(Closed) Purple problem

posted 9 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
2365 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

That rose is breathtaking! I would do that rose for sure! Are you able to find them? Could a florist dye roses for you?

Post # 5
228 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

That is a very pretty flower, I also have purple in my wedding colors. I would not even think about dyeing your flowers. What if the dye starts to run on your clothes or something? I wouldn’t risk it. I would look into the rose you want and see if it is expensive to get and if you can fit it in the budget. Other then that there are lots of very beautiful purple flowers out there that aren’t lavender even thought they wouldn’t be roses. 

Post # 6
1363 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

In the floral world, try looking for "dark blue" because there are very few real blue flowers, most are puple.  Have you looked at these:




Purple Statice



There are double lisianthus that look very rose-like.  The only image I can find right now is of a white one, but I’m sure they come in purple too.  

Double Lisianthus 

Not sure how available these are on the DIY market, but you could look into finding a florist wholesaler or grower who sells to the public too.  Good luck! 


Post # 7
116 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m not sure if your opposed to this or not, but you could always spray/dye white flowers to any shade of purple you want.  It requires some still on the florists part to make it look nice, but a good florist should be able to put together something really nice.

 Another option is silk flowers…I think the ones below look a little cheap, but there are some nice realistic ones out there too. 

Good luck!


Post # 8
3 posts
  • Wedding: May 2009

I’m going with purple tulips.  They are a dark purple and pretty common.  Most of the grocery stores around me carry them.  Also, I’ve seen them on a few websites to order.

Post # 9
208 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I agree with the tulips, I saw some last night at Wegmans ( i see you are from upstate NY, so I assume you know the place 🙂  ) very pretty and budget friendly for DIY.

Post # 10
270 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

What about rononculus – very rose-like and it comes in the most fantastic deep-purple. Check out these sites. And if you’re really DIYing it – their bulbs are super cheap. you can grow them yourself!


You can get them more purple than this.


This is more like it – my mom grows these in her backyard… lol

Post # 11
2434 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Are you sure that rose color is natural?  Or is it a red rose that has faded or something?  As far as I knew, the only purple roses were a lighter lavender color.

I’m guessing that it’s a fluke and not a species of rose that is readily available.

You can buy tinted ones online, whole sale here:



There are instructions on how to dye roses or paint them:



 There are lots of other deep purple flowers (carnations, mini-carnations, anemones, freesia, Matsumoto flowers, larkspur, Mote Casino Aster, wax flower, statice, lisanthus, liatris, delphinium, iris, bicolor altstromeria, heliotrope, Mokara orchid, campanulas, Veronica flower, etc.) here are some inspiration photos…

Here is a bouquet for white roses with lisianthus:

Here’s several shades of purple carnations:

this one has orchids and calla lillies:

Post # 12
270 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I think that someone already mentioned Lisianthus but I know you can buy very beautiful Purple Lisianthus from 2G roses for a very reasonable price (I’ve done this before and the quality is excellent).

Take a look:


Post # 13
193 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

My wedding colors are dark violet purple, hot pink and touches of teal. I’ve seen a few dark purple flowers here and there, but when meeting my florist we came up with many ideas.

Lilis, Stock, Hydrangea, Carnations, Burgundy Iceberg Floribunda Rose and Lisanthis


Post # 15
2434 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Miss Orchids- If you are DIYing, it’s a really good idea to keep it simple.  Unless you’re a pro, sometimes trying something too complicated can look DIY- while keeping things simple can really look sophisticated and professional even if it’s DIY.

As for the grocery store- again- if you are doing something simple, I would bet they could do a great job.  Depending on cost, you could probably order a sample bouquet to see how it turns out- or at least ask if they have pictures of other weddings they have done.

I actually got my cake from a grocery store bakery and nobody had any idea!  So I think as long as you are confident they’ll do a good job, the grocery store can be a real savings.

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