(Closed) How do flowers hold up on the wedding day?

posted 10 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

We used mini calla lilies for the bouts and they held up really well.  In the bouquets we used roses and mini calla lilies and those also did great. 

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

We’re doing feather and leaf bouts…  After seeing my friend’s bouts crushed after an hour, we decided not to go that route.  We hope there is lots of hugging on wedding day!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

We did mini callas too and they held up just fine.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

wow rosy! you did those yourself? A+

I talked to my florist & I told her I want hydrangeas EVERYWHERE and she basically said don’t do it. Apparently hydrangeas are very hard to work with & can go very droopy very fast! She found some perfect silk hydrangeas (you seriously can’t tell the difference & they were on sale woo!) at Restoration Hardware. She’s going to put them in my bouquet & altar decorations…

Doctor girl has a good point- there’s going to be lots of hugging so the flower needs to be sturdy! I’m actually leaning towards green berries!

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Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Yeah, we had hydrangeas on our cake, in between each tier, and they do not hold up outside of water.  By the time the reception started, the flowers were already turning brown.  🙁  Nobody really noticed, except you can definitely tell in some of our detail shots. 

Also, we used some lavendar which was ok, but didn’t look as great by the end of the night as they did at the beginning of the night.  The delphinium held up well, but roses were by far the best.

Post # 9
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: May 2009

The mini callas & calla lilies hold up great.  Funny story though–I made the mistake of putting the corsages & bouts. in the freezer while we were getting ready.  They were all peruvian lilies–what a mess!!  They were all clumps of brown & grey when we got ready to pin them on.  Luckily there was a garden right outside & we were able to "procure" some pretty nice mini callas. 

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

jacobschar– I don’t understand why would you put them in the freezer. Is this supposed to keep them fresh, I mean flowers beside peruvian lilies? lol 

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

How about mini button poms?  Do those last?

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