(Closed) White Wedding Flowers in August…..Need Your Opinions Please

posted 10 years ago in Flowers
Post # 4
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Worker bee

I am getting green roses in early August.  Don’t know where you are at but Peterkort Roses http://www.peterkortroses.com/ is where I am getting ours from. I know they carry the garden roses in late Aug as well.  Maybe have your florist call them to see if they can ship outside of Portland.  The garden roses come in a bunch of 10 and they are only $14/bunch right now, don’t know what they will be in late Aug. If you find a source for peonies, take into consideration that they might not hold up as well in the August heat (again depending on where you are at).   

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I’m using dahlias for my August wedding. They will be in peak season.

I don’t know much about the floral industry, but it may be that your florist can’t afford to get out-of-season flowers and stay within your negotiated budget.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I’m not sure why you can’t have peonies..

 

  http://www.fiftyflowers.com sells peonies year round.. although they are semi expensive.  They also have garden roses.

 

  I would order them online and arrange yourself of have the florist do it.  I would question the people who are telling you this.   

 

http://www.flowerwholesale.com/Default.asp?Categ=Peony 

 

  you can also get them there but the shipping is sort of high. 
 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I interviewed 4 florists, and each said something completely different about flowers that they would be able to get. Each time, I countered with "well, I can find this online for this much…" and somehow, the florists’ story changes! I think part of the problem is that the florist doesn’t want to be responsible if a particular flower isn’t up to par (quality-wise) because it’s out of season. Also, are you on a tight budget? Peonies and garden roses are oretty expensive out of season. As far as I know, most florists aren’t tied to one distributor/grower (I know that the one I decided to go with had to call around to a number of distributors get white snowberries for me in September).

Just a few thoughts!

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2008

You can get any flower you want year round, it’s just a matter of how much you are willing to pay for an out of season flower. Peonies out of season cost between $400- $600 where in season I have bought them for about $10-$15 for 20 stems. Imported are more expensive, I think I got like 10 stems for $20 or so.

If they come and they don’t open or come in not so great condition then if she must make something out of it, and they don’t look good, it’s her name on the line.Maybe this is why she is hesitant.

 Most florist don’t have one grower but if you want them and are determined maybe you can purchase them and have them shipped to her? 

Good luck! 

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

If they are out of season or something and cost too much, would you consider silk(fake) flowers?  Angel’s Accents is a really reputable company alot of girls on The Knot go through, I’m having a Destination Wedding and since peonies are out of season in Mexico then and are really expensive I’m going through Angel’s Accents instead.  Just an option to consider, hope that helps!

Post # 10
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Wannabee

I wanted peonies as well but was worried about the quality in August.

 

We are using white lisianthus instead which looks (IMO) like a cross between a peony and rose.

 

GL! 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

Hydrangea are really durable flowers.  My best friend had them for her bouquet with no problems what so ever.  I mean yes, after being out of water for 8 hours they will wilt… but just put them in a clear glass vase with some water when you get to your reception- it will look pretty… also it’s not like you carry them all night.

 

  Do what you like- don’t let opinions change your mind.  That’s one thing I really regret about the wedding planning process… I am too easily swayed to make people happy.   

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I’m sorry but that’s absolutely ridiculous. If you want, PM me with your email and I’ll show you a picture of a white bouquet (roses, hydrangeas, baby’s breath) that I made for my FSIL’s wedding on August 18, 2007.

Ask your florist if she can get Akito roses. Though not diamond white, they’re much more white than cream. I ordered 600 of them last August for FSIL’s wedding.

Why are vendors so difficult!?

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I am using an all white color scheme for my wedding in two weeks. My bouquet is ivory roses and anna roses, my bridesmaids is ivory an d white roses and all my centerpieces are white  flowers, Hydrangeas and roses. Hope that helps!

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Too bad it’s been difficult getting the flowers you want…

My Future Sister-In-Law got married in October and had an all white bouquet with white dahlias and it looks gorgeous — really full and fluffy (dahlias come in lots of shapes and sizes).

GOOD LUCK!

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