(Closed) Hydrangea centerpieces in early Oct?

posted 5 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
8424 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@babylo0n:  We had a Destination Wedding in St Thomas this past October 10/11/12….It was about 75 degrees. My reception was outside as well but on a terrace. Mine held up fine outside. I had hydrangea in my centerpieces but they were mixed with other flowers. I think you’ll be fine if you mix them with other flowers….as mine held up great!

As you can see mine were in vases with water…..make sure they have water!

Post # 5
3697 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

As long as they have water they’ll be fine.  My centerpieces were delivered at about 5 and looked fine until we moved them home at 11pm.  They were white hydrangeas and either peonies, lilies, or roses. 

Don’t get me started on how they were not at all what I so very f’ing specifically asked for and went over with the florist, but they were pretty, and I was the only one who knew.

They did wilt on the way home in my mom’s car (or overnight – one was really sad the next day when we went over there).  Florist did NOT use the foam I gave her that she charged me for to hold them, they were just stuck in the vase, and predictably fell over when moved. 

But again.  Water = good. 

Post # 6
950 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Hydrangeas NEED water.  The green foam won’t keep them fresh. My centrepieces were in large water vases and even my hydrangeas that were hung on the pews for the ceremony had discreet water picks to keep them fresh.

But the centrepiece flowers lasted well into the next day since they were kept in water.

So if you use water, you’ll be just fine!


Post # 9
3697 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@babylo0n:  Don’t worry, I reveiwed her.  Hard.  🙂

I think you could put water in those.  What about the stuff that makes a screen-door boat float?  The spray rubber.  Line it with that so it’s waterproof, then you can fill it with water.  I’m only half-kidding.  You might be able to find a cheap plastic or glass vase to fit inside it.  You can still use the foam so it stays in place. 

That’s gorgeous, btw.  Mine were just simple square glass vases with green leafy stuff wrapped around the stems.  Full and low is definitely the way to go for round tables – let your guests see each other and be able to talk.

I didn’t mention that it was about 100deg inside my reception.  It was also super humid (a greenhouse), so I suppose that’s good for flowers, but OMG it was hot.  And they were fine as long as they had water. 

Post # 11
105 posts
Blushing bee

You could substititue carnations for some of the tables. I love hydrangeas, and one of the main factors is their beautiful rounded shape. Carnations also seem to be more durable. Here’s an example of what I mean:




I know it’s not exactly the same, but I’m using these carnations for some of the tables and hydrangeas for others, they go well together and substituting the carnations for tables is more economical.

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