posted 12 years ago in Flowers
Post # 17
68 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I cut hydrangeas and put them in our guest room this summer when we had company.  2 weeks later, in water, they looked the same as the day I picked em.  Keep em wet and you’ll be fine!

Post # 18
104 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

Without sounding snarky–your bouquet only needs to look good for a few hours.. once you hit the reception you won’t be walking around holding it!  You can keep it hydrated before the ceremony and you will be fine!!  

Post # 19
3 posts
  • Wedding: November 2014

Ok, I know this post is a little outdated but it stil comes up in the top of a google search…

Here you go ladies…


Fresh cut Hydrangea will hold up for at least a week in water. I have had some in the past dark blue, dark pink that have held up for 2 WEEKS! It just depends where you get them… (from me=fresh)


If you are using for a bridal bouquet, yes keep them in a vase with a minimal amount of water in the base (try not to wet the ribbon wrap) until “showtime”. I would also suggest “misting” the floral with a spray bottle to keep them hydrated. This can also be applied after the ceremony while they are sitting on the sweetheart table.

Best of luck to future hydrangea users Smile

Post # 20
751 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@Mickey-TheFlowerGuy-Orlando:  thanks! Glad to hear it! Blue hydrangeas have been my dream wedding flowers since I was a little girl. 

Post # 21
158 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Mickey-TheFlowerGuy-Orlando:  thanks so much for the tips! I am having green hydrangas in my bouquet and I couldn’t be more excited!

Post # 22
206 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I also was talking to two seperate florists. One flat out told me she would not work with hydrangas and the other florist loves them and encouraged me to use them with out any hesitation. I also was wondering who had the best advice.

Post # 23
2295 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I love hydrangeas, but even when I get them in floral arrangements, they die and droop and wither sooooo much faster than other flowers. I would not use them in my bouquets.

Post # 24
2553 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Whoa, this post is 4 years old. How long has the bee been around?!

Post # 25
1311 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

My florist is adding hydrangeas to my bouquet as well as off-white roses and cellia lillies 🙂 I have no doubt that it will look good and hold up. He is a well know florist and it was his idea.

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