(Closed) Questions about flowers? Ask them here!

posted 6 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

This is a perfect post for me!   I’m planning to DIY rose bouquets.  I have two questions…

Would I need a finishing spray (i.e. Clear Life Bouquet Perserve or Clear Aquafinish) to keep my rose bouquet from wilting?  Or the Floralife quick dip to keep the flowers hydrated while it is prep’d?

Thank you!

Post # 5
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1274 posts
Bumble bee

Hurrah! Thanks in advance for the help Smile

Since you are from Michigan and pretty close proximity to Toronto – I was wondering what sorts of flowers are generally in season (read – cheaper!) towards the end of January? I’m not looking for anything really specific flower wise but I do want to keep the flower budget kinda on the low end.

I am considering doing a trial run and putting together my bouquets for the wedding. 

Post # 7
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1212 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

You cannot leave this board after your wedding day. Just NO!! You’ve been on fire the last few days!

 

So my hydrangea dilemma from yesterday continues – if i pick some up this weekend what do you feel is the best way to dry them? Although you probably only worked with fresh flowers. I’m trying to figure out whether to use silica or the water drying method. I guess I can try both this weekend but if you prefer one of the other please tell me why!!

 

 

Post # 8
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2105 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

What type of rose is in this bouquet??  I love them!

ETA: do they come in other colors, too?

Post # 9
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1274 posts
Bumble bee

@LindsayMaree:  you’re right! I am thinking I’d like to go with white/ivories, green, and possibly some pink or light pink. The wedding colours are silver, navy and white/ivory. So I’m not opposed to blue flowers or anything but I haven’t seen many that I really loved. 

Post # 11
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418 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Hello!

I want my floral bouquets/reception/ceremony and centerpieces to be somewhat full.  I’d like my main flower to be the star gazer lily with mums, carnations, peonies and a few others.

 

See picture for example.  Bridesmaids and mine will be similiar except mine will be much larger.

 

I am curious to know if I can attempt this DIY.  But I will have a total of 20 centerpieces, 2 ceremony urns with flowers, 6 bridesmaids, my bouquet, 6 groomsmen, grandparents, parents, etc. AHHH.

I like centerpieces like this except with my flowers:

 

Sorry for the large pics!

Post # 13
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1212 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I will let you know about the drying for sure!

 

I’m hoping I can figure out the method that has them being less flimsy as I’m sure they’ll get knocked a few times during my whole wedding gig thing Undecided <– I have no idea what this face is but it looks like how I feel about Sept 14th right now!

Post # 14
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257 posts
Helper bee

What different flowers/greenery is in this bouquet?

 

Post # 15
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245 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Oooh awesome, thank you for offering advice!!!

I want to do my own centerpieces and bouqets and not one person I’ve talked to has said anything positive about it.  They all think I’m nuts! lol.  I only need to make about 8 -10 centerpieces and only have 2 people in my bridal party.  I love flower arranging and really want to do this.

So I am getting married in Boston next July.  It’s at an old Bostonian mansion and I love the look of tropical/bright flowers but not sure it would fit the theme of the old library we are having the ceremony/reception in.  Any suggestions on something (no roses, hate them,  I know I’m weird) that is tropical or bright looking that would look right in an old library.  I am planning on incorporating some of my own tuberose that I grow because I loooove the smell and they are so pretty.

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