Post # 1
SOOOOO. I convinced my fiance that flowers are a necessary expense. PHEW.
But now…I am worried about ordering ranunculus. I love the way they look in pictures, and the fake ones I have look nice (except for the whole being fake thing), but I bought a ranunculus plant a few weeks ago and the flowers it’s growing are more like…carnations. I do not like that.
So I’m worried that the actual flowers won’t look as nice as they do in pictures.
Should I order roses instead? Did anyone use ranunculus at their wedding?
Pros for ranunculus: they’re funky, they’re pretty, they’re a great orange color
Cons: they might not look how I want, they might not splay out the way I want them to, they might not be available, they’re expensive
Pros for roses: so much more predictable, but in a good way. they’re pretty, they’re a great orange color, and they’re about ten cents cheaper a stem.
Cons: they’re boring old roses…
Post # 3
I couldn’t get ranunculus in June without paying an arm and a leg. I had to go with a mix of roses and spray roses, instead (along with all the other kinds of flowers we used).
Post # 4
@bluegreenjean: Yeah, I’m calling the wholesale flower company tomorrow. They say they’re available, and “only” $1.14 a stem, but I’m so nervous. I know I said roses are boring but they’re FLOWERS and they’re LOVELY…so I won’t be upset if I have to go with roses. I’m just worrrrrried. Because that is ALL I do.
Post # 5
Anyone else have any thoughts? The company said they’ll have ranunculus but I’m still worried…is it worth it?
Post # 6
@peachacid: ranunculus are gorgeous, dont’t really look like carnations and they too have been my “flower of choice” for many years. I would be cautious too about the time of year/price, but here abouts they are widely available into the summer even. I love love love ranunculus so you couldn’t tempt me with “only” roses. A mix of both can look super lovely if you want to lower you risk (though I have seen more arrangements mixing it with peonies, also very lovely) But decide if you want funky but risky or more “safe” and also lovely just more traditional…
Post # 7
What if you mixed, say, one stem of ranunculus with some of the less expensive roses? I’d also try to go for whatever color rose does it for you, so you’re less likely to think of them as “boring.”
Post # 8
What about a garden rose? They are very similar and very pretty too! Check them out!
Post # 9
@peachacid: What about mixing the two flowers? Best of both worlds.
I had ranunculus as part of my wedding bouquet and wore one in my hair on the wedding day. The ranunculus are the deep purple, spirally flowers. You can see 2 at the top of the bouquet.
In my hair.
Post # 10
I wouldn’t worry about the way your ranunculus plant looks, commercially grown flowers will be different. I like the idea of mixing both flowers as someone else suggested but if ranunculus are what you want you should go for it. Is there no way you can see an example of the flowers available at the wholesaler? Or pop into your local florist and see if they have any just so you can see what the commercial ones really look like.
Post # 11
Stop second guessing yourself or you will drive yourself crazy. You wanted the ranunculus, and now you can get them. Hooray!
Also, if you run out of money, you can mix them with the roses, like PPs suggested.
Post # 12
Half roses, half ranuculus!
Post # 13
Here’s a real life pic of some white ranunculas from my wedding florist.
They are beautiful, I’m getting them mixed with some other soft flowers (sweetpea, blushing bride etc) and a bit more unique than roses IMO.
Post # 14
- Wedding: September 2013 - Creek club at ion, SC
peonies have a similar look too so you might want to consider mixing them in with roses
Post # 15
I agree with mixing them >>
This one makes my heart sing a little >>
Post # 16
@MrsBee2B: Gorgeous bouquets, love the bottom two!
My wedding is around the same time as your OP, and I was cautioned against using ranunculus because it is more of a “spring” flower and the florist said it wouldn’t be in season by end of June. Just a thought…
Otherwise I love ranunculus and have been in love with their look since all the bridal mags started promoting them so heavily in the bouquet designs!