Peonies are one of the most classic and popular wedding flowers to date. There fullness and simplicity make them perfect for bouquets and centerpieces. Any one who loves peonies knows that they also come at a hefty price, even when in season. The price can detour brides from using them, even when they love them. The above bouquet was made using garden roses. Garden roses are the perfect substitute for peonies, The size and shape mimic the peony and to the naked eye it might be hard to detect the differences. Choosing an experienced and knowledgeable designer to design your wedding flowers not only will save you money, but will insure your flowers are perfect.