(Closed) Flowers to avoid

posted 8 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Hydrangeas.

A lot of people say to avoid them because they wilt and need to be very hydrated. However, I DIYed my flowers and used hydrangeas with little/no problems. The major issue I had with them was that they arrived a day early but that wasn’t the flowers fault and I think they would have been slightly “healthier” if arrived on time. I can’t think of any other ones right now…

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

If it’s super hot outside, then hydrangeas can be very fragile.

If you use lilies, make sure you take the ‘poop’ off of them (the pollen pods).

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I used hydrangeas and they worked perfect.  It was June in Florida too.  My BM’s had just hydrangeas in their bouquets and we just had vases with water for them at the reception.  Worked perfect!  

Post # 7
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173 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Good idea for a post- I’m excited to see what suggestions people have!

Post # 8
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463 posts
Helper bee

There are certain types of lilies, especially if there’s a long stamen or colored stem in the center of the flower, that will stain your dress or anything it comes in contact with (like your hands).

Also, gardenias are very fragile. If you touch the bloom anywhere, it will turn brown within a couple of minutes.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

If you don’t have a *must have* flower, I would try to go for flowers that are in season locally. Whenever you have a lot of transporation or extreme weather differences, flowers will struggle a little bit.

That being said, florists have the networks and ability to get practically anything these days so you can still have a tropical flower in the middle of winter 🙂

Post # 10
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Helper bee

Edited – holy double post Batman

Post # 12
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648 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@PinkPinstripes: I have always heard that they can get just about anything these days, but when I went around I couldn’t get anyone to order ranunculus for my April wedding. They all wanted me to use roses, orchids, and stephanotis.

Post # 13
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Wannabee

@Winter12:

If hydrangea stems have been dipped in special solution, they will be OK out of water for about 3-4 hours in the heat.  Just keep bouquets in water until ceremony, then plop them back in for the reception, they will be fine.  If hydrangeas are in foam for centerpieces, or in water, will be OK.  Sweet peas and anemones are hard to keep fresh in an outdoor summer ceremony – especially the anemones, they will turn inside out almost immediately if its hot.  Advice is from a florist….

Post # 14
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Wannabee

@Winter12:

If hydrangea stems have been dipped in special solution, they will be OK out of water for about 3-4 hours in the heat.  Just keep bouquets in water until ceremony, then plop them back in for the reception, they will be fine.  If hydrangeas are in foam for centerpieces, or in water, will be OK.  Sweet peas and anemones are hard to keep fresh in an outdoor summer ceremony – especially the anemones, they will turn inside out almost immediately if its hot.  Advice is from a florist….

@reinab505:

ranunculous is healthiest in the fall, it gets pricey out of season….it was maybe a budget issue rather than availability.  I can always get them, but out of season they are smallish so you have to use a lot more.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@scentsationalsusan: Thank you! No one told me that and it makes sense because I live in a small town. They just said they couldn’t get them and kept suggesting the roses and such even when I told them I didn’t want those flowers.

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