Post # 1
i REALLY want to use tulips as a part of my bouquets and centerpieces but numerous people keep telling me that this is a bad idea because they die quickly and especially for the bouquets, they will wilt without water. has anyone used them before for their wedding? what was your experience? Also, my wedding is a fall wedding and I know it is mainly a springtime flower, but have heard that they are also available in the fall… is this not true?
Post # 3
my florist suggested tulips also….she didn’t tell me anything negative about them but she did tell me magnolias die and turn yellow after just a few hours, so I would hope she wouldn’t recommend tulips if they did the same thing!
Post # 4
My friend who is a florist suggested against them as well. She said that there are no guarantees with how tulips will look. Sometimes they’re closed, sometimes they’re open, it depends on the weather and light. So if you just want tulips, and don’t care how open/closed etc they are, it should be OK. They don’t hold up as well as roses or orchids without water….so it also depends on how long you need them out of water…
Post # 5
You’ll probably want to have your florist wire the tulip stems for you, so if they wilt they’ll at least stand up straight instead of drooping over.
Post # 6
i was actually wanting to do my own flowers (am i crazy?) but the more i think about it – i may not be able to. i guess i just felt that tulips are so pretty in themselves, i don’t need anything else extra schmancy fancy. but i am beginning to worry. although i don’t thinki care too much if they are open or closed. i think they are gorgeous both ways. thanks again!
Post # 7
hey pancy! tulips are beautiful, but keep in mind that they’ll be super expensive in the fall, and colors may be limited. you’ll definitely need to wire the stems if you want them to last, and you’ll need to use springtime oasis when making your centerpieces (it’s a little more forgiving than regular oasis).
Post # 8
Pancy, check out long life tulips. A few weeks after I met my FH he gave me a large glass vase with bulbs on the bottom and a few inches of stem sticking up. Gee thanks, right? I added water every few days and within a few weeks I had gorgeous blooms that lasted a few weeks– it was amazing! I kill all plants so if I can do it…. You’d have to wrap ribbons or fabric around the base to hide the bulbs but then you’d have a great centerpiece. I don’t know where he got them but the concept is on bloomaker.com. Good luck!
Post # 9
- Wedding: September 2007 - Restaurant in Burlington
1) tulips can be gotten year round
2) i got married on sept 8th (a "fall" wedding) and had LOTS of tulips
3) see my post "the big party" to see lots of pictures of our tulips. our chuch was filled with tulips — purple and white by the alter and white in tins as the pew decorations. also we had white tulips and white fresia on our tables and our flower girls bouquet was white tulips. they held up pretty well. i say GO FOR IT! they are one of my favorites too 🙂 hope this helped!
PS. they will bow their heads but do so elegantly!