(Closed) Having a breakdown over flowers(hydrangeas) :( advice please!

posted 8 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Have you spoken to a florist about this? They do all kinds of things like treat the flowers with different things that make them last longer and not get discoloured. They can also give you a better idea of how you can realistically expect the flowers to last and how they will behave in the heat etc. Hydrangea is used plenty in bouquets so people MUST be treating them some how to prevent the deterioration. I’d speak to a florist and see what they say.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee

I am also worried about this as we want cut hydrangea for our centerpieces. I did a test run of them in no water in July heat and of the 4 heads I had, 2 lasted through the day and 2 died. I am thinking we will need to use the floral foam that holds water in order to keep them alive but this still worries me as our centerpieces will need to be set up at 9am and our reception does not start until 5 so they have a long time sitting in a potentially hot tent.

Post # 5
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Newbee

We used hydrangeas in the bridesmaid bouquets & centerpieces for my daughter’s wedding in late June. The temps were very high for several days before & day of wedding. The flowers arrived 2 days before the wedding & held up REALLY WELL! I prepped them immediately upon their arrival & we set up the bouquets & centerpieces the night before the wedding. We stayed in a hotel on the venue property the night before so we brought the flowers w/ us & kept them in the hotel rooms. I had a spray bottle & misted them several times through the night & in the am. Also kept the ac on room temp about 68 degrees. The flowers stayed up well & lasted over a week after the wedding.

If hydrangeas appear to be dehydrated or wilted prematurely then you should completely submerge them heads & all in buckets of water for a few minutes & they should fluff right up.

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