(Closed) Hydrangeas for the bridesmaids?

posted 7 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

i was thinking of using hydrangeas for the bms too…ours is in may though in a coastal area…i had no idea about the humidity factor being negative for them….they just seem easy and simple, you know? 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

NOOOO TO HYDRANGEAS! I was in a wedding where we had hydreangeas and it was 90 + and humid. They barely made it out of the water they were sitting in. lol All the bm had sad droopy flowers. They were like pom poms flopping around! I don’t know what other flowers you can do, but they are not summer wedding friendly, unless you carry them in water!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I don’t know what kind of flowers these are but they did well on our super hot day. The one one the left is the maids’s bouquet.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

What about mixed white, like roses, a few white gerbers, and some Queen Anne’s Lace or freesia?

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

that seems super expensive for gerber daisies! what about spider mums, or regular mums, or baby’s breath?

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I was in a wedding with hydrangeas in August and they were dead before we even made it down the aisle.  I think if you use oasis and arrange them so they can get water you might be better off.

I used all in season flowers at my wedding, and hydrangeas weren’t available (and the ones that were were pretty sad) for my wedding last July 9th.

Mine held up pretty well on literally the hottest day of the year.

 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

This is what they looked like right after being taken out of water (sorry its blurry, but you can see its somewhat full)

This was what it started to look like after the ceremony really droopy and it just went downhill after that.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Hydrangeas are HIGH maintenance, I would vote no. Lisianthus is a beautiful white alternative.  Also white stock will give that hydrageaish appearance, it holds up well, and smells great..

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper

Why not keep it simple and go with roses? They always seem to do well.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

have you looked into peonies? I love them! and they come in white and you can also include some types of roses with them. i think peonies give the bouquets a romantic look

Post # 16
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Bumble bee

sure I can send you some pictures, they aren’t much bigger, but we are holding them and you can see what they would look like if you were holding them.

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