Looking for inspiration for your wedding bouquet in Italy?

Here you can see a gallery of ideas.

We also collected most of the questions we are asked about flowers: which flowers are available? Can I have peonies? can I have Hydrangeas? Can I have less expensive flowers than roses?

We decided to give here a brief guide on how to select your wedding bouquet. Scroll until the end of the images to read the answers to them.

Here below you will see some examples of  wedding bouquets to start.

 

Q Which flowers are available in Italy?

A We can import any flowers from anywhere in the world, we usually can provide the same flowers you can get in Northern America and all over Europe. Some flowers, when in season locally will be less expensive or fresher.

Some examples are Calla-Lilies between April and June or Hydrangeas between April and June and in September, Peonies in May and June. Some flowers have different sizes or different colour depending on the season: Hydrangeas in September are mostly available in greenish/white

Q Can I have Peonies?

A Peonies are very very delicate flowers, they suffer cold and heat, and they are in season only between May and June. If the summer is particularly “non hot” they can still be found in July. Peonies can be ordered around the world all year round, but because the trip is long and the climate they find here is not optimal they will likely:

  • Cost 3 to 4 times than when in season
  • 1/2 of the peonies the florist will order for you, will not be usable because they are delivered closed and simply will not open or open too much due to the temperatures they find here.
  • Wilt after 1 hour out of the florist shop

So Peonies are good only between May and early July. Forget them in any other month, unless you are very unlucky with the weather :).

Remember also that Peonies are very much scented, and making a centrepiece with them mainly will ruin the food tasting.

Q I absolutely want Peonies! Can I have them?

A Peonies may be replaced by English Roses. English Roses are very expensive but somewhat more resistant and more available throughout the year. Be prepared to increase the budget allocated for flowers though.

Q Can I have Hydrangeas?

A Hydrangeas are lovely, they are available from late April to the end of September and even until early October sometimes. Some of the most bright colours are only available from May to July. At the end of the season a white/greenish variety is the most common.

Hydrangeas are NOT GOOD for BOUQUETS, as they need water 24×7, if they are used for a bouquet they will wilt after 1 hour from when they are taken out of water. So remember to plan Hydrangeas for compositions where they can soak water all the time.

Q Can I have less expensive flowers than Roses?

A Roses are not the most expensive flowers, despite the common thinking. Especially if in season (pls note: Common Roses, not English Roses). Consider that flowers and greenery, when in season, have more or less all the same cost per area covered.

Q I love country, inexpensive, long table decorations, how much will it cost?

A Long tables will normally need more decorations than a rounded table. You will need to create a “rail”, or “line” of decorations to give the effect you may have seen on magazines, without leaving empty spaces and filling everything with flowers, tea-lights and other decorations.  Besides the “country effect” is just an “effect”, because, as said, the cost of flowers is similar by are covered, thus the cost to decorate a long rectangular table will be likely higher than the one needed to decorate rounded tables.