Post # 1
Okay, so we’re having a destination wedding next month and I’ve been finalizing with all of our vendors. With our destination florist I had arranged to have a bouquet of mango calla lilies and orange tiger lilies with a tiger lily in my hair.
So I venture off to my final florist meeting for the reception that will take place at home when we return from our honeymoon. He did NOT recommend having tiger lilies in my hair because they are very thin and don’t always hold up very well. He suggested that I use just the calla lily in my hair instead.
So I relay this message back down to my destination florist and he says that he doesn’t recommend this at all.
Can someone PLEASE help me?! Have you used either of these flowers in your hair? How did they hold up?
Post # 3
Hm. I had an orchid in my hair which looked PERFECT when I pulled it out at the end of the night. I would agree that a tiger lilly wouldn’t do so well. Have you ever gotten a bouquet from a florist with a tiger lily in it? I find the petals crease/break really easily and can look beat up pretty quickly. If you’re not crazy about the calla lily, I’d ask him what else he would suggest.
Post # 4
yeah the tiger lillies are always the first ones to die off.
Post # 5
Blah, I’m so confused! Why did my destination florist think a tiger lily was okay but not a calla lily??
Post # 6
Probably because he hasn’t dealt with tiger lilies in the hair? Or because it’s what you want and his goal is to make you happy?
If you want a tiger lily, why not look for a silk one?
Post # 7
If you’re dealing with white calla lilies, they can be a real pain the butt…. they bruise and mark horribly easy. That said, with the colored ones they don’t show the marks as easily… where as with lilies, they just tend to wilt quicker. So maybe your destination florist recommended against calla lilies based on experience working with the traditional whites?
Post # 8
What about getting a few Tiger Lilly’s for your hair if thats what you really want? Use one for the ceremony, then after swap in a new one, and then later in the evening when you take a bathroom break put in a new one! Maybe not the most simple thing but it would give you the look you wanted.
Post # 9
lol and I picked flowers because I thought they would be more simple than a veil lol