(Closed) What white flowers give you the best bang for your buck?

posted 4 years ago in Flowers
  • poll: White white flower gives you the best bang for your buck?
    Baby's breath : (6 votes)
    11 %
    White daisies : (1 votes)
    2 %
    Hydrangea : (25 votes)
    47 %
    Mums : (0 votes)
    Roses : (9 votes)
    17 %
    Dahlias : (2 votes)
    4 %
    Other (comment please--I can put it in the poll!) : (1 votes)
    2 %
    Carnations : (9 votes)
    17 %
  • Post # 3
    1164 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    @MrsRevolutionize:  I would think Hydrangeas because they are large flowers, which means that you don’t need that much to achieve a full, round look. I would also think roses too because they’re so popular, but don’t quote me

    Post # 5
    910 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I used some hydrangeas in my bouquets…… they didn’t hold up as well as I at hoped….. Once they are cut they seem to have an issue absorbing water……

    My roses and calla lilies really survived the day……

    Have you considered carnations, snap dragons, calla lilies and star gazers?

    Post # 6
    4035 posts
    Honey bee

    @MrsRevolutionize:  I personally love white carnations and they are quite cheap. I bought 150 of them for $72 from Sam’s club. Here’s a few of our wedding day pics…

    Post # 8
    1508 posts
    Bumble bee

    Hydrangeas are expensive, and they wilt very quickly. I was a Bridesmaid or Best Man recently and our bouquets were mostlye hydrangea and we tried to put them in the vases of water and much as possible but they just got brown and shrivelled up by te end of the night.

    Baby’s breath is going to be least expnsive, and depending on what you a re looking for in terms of colour, you could have them sprayed in metallics as well. My florist is doing this for our centrpieces (just a mockup)


    I think that carnations would look really nice too, when they are colour blocked clumped as balls like this:


    Post # 10
    203 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I used hydrangea’s I ordered from Sam’s club and they were awesome! Very large, easy to work with, lasted forever! I gave away the flowers to friends and family the following day and loved getting pics of them 2 weeks post wedding showing the flowers still alive and well! As a bride who did her own flowers, I have to tell you, in my findings baby’s breath is no longer a cost effective alternative. I was shocked by the cost per bunch! Something to consider….

    Post # 12
    3283 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I had hydrangeas, roses, and snapdragons in my (relatively inexpensive) bouquet. We also bought some baby’s breath to use for decor–it wasn’t too expensive, but it does have a slightly strong odor that not all find pleasant.

    Here’s my bouquet:

    Also, have you thought about using a lot/mostly greenery for your decor? It’s very inexpensive and lovely! I don’t have any pro pics of our dinner tables back yet, which used almost all greenery and candles, but it looked something like this:

    Obviously that’s very winter-y, but I’m sure you could do something lovely and ornate for August!

    Post # 13
    1979 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    @MrsRevolutionize:  A friend of mine used mostly hydrangea when she did her own flowers- they are so big so you don’t need as many- only 3 or so is enough for a bridesmaid bouquet. She used them for the centerpieces too for fullness, and just added a couple other flowers to them- definitely cost effective. We bought her flowers wholesale at a flower mart, so that saved a TON of money too! 

    Post # 14
    773 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014 - Gold Hill Gardens

    I voted carnations – I saw a pin that showed how you can take 5 carnations and tie them together just below the flower and make them look like peonies . . . I am *definitely* going to give that a try! I love hydrangeas, but they wilt SO FAST . . . Definitely not for a June wedding on the Summer Solstice in central/northern CA (for me).

    Post # 16
    3283 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    @MrsRevolutionize:  Gosh, you know, I’m not sure! We bought some ferns at a local farmer’s market, and then some rosemary at the grocery store, lol, and also it was just super-easy to find winter greens (like fir, pine) because it was January. Hopefully someone who knows more than me will be able to answer this for you!

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