(Closed) Which is more expensive roses or hydrangeas?

posted 7 years ago in Flowers
  • poll: Which are more expensive
    Roses : (13 votes)
    45 %
    Hydrangeas : (16 votes)
    55 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bee Keeper

    If that’s your wedding date, I’m not sure you can even get any at that time of year. Even in bulk orders for DIYers, they sell for about $5.-6.00 a stem.

    Post # 4
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    As a wedding director for a florist, we order hydrangeas often and they are approximately 3-4x as much as a rose.  BUT, think about the size – you would need 9-12 roses to get the same effect.

    Post # 6
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    Buzzing bee

    By stem, hydr

    By bulk effect roses

    Post # 7
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    As a florist myself, I can assure you that hydrangeas are more expesive. Once thought to be a flower that was only available during certain times of the year, the hydrangea is now available for purchase year round. Hydrangeas are beautiful, but they are very high mainenance–they require tons of water.

    You might consider asking your florist to show you other examples of flowers that have the same large, round effect that you’re drawn to with the hydrangeas. There are variations of roses that are quite voluminous, so you wouldn’t be losing the volume you like with the hydrangea.

    I’m definitely using hydrangeas in a majority of the floral designs for my fiance and I’s wedding, because they are FABULOUS! 🙂 Good luck figuring it out!

    Post # 8
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    Bee Keeper

    @Soon2BMrsP818: I’ve had them in my garden for years and they only bloom in the Spring. I’m in NJ, right across the bridge! 🙂

    Florists have access to many kinds of flowers year round, but they always cost more if purchased out of season. I’m not aware of any that are Fall flowering in this area.

    Post # 9
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    68 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    @smyley: You’re right–the prices do increase with some flowers when you buy them out-of-season, but luckily, a large amount of flower shops purchase their flowers from wholesalers who deal with companies in South America and hydrangeas are now grown year-round!
    (I’ve done a large amount of research on this since I want to use them in my own wedding–don’t want to pay any more money than I have to!)

    Post # 10
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2008

    it all depends what kind of hydrangeas and what type of roses you are planning to use. 

    Garden roses can get pretty expensive also but hydrangeas over all are more expensive. 

    If they are imported from Holland depending on shades they can be around $10 a stem. 

    Post # 11
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Hydrangeas are more expensive than roses per stem but because of the bulky nature of the flower head you would require less stems… that is totally a jusdgement call and not knowing how many stems you are atlking about all I can suggest is asking your florist.

    Post # 12
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Have you thought about Crysanthemums? They are in season in October and can be big and fluffy, and run a bit cheaper and come in all sorts of colors. Just a thought. 😉

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