(Closed) floral refridgerator

posted 9 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
2007 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Ventilation, maybe but as long as you can adjust the temperature and it’s only for a couple days I think you should be fine.  If you have a cool basement that may work just as well.  And you’re right about the fruit (tomatos especially) speeding up the flowers’ aging process definitely keep all of that very separate.

Post # 4
10218 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

A cooler on ice may work fine as well. How long are you planning on storing them?

Post # 5
3526 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I actually just did a bouquet mock trial this past weekend. We have an extra fridge in the garage that is kept pretty cold, it’s our “beer fridge”. Hehe. But anyhoo, there’s nothing in there besides beverages and that’s where I kept the flowers/bouquet. Four days later it’s still going strong. Keep changing the water daily, give it plant food/antibacterial, and trim the stems a little daily (recommended is only every 3 days). And remember best storing temp varies by flower species as well.

And I actually might test the cooler on ice in a couple months bc if we end up buying the flowers local to where we live it’ll have to travel 8hrs by car in August heat to get to the wedding!

Post # 6
1980 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I’d just caution against getting them too cold. I know one of the bees had a flower disaster when she left her bouquet in the fridge that was set to a temp that was colder than it should have been- the air killed alllll of her flowers! When in doubt, err on the side of a “warmer” fridge than a colder one.

Post # 7
56 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

My BIL is a florist and told me that flowers should not be stored in a refrigerator cooler than 42 degrees or they will freeze.  If you store them in a regular fridge then take them out they will get all droopy.  He said that you can get your flowers a couple of days before the wedding leave them in water at room temperature to open up then store them in the fridge set at 42 degrees.  Hope this helps


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