(Closed) peonies or roses?

posted 6 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
524 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I would suggest Garden roses… they actually get confused for peonies and I think they might be cheaper… thats what I did!

Post # 4
1297 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I wanted peonies but may end up going with garden roses…they look very similar!

Post # 6
5787 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

My florist ordered all my flowers and the peonies were gorgeous. I assume she’s ordering from someone she has confidence in.

I had garden roses at my wedding too but I could tell the difference and preferred the peonies.

Post # 8
1158 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Go for the garden roses. They look so similar…spend the money you save elsewhere.

Post # 10
6743 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

I think florists order flowers all the time.  If that’s your concern, then don’t worry about it.  Just ask her if she’s ordered peonies from this place before and if they come in looking weird/bad, if you can get a replacement flower instead and pike roses (or garden roses or whatever) as your plan B?

Post # 11
1755 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I agree with the pps who suggested garden roses, both for cost and also because peonies have an awfully strong scent that can irritate people with allergies.

Post # 12
3766 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Love peonies but they are pricey!

Post # 13
831 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I love the way peonies and roses look together, you can definitely mix them and I think it looks really interesting when you do.


Post # 15
822 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I wanted peonies so badly but they were out of season for my wedding 🙁  If I could have had a choice of mixed roses and peonies I would have had that, but in the end I had roses for the Bridesmaid or Best Man and I had a mix of white hydrangea’s, Roses and Lizzy’s but the florist made sure to put in full roses rather than the tight little ones.

I think you should do a mix and agree that florists do know what they are doing.  They know it is for your wedding and I am hoping that if they were not confident they would be good quality they wouldn’t offer it to you!

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