- 8 years ago
- Wedding: November 2013
So, I am going to use aqua gem/beads in my centerpieces. I have looked everywhere online for this info and cannot find a clear answer.
My ceremony/reception venue (a hotel) is like an hour from my house. The day before the wedding, we will be staying in a room the night before the wedding. So, ideally, I’m thinking I will need to put my aqua gem/beads in the vases BEFORE we leave to go to the hotel. It says you will need to let them soak in water for 5-6 hours.
So, if I get those things soaking, say Friday morning at 9am, they will be completely swelled by 3pm. We leave for the hotel at 6pm Friday. Saturday morning at 9am, we set up the centerpieces and get everything ready. Wedding at 1:30pm. Reception at 2pm.
So, it will be a full 24hours between the maximum “swelling” of these aqua beads and when people will be sitting at the table with them.
- Will they still be completely ‘swelled’ after 24 hours?
- Will we need to add more water to them before 2pm on Saturday?
- How long do these things stay ‘swelled’ like marbles?