Post # 1
So I totally haven’t cared about flowers so far. I wanted fake because they’re cheap. Then I decided to DIY and just do a single bloom bouquet of garden roses. Simple and pretty… and really I just didn’t care.
Until I saw this today. The only bouquet I’ve ever seen that made me swoon:
love love love.
And I didn’t know what those cool green flowers were. My mom said orchids so I went about looking. And found this:
Thats right… over $20 PER STEM. Holy #@%#@^$.
I have excellent taste, apparently. haha.
What do you love and can’t have?
Post # 3
- Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas
Oh my goodness, they’re gorgeous! But $20 a stem?! That’s insane!
Post # 4
Wowzer, that is pricy! But they definitely are very unique and cool looking.
Sigh…I’m moping over the fact that I can’t have peonies, as they won’t be in season. Booooo.
And also, Loubs. Because not only are they crazy expensive, but I also don’t think my feet could handle being contorted in such a high heel for so many hours. Oh well. A girl can dream!
Post # 5
THAT IS SO GORGEOUS!!!!!!
🙂 🙂 🙂 ahhhhh!!!!
Post # 6
I don’t know how much you were wanting to spend, but there are several orchid flowers per stem, so you might only need 1-2 stems total. All the other stuff looks cheaper or could be replaced with something else.
Post # 7
@bmore- thanks! You’re right, there are several flowers per stem. The problem is that I was wanting to DIY and I can’t find anywhere online to buy less than 10 stems at a time! 🙂 I will check into this with a florist, because I’d be willing to pay $50 for 2 stems, but I’m sure florists mark these up like crazy and I’d think might even require you to order more than 1 or 2 stems since it probably isn’t something they just have in stock all the time.
Post # 8
hi! I used to be really into floral design (worked at a big floral store for awhile) and they make some reeeeally good looking fake orchids. Because orchids have a waxy look to them anyway, the fake ones are almost indistinguishable from the real ones. And I feel you on the feahter bouquet. There was a Preston Bailey pink ostrich feather bouquet in MS Weddings a year ago that I am obsessed with.
Post # 9
Here is some more feather fabulousness, and an example of the real touch cybidiums, and some bouquets made with fake real touch orchids (You cant even tell!!!)
Post # 10
I orginally wanted peonies, but they arent in season so I switched to Ranunculas, they have the same full effect. Orchids are pricey, but I dont think they should be that much! I mean, I can buy a whole orchid plant at Rayleys for $20 (And they’re the pretty striped kind!)
I also wanted Loubies, but can’t 1, for price, and 2, I cant wear heels as my groom is already shorter than me and we dont need to add 3 more inches!! 🙂
Post # 11
I am no orchid expert at all, but I checked some prices online, so there seems to be 2 types of orchids that come in a green color. Cybidium, which looks like that is what is in that gorgeous bouquet, which I found at http://www.theflowerexchange.com It looks like you would have to buy 4 bunches of 4 stems with 11+ blossoms, or 16 stems for $134.04 plus shipping costs, or you could buy green mini cybidiums at http://www.wholesale-tropical-flowers.com in either a medium spray for $14.95 each, or large spray for $19.58 each, or you could buy green dendrobium orchids at http://www.1888Orchids.com at 10 stems “Now Only” $49.95 with options to buy 10 additional stems for $24.95, or 20 additional stems for $49.95, but I think the dendrobium flowers are smaller. Anyway, I just thought this info might help you or someone else. Good luck! 🙂 Rhonda
Post # 12
@texaslawgirl- thank you! I hadn’t consider fakes for these. That might actually work to do everything else real and just fake orchids…. do florists ever do that? Or do they make you use all real flowers? I’m not sure I could DIY something more complicated than a single bloom bouquet.
@rlsulli- thank you! You are a master googler. I’m going to bookmark those sites to look into!
Post # 13
Peonies and Dahlias are my dream flowers. Also very $$$.
Post # 14
Sorry for multiple posts!
Post # 15
Hmm maybe you could get the same look with a less expensive orchid? Dendrobium’s come in a similar shade and are MUCH cheaper (~$3 a stem). Or what about buying a stem or two at a local floralist? You would only need a few stems since each has about 8-10 blooms on it.