(Closed) flower question

posted 11 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

my florist suggested tulips also….she didn’t tell me anything negative about them but she did tell me magnolias die and turn yellow after just a few hours, so I would hope she wouldn’t recommend tulips if they did the same thing!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

My friend who is a florist suggested against them as well.  She said that there are no guarantees with how tulips will look.  Sometimes they’re closed, sometimes they’re open, it depends on the weather and light.     So if you just want tulips, and don’t care how open/closed etc they are, it should be OK. They don’t hold up as well as roses or orchids without water….so it also depends on how long you need them out of water…

Post # 5
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Helper bee

You’ll probably want to have your florist wire the tulip stems for you, so if they wilt they’ll at least stand up straight instead of drooping over.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

hey pancy! tulips are beautiful, but keep in mind that they’ll be super expensive in the fall, and colors may be limited. you’ll definitely need to wire the stems if you want them to last, and you’ll need to use springtime oasis when making your centerpieces (it’s a little more forgiving than regular oasis).

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2008

Pancy, check out long life tulips. A few weeks after I met my FH he gave me a large glass vase with bulbs on the bottom and a few inches of stem sticking up. Gee thanks, right? I added water every few days and within a few weeks I had gorgeous blooms that lasted a few weeks– it was amazing! I kill all plants so if I can do it…. You’d have to wrap ribbons or fabric around the base to hide the bulbs but then you’d have a great centerpiece. I don’t know where he got them but the concept is on bloomaker.com. Good luck!

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2007 - Restaurant in Burlington

1) tulips can be gotten year round

2) i got married on sept 8th (a "fall" wedding) and had LOTS of tulips

3) see my post "the big party" to see lots of pictures of our tulips.  our chuch was filled with tulips — purple and white by the alter and white in tins as the pew decorations.  also we had white tulips and white fresia on our tables and our flower girls bouquet was white tulips.  they held up pretty well. i say GO FOR IT!  they are one of my favorites too 🙂  hope this helped!

PS.  they will bow their heads but do so elegantly!

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