(Closed) Tulips

posted 8 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I really like tulips, and I have seen them as centerpieces looking very pretty. They were closed, but I dont see the big deal if they open. This florist is just trying to guide you I guess so you are not surprised. 

Post # 4
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1189 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I’m using them!  They only have to last one day 🙂

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I had intended on using tulips and my florist told me this as well.  Pretty much she said that if I am particular about the shape of my bouguet and want to it remain just as for the day then I should pick a less delicate flower.  She told me that if I did not care about the flowers changing their look – as in opening or flopping to one side then she would have no problem with doing tulips.  Good to know this I guess so it wont be a surprise the day of! 🙂

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I really don’t care much about flowers, but Tulips have been my favorite FOREVER. I have even planted bulbs in my yard this fall so they will come up in the spring. With that said, if I was having a spring wedding, or even summer if they were still in season, I would have totally gone with tulips…closed ones, one ones, droopy ones…who cares!

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’m hoping to have tulips but we’re DIY-ing our flowers. My mom plans on keeping them in water right up until we cut them. But I am not very concerned with them opening, I think they’ll look pretty that way.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

yup – i heard the same thing from both florists i met with – they had no problem putting tulips in the centerpieces but neither was crazy about the idea of having them in a bouquet.

i guess when you see them in magazines, they just have to make it look good for a photograph, not actually carry those suckers around all day! very sneaky, modern bride…

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

they do open rather quickly, especially if its warm and sunny out.  when they open, they tend to not look like tuplips anymore.  i have noticed that in bouquets they are usually packed tight enough that they dont have room to open…

Post # 10
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3332 posts
Sugar bee

We used tulips and I didn’t notice a big problem with them.  We DIYed our bouquets and received the tulips a couple of days before the wedding.  We just put them in the flower food/water solution that we stored all the flowers in before the bouquets were assembled.  Honestly, they were a little more wilted by the end of the night than the rest of my flowers, but they stayed great throughout the day.  We used all white flowers too, so I didn’t notice any color changes either.  They photographed just fine and didn’t flop from side to side.  Of course, there might be a difference because we assembled our own bouquets and did them the morning of the wedding.  If they were assmbled more in advance, that might be different.

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