Post # 1
My florist has made it a point (twice) that tulips are very delicate, open quickly, etc. and yet I keep seeing them as a traditional flower for weddings…I don’t care if they open…Has anyone used tulips and had a bad experience with them??
Post # 3
I really like tulips, and I have seen them as centerpieces looking very pretty. They were closed, but I dont see the big deal if they open. This florist is just trying to guide you I guess so you are not surprised.
Post # 4
I’m using them! They only have to last one day 🙂
Post # 5
I had intended on using tulips and my florist told me this as well. Pretty much she said that if I am particular about the shape of my bouguet and want to it remain just as for the day then I should pick a less delicate flower. She told me that if I did not care about the flowers changing their look – as in opening or flopping to one side then she would have no problem with doing tulips. Good to know this I guess so it wont be a surprise the day of! 🙂
Post # 6
I really don’t care much about flowers, but Tulips have been my favorite FOREVER. I have even planted bulbs in my yard this fall so they will come up in the spring. With that said, if I was having a spring wedding, or even summer if they were still in season, I would have totally gone with tulips…closed ones, one ones, droopy ones…who cares!
Post # 7
I’m hoping to have tulips but we’re DIY-ing our flowers. My mom plans on keeping them in water right up until we cut them. But I am not very concerned with them opening, I think they’ll look pretty that way.
Post # 8
yup – i heard the same thing from both florists i met with – they had no problem putting tulips in the centerpieces but neither was crazy about the idea of having them in a bouquet.
i guess when you see them in magazines, they just have to make it look good for a photograph, not actually carry those suckers around all day! very sneaky, modern bride…
Post # 9
they do open rather quickly, especially if its warm and sunny out. when they open, they tend to not look like tuplips anymore. i have noticed that in bouquets they are usually packed tight enough that they dont have room to open…
Post # 10
We used tulips and I didn’t notice a big problem with them. We DIYed our bouquets and received the tulips a couple of days before the wedding. We just put them in the flower food/water solution that we stored all the flowers in before the bouquets were assembled. Honestly, they were a little more wilted by the end of the night than the rest of my flowers, but they stayed great throughout the day. We used all white flowers too, so I didn’t notice any color changes either. They photographed just fine and didn’t flop from side to side. Of course, there might be a difference because we assembled our own bouquets and did them the morning of the wedding. If they were assmbled more in advance, that might be different.