Post # 1
Ok so im crying stressing over this whole flower thing. ughh. anyway.. here it goes(my venting) so i went to the store today and got 3 heads of white hydrangeas. I was looking around the store for about 30 min. the flowers were not in water for the time i was walking around. I kinda started noticing the flowers were starting to get a little “old look” meaning they were turning a bit brown. But nothing too bad. So then i put them in my car and drove home.
About an 1hour and 30min later i get home. I notice the flowers are looking dull already. So then i put them in water as soon as i got home.
This made me want to do more research on hydrangeas. I have seen so many forums of people saying hydrangeas are delicate and that they will dull right away when not in water or in heat.
So im freaking out because my weddings in September and its probably going to be hott and im guessing they are going to look ugly after being outside right???
so now im thinking… maybe if i put a water tube for the flowers and then wrapped it in ribbon. But will the heat kill the flowers??
Also for the cake we wanted to put real heads of hydrangea on there and now i dont think the heads will live past like an hour. and i dont want it to get ugly rigght away. So i have to change the flower i used on the cake..or figure something out. ahhhh.
anyone know of any silk flower sites?? maybe if i use silk??
thanks for reading… im just all stressed!!
Post # 3
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
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
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.