(Closed) how do you keep bouquets watered on their side?

posted 7 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Are you having flowers for your centerpeices as well?  I am just putting the flowers upright in vases, I think it will still be pretty.  I don’t think people would notice the difference either way, and I want to keep my flowers fresh.  Maybe you could find some sort of fancy dish that they would fit into.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

@seaturtle09: I’d just lay them down and not worry about the water. Odds are your reception is not going to be long enough for them to wilt significantly.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@LGenz:

I agree…they’re sturdy flowers compared to others.

You can always ask a florist? 

 

My BM’s and I just used small vases for ours. Worked well enough… every now and then I took mine out and placed them on the table so the flowers would perk up again. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Double Post

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

We just laid all our bouquets facing outward on our sweetheart table. Think of it like this: While you’re getting married taking pictures etc they’re not in water – they will survive for the length of the reception as well. I actually forgot to put my bouquet in water on our wedding night an it will still gorgeous and in tact the morning after, and I had peonies!

Hydrangeas are known to wilt easily, especially in heat, but if your florist cuts them correctly and they’re in water up until you get married, I see no problem with it.

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

The flowers should be conditioned before the bouquet is made. They are then kept in wtaer and cool till the last minute, so they should be ok to last the duration of the reception.

If you want to hedge your bets you could try these slanted vases

They will probably have to turn the bouquet a couple of times as only the bottom stems would be in the water. They would also have to ensure they dry off the bouquet at the end of the evening when they pick it up so they don’t get water spots on their dresses.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

ask your florist about water packs, our florist is adding water packs to all the bouquets for about $10/bouquet so we don’t have to worry about getting them in water. i’ve been told that they’ll put the flowers in water packs and then wrap the ribbons around it

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2011

I have worked with flowers for a long time and for the day of they arent going to dry out in that amount of time. I think they will be fine. 

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