(Closed) HYDRANGEAS IN BOUQUET OR NOT???

posted 10 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

hydrangeas aren’t necessarily fragile, but they do get droopy really easily when they’re out of water. the blooms just won’t be as perky and it won’t look as fresh.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

I just used some cut hydrangeas in a vase as the centerpiece for my friends bridal shower last weekend, and I wasn’t impressed with how the flowers lasted.  I had bought them the day before and by the morning of the shower, the majority of stems that started to look droopy.  I’m not sure if I just didn’t cut them right when I brought them home, or if they were just really fragile.   I would trust want the florist tells you.

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I was concerned about this too and I asked my florist. She said try and keep them in water as much as you can, when you arent doing pictures and stuff, and it shouldn’t be much of a problem. They won’t look awesome by the end of the night but they aren’t ridiculously fragile either.

 

That was enough of a vote of confidence for me and so I went with off white roses, white hydrangea and freesia. Can’t wait to see it! 

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I am using blue hydrengas in my bouquet with white roses. They will hold up, trust me. They are my favorite flower and I have used them in other things. Don’t be afraid!

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

My florist refuses to use them in bouquets because of how poorly they hold up. 

Post # 8
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Helper bee

Our wedding was at 5:00pm and the reception ended at 11:00.  My gorgeous hydrangea bouquet held up the entire time.  The next day it still looked mostly decent.  There are pics of my bouquet here:

http://www.weddingbee.com/2007/11/14/the-details-pro-pics/

and my bridesmaids’ all-white hydragea bouquets here:

http://www.weddingbee.com/2007/11/07/the-ceremony-pro-pics/

and here:

http://www.weddingbee.com/2007/11/06/getting-ready-pro-pics/

 

Good luck!!

Post # 9
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Worker bee

I’m using them too and when I mentioned it to my florist – she never said anything about them being too fragile to use.  I would go for it!  Just try to keep them in water as much as possible like thepinkestpainter said.  I’ve seen them used a lot.

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2007

I had them in my bouquet and loved them! They held up pretty well!

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2008

I used white hydrangeas in my bouquet for my wedding and they held up all day, and I used blue ones in a brides bouquet just this past Saturday and they held up as well. Go for it! Good Luck!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Gosh… Now I’m scared. My bouquet consist of hydrandeas, orchids and callas. and something else but I don’t have my list next to me and my BMs consist of the same except instead of orchids they have just the callas popping out of white hydrandeas.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

Could you use silk hydrangeas and real roses?

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2007

I attended a friend’s wedding on a VERY hot June day.  Her bouquet, Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets, centerpieces were all hydrangeas….and they did not fare well in the hot hot weather.  They got droopy very fast.  I had hydrangeas in my December reception (in the Northeast) and they lasted for about 2-4 days.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

My florist suggested (although I’m not using hydrangeas) having a row of crystal vases on the cake table, and setting the bouquets in those after the ceremony.  That way the bouquets stay in water when we’re not using them, and the cake table looks marvelous.

I have hydrangeas in my yard, and use them as cut flowers – they do fine in the house as long as the air conditioning is on.  They don’t last like roses or lisianthus, and they don’t like hot weather.  But I would think that in November you should be fine.  It is true that the petals bruise, but you just want to have a vase to stand your bouquet in when you’re not holding it – don’t just toss it down on the table or something like that.

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