Post # 1
We’re on a very strict budget, so we decided that flowers could be the one of the first to be trimmed. My colors are navy blue with gray as an accent. I love love love hyrdrangeas, and I’ve always wanted them as my wedding flower. I’m thinking something similar to this for my bridal bouquet:
I know these are flower girls, but imagine just one blue hyrdrangea with the leaves to frame it wrapped in gray ribbon:
I think the brighter blue of the hydrangea will perk up the navy blue Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses and be summery.
Any brides out there that used/are using hyrdrangeas? I’ve heard that they can be pricey, but a florist told me that a bridal bouquet of only blue hydrangeas runs $50-$60.
Post # 3
I forgot to put that the bouquet in the flower girl picture would apply to my BMs.
Post # 4
My florist’s wholesaler charged $2.50 per stem in December for white hydrangeas. There were 4 stems in my bouquet in addition to white football mums ($2/stem), and white roses ($28/bunch).
Post # 5
Be careful with them. My cousin had them and they were dying by the time the wedding started!
Post # 6
@sapphirebride: Do you have any pics of your bouquet you can post? Sounds beautiful!
Post # 7
I plan on using them for my BM’s. They are getting white/light pinks ones and it will be about $45 for each. Much better than the $85 my florist originally quoted me. I still worry about them wilting though since it seems hit or miss.
Post # 8
mine was 70$. white hydrangeas with blue wax flower all around the outside with blue gems pinned in. there are pics in my thread 🙂
Post # 9
My colors were blue (deep and light) and silver. I carried blue hydrangeas with white stefanotis and my girls carried blue hydrangeas with white roses and purple freesia. They wore deep blue floor length dresses too. I loved how it all turned out. I seem to recall my bouquet was areound the $50-$60 range. Also, a fun little fact my mom told me is that a lesser known tradition is that your future in-laws pay for the bride’s bouquet. My in-laws did this for me so I would have to double check with them how much it was.
Be very careful with them too. They do die quickly. One of my friends had them in the guys bouts and they were dead before they got down the aisle. I kept mine in water every chance I got and I actually used little fake ones for the guys for this reason. No one could tell.
Post # 10
hydro = water
I don’t recommend them for hot summer days. They need to be specially treated and if you don’t have experience in working with them then I would recommend picking something that will last longer. 🙂