Post # 1
I am getting married in December. I really love black and white anemones and ranunculus. So I sent him a picture and asked him about prices. He told me that they aren’t in season and they are to small to use. I’ve looked them up on the web and as far as I can tell they are in season. I’ve already given him a deposit so I at least have to spend that money but I am so frustrated with him. Any Advice?
Post # 3
I would let him know the information you have found, also maybe call around and ask other florist about those flowers being in season before you approach your florist again.
Post # 4
I am getting married on Saturday and was told last week that the ranunculus weren’t going to be available. Apparently the growing season was cut short due to unusual weather conditions (which is what the flower wholesaler told the florist – and I totally trust my florist). I don’t know if anything will change from now until December, as I’m no floral expert. But I hope you can get what you want! I know I was bummed about the ranunculus because they were a great alternative to roses…..I think roses are a totally played out boring wedding flower (and kind of macabre because they remind me of funerals)……and now I am stuck having some in my arrangements as a substitute!
Post # 5
I don’t understand how a deposit was given when he doesn’t even know what flowers you’re using yet.
Post # 6
Are you in the US? I was under the impression that anemones and ranunculus (which I also wanted!) are spring flowers. I can’t get them for my wedding this weekend (Aug 15), so I wouldn’t expect to be able to get them in December (unless you were willing to pay $$$ to have them shipped from some far away place.)
Post # 7
My florist said the same thing: they’re out of season. They are a spring/summer flower….
I don’t think he’s lying. Sorry. 🙂
Post # 8
I just had my wedding back in late July of this year and according to the florist I went with, she stated ranunculus were out of season and would be extremely expensive to get. So for my bouquet, I went with traditional roses and for my centerpieces, I had a combination of lilies, roses, and daisies. I should have taken pictures of the centerpieces and hope that our photographer did because everything looked beautiful. Attached are pictures of my bouquet and alter pieces.
Post # 9
Honestly, you can probably get anything you want, but it will cost you. I just read this post earlier on WeddingbeePRO that might help you: http://www.weddingbeepro.com/2009/08/11/ask-nancy-whats-available-part-one/
And stay tuned for part 2, maybe she’ll talk a bit more about anemones!
Post # 10
I doubt he’s lying, but pp’s are right, you would probably have to pay an arm and a leg in order to pay for shipping from some other country!
Post # 11
I ordered 200 orange ranunculus for under $300 (don’t remember the exact number) from fiftyflowers.com and my wedding is in Sept. Could you order the flowers online and ask your florist to arrange them, and you will just pay for labor?
Post # 12
once you thought you heard it all.
I just went to my warehouse yesterday and they told me that last week FDA held up their entire order of ranunculus that was being flown in out of country.
Post # 13
Thanks everyone for your help. I paid him a deposit 10 months ago. In the mean time I’ve had some different ideas about what I want. Thats why he was paid a deposit before he told me that the flowers that I want are out of season.
Post # 14
I am getting married in January and I also read online that the season for Anemones was December and January. That that was the PRIME season.
I met with 9 florists and almost every one of them said they could GET Anemones but didn’t recommend it. I have a feeling that your florist does not want to use them so they say it’s not in season.
My understanding is that they are quite expensive and fragile and difficult to use in bouquets due to the way the stems bend etc… but if you really want a flower you can get it… you just have to PAY for it.
My biggest question though is why you didn’t discuss the types off flowers before hand? Shouldn’t that be in the contract???
Post # 15
I got married last December and had both ranunculus and anemones in my bouquets and centerpieces. I basically went in knowing that I wanted all white flowers, and looked for lists online of what was in season. Then I went in and talked to my florist, who recommended the ranunculus, lilies, football mums, roses and stock. I asked about the anemones, and she called her supplier to check who said that they were available. There were only a few here and there, and they weren’t the most amazing anemones ( I don’t think they were quite ready to be cut), but I will say that the ranunculus were lovely, and the football mums were AMAZING! Seriously, I would recommend them if your looking for an in-season flower that holds up really well and is gorgeous. And they are pretty inexpensive, too.
Post # 16
I was laid of last summer. My wedding is this December. So I decided to get as much done as I could last summer. So I’ve had a lot of time to look at pretty pictures and change my mind about things. I discussed flowers with him but that was before I even knew that anemones existed! Isn’t a girl allowed to change her mind?