com. The blooms were smaller than I had imagined them (I was thinking 2″ blooms but were more like 1″), but they were still gorgeous.

Can you have flowers shipped to Hawaii and just pay the florist for labor?

Post # 12
1498 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’ve been looking at Dahlias lately and found this website.  It may be worth it to contact them to see if they can ship for your wedding. You can always let your florist know you will be providing some of the stems for the arrangements.


Post # 13
942 posts
Busy bee

I used lisianthus because ranunculus and peony weren’t availabe and they were gorgeous.  Not tropical at all.  Here they are: . 


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