Post # 1
Hi bees! I am trying to think of a way to display my bouquets sideways on our head table, that way you can see more of the flowers from the front, but still keep them watered so they don’t dry out. Any ideas or suggestions? Has someone done this before? Or should I just lay them on their side without water and hope for the best? I’m using hydrangeas, stargazer lilies and oriental lilies.
Thanks in advance for any ideas or suggestions!
Post # 3
Are you having flowers for your centerpeices as well? I am just putting the flowers upright in vases, I think it will still be pretty. I don’t think people would notice the difference either way, and I want to keep my flowers fresh. Maybe you could find some sort of fancy dish that they would fit into.
Post # 4
@seaturtle09: I’d just lay them down and not worry about the water. Odds are your reception is not going to be long enough for them to wilt significantly.
Post # 5
I agree…they’re sturdy flowers compared to others.
You can always ask a florist?
My BM’s and I just used small vases for ours. Worked well enough… every now and then I took mine out and placed them on the table so the flowers would perk up again.
Post # 6
@funkyone8604: I have other centrepieces for the tables, just using the bouquets for the head table. I’ll probably display them upwards if I have to, but a deeper dish could work, thanks for the suggestion!
@LGenz: I do have a 2-3hr gap between the ceremony and reception, but I guess if I try to keep them watered during the break they could make it through most of the reception without any.
Post # 7
We just laid all our bouquets facing outward on our sweetheart table. Think of it like this: While you’re getting married taking pictures etc they’re not in water – they will survive for the length of the reception as well. I actually forgot to put my bouquet in water on our wedding night an it will still gorgeous and in tact the morning after, and I had peonies!
Hydrangeas are known to wilt easily, especially in heat, but if your florist cuts them correctly and they’re in water up until you get married, I see no problem with it.
Post # 8
@Mrs.Anchors: yea, I’m asking the florist as well, but I figured if it was doable someone on the bee would know how since there are some very crafty bees! Good to know they are sturdy flowers! Thanks!
Post # 9
@MrsMaine: Gorgeous photo! Love the frame in there too! I do have an August wedding so the heat is a bit of a concern. I guess while in transport from the ceremony to the pictures and to the reception we can put them in water. Good to know your peonies lasted that long. Thanks for the picture and the advice!
Post # 10
The flowers should be conditioned before the bouquet is made. They are then kept in wtaer and cool till the last minute, so they should be ok to last the duration of the reception.
If you want to hedge your bets you could try these slanted vases
They will probably have to turn the bouquet a couple of times as only the bottom stems would be in the water. They would also have to ensure they dry off the bouquet at the end of the evening when they pick it up so they don’t get water spots on their dresses.
Post # 11
ask your florist about water packs, our florist is adding water packs to all the bouquets for about $10/bouquet so we don’t have to worry about getting them in water. i’ve been told that they’ll put the flowers in water packs and then wrap the ribbons around it
Post # 12
I have worked with flowers for a long time and for the day of they arent going to dry out in that amount of time. I think they will be fine.