how long can I wait…

posted 3 years ago in DIY
  • poll: What day should I start making bouquets?
    Thursday : (3 votes)
    25 %
    Friday : (9 votes)
    75 %
  • Post # 3
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    306 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    There are a few factors that come in when planning on making your own bouquets, as real flowers go bad and quick if not reserved correctly. Also do you need time for the flowers to open? What kind are you planning to use? That will give a better estimate when to make. 

    Post # 4
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    2696 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I would make them tonight if you have time to store them and also if they aren’t fully bloomed. Then I’d just store them in a cool dark room or closet.

    Post # 5
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    1167 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @blushingTXbride:  Im a worrier who would hate for them to go a bit funky, so I would do them friday afternoon! 🙂 Awesome bonding time for you and bridemaids with some bubbly to enjoy the day before? 😀

    Im making our centrepieces and though they really arent hard, they will wilt at the edges if I do them any earlier than the day, so I will have FMIL and some friends to make them day-of 🙂

    Post # 6
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    8426 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I did my own flowers for my wedding and I ordered the flowers to come in 2 days before.  When they arrived, I cut the stems, trimmed off leaves/thorns and placed them in water so they could rehydrate for at least 15 hours.  The next day, I assembled the bouquets (I didn’t do bouts or corsages) and placed those in water (about 2-3 inches deep) keeping the stems long enough so that I would be able to trim another 3 inches off the bottom just before the ceremony (so that your bouquets don’t drip).  I did not refrigerate, but I kept them in a cool place and set my thermostat to 70F.

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