Post # 1
My wedding is July 21st. I know I want peonies, dahlias, and roses in my bouqet for sure. However, I have been told peonies aren’t in season that time of the year. I have seen some beautiful bouquets on Etsy but I am nervous about having fake flowers. Advice? Opinions? Please show me your silk bouqet or fake flower bouquet pictures.
Post # 2
- Wedding: August 2018 - City, State
Personally, I am a fan of real flowers. Can you ship in peonies?
Post # 3
You can always get some fake peonies and mix them in with the real.
Post # 4
I wanted peonies too but, out of season. Still had a gorgeous bouquet, glad I went without vs. 1) silk or 2) shopping them in at a price of something like $60/peony…
Post # 5
I like silk flower bouquets, they last forever
Post # 6
where are you located because in July there will definitely be some peonies – maybe not in your location but they are around at that time of the year for sure.
Post # 7
I would definitely go with real flowers and either skip the peonies or put a few fakes ones mixed in.
Post # 8
I am in Seattle area. I found a florist near the area we are getting married that claimed the flowers I listed wouldn’t be a problem. However, other florists have said that peonies would be a problem. I think its weird that some say peonies aren’t in season, but this florist says they won’t be a problem
Post # 9
Peonies are a gorgeous flower, but off season can be a bit dicey. Are you sure you can’t be happy with the other flowers? Maybe mix in garden roses for a fuller look (some have a similar aestetic to peonies)?
I wouldn’t go silk unless you really want to — silk flowers can look nice, but they won’t look as nice as healthy, well-tended in-season flowers.
Post # 10
I’m using silk flowers for mine.
Post # 11
- Wedding: July 2019 - Southampton, UK
My wedding date is July 21 as well, but in 2019! I, too, wanted peonies but I think they will be out of season by then. I’ve been looking into cabbage roses and ranunculus as substitutes, as they have a similar look. I guess I won’t know what my options really are until I find my florist. I will be very interested to see what flowers you end up choosing.
Post # 12
I would do real flowers. Silk flowers rarely look nice and like real flowers.
Garden roses look similar to peonies.
Also – you could get them. I had multiple florists tell me the same about getting dahlias at the end of October and it may not be in season, etc. Turns out it was because we didn’t have a frost that killed them and I got my dahlias.
Post # 13
- Wedding: July 2018 - Fremont, CA
Silk flowers can be pretty. I love my bouquet:
Post # 14
Wow! Who made that beauty?
Post # 15
There are certain types of garden roses that look like peonies and they’re available year-round. There’s a lot of variety, and I think they look really pretty.
Here’s my bouquet (there are a couple of garden roses in the front):