Post # 1
Has anyone seen dried hydrangeas and can compare them to fresh? I just met with a potential florist and she mentioned that I should sub fresh hydrangeas for dried hydrangeas. She would dry the flowers in the summer and hang on to them until my wedding in January
She said it was probably the only way as many hydrangeas as I would need would fit within my budget and is certain maybe 2 people would even notice as it’s one of the only flowers that dry almost fresh looking. When I look online it looks ok. I’m trying to weigh my love of hydrangeas and staying within my budget.
Anyone who can vote on whether it would be worth it?
Post # 3
Hydrangeas dry well and have a “vintage” kind of look. They usually look a little darker and have a greyed dusty look. I think there are some preservatives that can retain the color that your florist might know about. We are using fresh hydrangeas in July and I’m just worried about them wilting since they demand so much water! I don’t even know where you would get fresh hydrangeas in January since they are a spring/summer flower.
Post # 4
Thanks! That’s why she wants to dry them in summer. Since they are hard to come by in January and would have to be ordered. I think I’m leaning towards the dried ones. Plus I love vintage.
Post # 5
I think they turn nice colors, but they tend to break very easily since dried flowers are like very thin paper. im not sure they would hold up being handled all day