(Closed) Hydrangea Centerpiece

posted 9 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
42 posts
  • Wedding: November 2010

I seriously advise you to not use real hydrangeas. Although beautiful, they are such a delicate and moody flower. They can die within an hour of getting them from the florist, and that’s even if they are IN water. I can almost promise you they will wilt being out of water. The good news is there are many real looking silk hydrangeas. Go to http://www.afloral.com. I’m not a fan of silk flowers, but these look so real, you would have to touch them to realize they aren’t real. Plus, if your reception room is very dim, it nobody will know.

Post # 4
317 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Yea those hydrangeas in that image have to be fake. The only other way I can think of is a water vial attached to the bottom of the stems. But then again I’m not knowledgable enough on flowers to say…

But its a very pretty arrangement!

Post # 5
10216 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

I would ditto everyone else… they may have the water vials at the bottom of them although they could be in rosebowls or a small votive to keep them hydrated.

Post # 6
541 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Actually my florist said they can keep in water for awhile. But I’m not sure how far in advance you can make that arrangement without them wilting. The arrangement is gorgeous though!

Post # 8
2083 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We had lots of hydrangeas at our wedding and they didn’t wilt at all. They were in water, but just saying that ours held up perfectly overnight. I actually saw that picture when I was planning and my florist told me what the others said, that out of water real ones would wilt at some point because they place the arrangements even before guests arrive and everything. Here’s a pic of what we went with for the sweetheart table just because I didn’t want to give up on the hydrangeas:

Post # 9
49 posts
  • Wedding: April 2010

I had hydranges at my wedding, and the flowers lasted all evening. Hydrangeas come from different locales, and according to this article, those from South America are cheaper and wilt easily. Looks like you just have to tell your florist to source your hydrangeas from the right places. Hope this helps!


Post # 12
5920 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Hydrangeas actually do hold up pretty well.  They don’t, however, hold up well in extreme sun/heat.  Indoors they should be fine.  Any florist should be able to sell you the water picks – they are fairly inexpensive, we sell them for about $.50 or so?

I asked our wedding designer too for this information – I am a wedding director for a florist.

Post # 14
6 posts
  • Wedding: October 2011

@bloodgo1: Do you remember the height of the vases in the picture?  We are doing something similar.  5, 6, or 7 inches?

Post # 15
31 posts
  • Wedding: May 2011

I did a hydragea bouquet for my wedding–despite the the horror posts on the Bee.  It held up fine.  It was out of water for a bit for pictures and then again for the ceremony.  By the time dinner started (hours later) I noticed it was starting to wilt and asked someone to put it in water.  I would use vials and keep them in a cool place (the fridge?) until the day of the wedding

Post # 17
4690 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

Yeah my florist said hydrangeas would be fine as well. I’m getting married in June in NY and plan on keeping them in water as much as possible!!!

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