Post # 1
soo i’ve been reading up on everyone’s fifty flowers.com experience and their steps to DIY flowers. i’m 90% sure this is the way i want to go. i had been talking w/FIL who used to own a flower shop. she said she would be worried about where and how to store so many flowers, especially for the bouquets, if i don’t have a large refrigerator. however, when reading everyone’s trials, the flowers seemed fine in an air conditioned room? what about an open cooler w/ice? i want this to work so much but she kind of put some fear in me! what if i wake up on my wedding day w/ruined bouquets and centerpieces??
looking for tips or first hand experiences. my wedding is in the middle of july, in texas, it will be hot!! is this doable?
Post # 4
Future Sister-In-Law kept hers in a downstairs room with the ac on a little higher. They were down there for a couple days and were beautiful for the wedding!
Post # 5
I think you will be okay. We are ordering from there, but our wedding is in December and we are storing in the garage. A lot of reviewers out there seem to have summer weddings, so they made it work somehow.
I have been to fiftyflowers website and chatted with a specialist. I suggest getting on there and asking them this question. I am sure they can lead you in the right direction.
Post # 6
@Lindsay- i just saw the chatting feature right before i read your reply, thats pretty awesome i think i will definately do that!
@hisbarista- good to know, thank you!!
i want it to work so bad and it all made sense in my mind, then i start telling people my idea, especially those who’ve worked w/flowers before, and they say the flowers must be refrigerated. i’m already going to be taking on quite a bit of DIY flowers if i go this route, so that kinda bursts my confidence level that i’ll be able to pull it off AND keep them alive!
Post # 7
I’m using them for the garden roses for the centerpieces on my tables at the reception! I can’t wait to diy my arrrangements for that! I leave the big arrangements for the florists. If I only had the time….I love to make centerpieces!!!! I’d do the big ones if I just had more time.
50 flowers seems to be a solid company and I love some of the pics of their real brides section using their blooms. That gives me peace of mind 🙂
Post # 8
Check with your venue to see if you can use the refrigerator there. The church I’m using rents its fridge for flower storage.
Post # 9
I used fifty flowers and I just kept all the flowers in buckets with room temp. water and away from direct light. Our wedding was in the middle of May in Florida and the A/C in the house was around 77-78 degrees and they were fine. (I ordered hundreds of roses/garden roses btw)
I would def. NOT put them in ice as that will prob. hinder them opening. The flowers come directly from the farm so they’re very fresh and actually need to open still. I was a bit worried about mine so I ordered them a day later than recommended by the website and they weren’t completely open on the day of our wedding. Also, I’ve heard you’re not supposed to put them in a refrigerator that’s been used for food as that can damage the flowers or something.
Sorry, I tried to include a few more pics, but the uploader stopped working for me. I posted on another threat about fiftyflowers with pictures if you want to see more.
Post # 10
Everything I’ve ever heard (including from my florist) is to never refrigerate flowers in a normal fridge. I would think ice would be similarly damaging unless it was specificially called for in the care instructions. My florist did, however, stress that the fowers must be kept in air conditioning.
I am using a florist for my bouquest, bouts, corsages and then ordered orchids from fiftyflowers.com for the centerpieces. I made a list of all my questions and then called the 1-800 number to make sure I was very clear on everything I wanted to know. I found it helpful and feel comfortable using them!
Post # 11
I used FiftyFlowers.com and the flowers actually stayed outside until I was ready to use them in buckets! Granted it was cool and rainy out.. They were perfectly fine and opened up nicely. So unless its hot I would suggest that as an option too.
Post # 12
thank you thank you thank you everyone, i think i’m gonna go for it!