If you’re planning a wedding or just staying up to date on the flower trends, you have probably heard that lush, full flowers are in this year… Well, what if you want that full, fluffy look, but just don’t think it can fit into your budget?… Guess what? It can! Here are some of the suggestions that we recommend when you crave that Champagne look, but only have the budget for Prosecco… 😉
1. Hydrangeas = Carnations
Hydrangeas are gorgeous flowers and they do give you quite a bit of flower for your money. They are comprised of small, four petal blooms, clustered together to form that large, fluffy shaped head. So, by the time you use several Carnations to make one Hydrangea, their prices are comparable, but Hydrangeas can be delicate and sometimes difficult to work with, so, you can make it easy with Carnations! To do this, cluster 9-11 (or less if you really wanna save) Carnations together and wrap a rubber band around the stems, near the heads, to keep them together…I can hardly tell the difference in the examples above, can you?!
2. Dahlias = Dahlia Style Mums (Cremons/Cushions)
Dahlias are gorgeous focal flowers, but they are seasonal and can be pricey, starting at about $129.99 for 30 stems. But don’t fret, we now carry Dahlia Style Cushion and Cremon Mums! These Dahlia Style flowers are smaller than Dahlias, but they feature anywhere from 3-5 blooms on each stem giving you lots of beautiful blooms to work with, and you can get 12 bunches (approx. 72-96 stems) for less than $100! Now that is a deal! You can find our Dahlia Style flowers in our Daisy and Pom category and our Mum and Spider Mum category!
3. Peonies = Garden Roses
If you read our blog, you probably have heard me mention this substitute quite a few times, but we can’t leave it out of this list! Peonies are a wedding favorite and are predicted to be the wedding flower of the year for the 3rd year in a row, but they are also the priciest flower of all, and can be very seasonal (although FiftyFlowers has a unique program where we can get you Peonies almost all year long!). So, if you want the look and feel of Peonies but can’t afford their hefty price tag, then take a look at our Garden Roses! Garden Roses come in a large selection of colors, and have similar petal heavy, full, and fluffy looks. Look for Peony Garden Roses to really mimic the real thing! I can guarantee that some people won’t even know the difference!
4. Ranunculus = Spray Roses
The last substitute we will discuss today is for the Ranunculus Flower. Ranunculus Flowers have much smaller bloom sizes than some of the other flowers we have covered today, but they still pack a petal heavy punch! Layers of tissue-like petals give this flower a delicate, feminine feel, perfect for adding texture or filling in space around your focal blooms, while keeping that lush look. To create the same look for less, try using Spray Roses or Garden Mini Roses! Spray Roses have a similar bloom size, feature 3-5 blooms per stem, can also have lots of petal layers, come in a large assortment of colors, and are less expensive! While Ranunculus start at $129.99 for 50 stems, you can get 8 bunches (approx. 60-80 stems) of Spray Roses for only $109.99!
I hope you enjoyed the first of our flower substitutions! Stay tuned for more to come! And, if you need help planning your wedding flowers, make an appointment to chat with Violet today! Just call 1-877-507-6737 or use our live chat at FiftyFlowers.com to schedule!