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My Maid/Matron of Honor has allergies, and I’m trying to find ideas for flowers and centrepieces that aren’t going to leave her sneezing through the ceremony. I don’t want to go with silk flowers unless it’s absolutely necessary. Any ideas would be MUCH appreciated.
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@Shannanicorn: I would ask her which flowers she is allergic to.
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Post # 5
Unfortunately, she has no idea – it seems like every time she goes to get allergy tested, they find something new, lol.
thanks for the info strawbabies, I’m going to send that list to her as well!
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Found this useful info online about Hypoallergenic Flowers:
While no flowers are considered hypoallergenic, there are varieties that are less potent to people who have allergies. The rule is usually if the bee has to climb into the flower to get to the pollen it is more likely that pollen won’t have as much freedom to contaminate the air that can cause those allergies to bloom. Although most allergens are from the pollen, some are also triggered by fragrances which can come from pollen.
These flowers are the least likely to cause allergic reactions:
Hydrangea Lilies, asiatic only (anthers have been pulled) Roses Orchids – dendrobium, phalaenopsis, mokara, oncidium Hypericum (coffee, non-blooming varieties) Carnation Dahlia Iris Tropical flowers – anthurium, heleconia
These flowers have some pollen/fragrance:
Tulips Daffodils Chrsanthemums – the double varieties Gypsophillia – double varieties
Post # 8
The second my Fiance gets me flowers (almost always lilies since they’re my favorite) I cut out the stamen to avoid my daughter from having a sneeze attack. I’d hate to said it, but if your heart is stuck on real flowers for your center piece you might have to run a trial period with your Maid/Matron of Honor. Best of luck!