Post # 1
I’m thinking of DIY-ing the arrangement on my sweetheart table. I’d like to casually lay some callas on the table top but I’ve read that they drip lots of sap and are dead within 4 hours outside of water. Has anyone had any experience with cut callas that can’t be displayed with water picks? Please let me know if they do drip, if they’re wilted within 4 hours outside water and if you had any success in trying to keep them alive.
Post # 3
I did 90% of the flowers DIY including about 250 mini callas.
Callas are very hardy and won’t die in 4 hours. They will look the same for almost a week!
Callas like most flowers will drip and drain when they are cut and left in the open. Professional florists can seal the ends of flowers with wax. There are two things you can do.
1.) Put the callas in something. I’m assuming you want the flowers to be low so you can put them in a short vase or basket. I’ve always liked the look of a few callas in a fishbowl look.
2.) You can the flowers a day ahead and keep in a refrigerator. The ends will be dried out by the time of the wedding and you will have little to no secretions. That is what we did for the callas on the back of our chairs:
Also, have you gotten any quotes on the cost of callas. They are very expensive compared to other flowers, that is why I went DIY. We got them from a local greenery that I found a farmer’s market. You may want to check out something like that. For more pictures of our DIY flowers you can see my knot bio:
I did all of the Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets which were callas and all of the bouts and corsages which were also callas. I did the centerpieces too but they weren’t callas. : )
Good luck! Let me know if you have any questions.