(Closed) Pre-Ceremony Photos with flowers??

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
13868 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

We’re doing this, but we’re going to have a vase at the venue with water to rest them in when we aren’t using them (florist recommendation)

Post # 4
204 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I don’t know much about flowers, but it seems odd that the florist doesn’t think the flowers will last 2 1/2 hours or is even concerned about this at all.  What time of year is the wedding?  As long as they are in A/C and not out in the elements all day, they should last much longer. 

Post # 6
703 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Iowa

We diy’d our flowers (so definetly not pro) and the bouquets lasted all day just fine. They were in vases between photos and the ceremony, and then again at the reception.

The bouteniers and corsages however didn’t fair too well. I’m guessing the pro’s use some sort of spray to set the corsages?? I’ve seen pro bouteniers that had begin to wilt/look droopy by the ceremony too, so if you’re worried about anything (or your florist is) it’d be them.

Post # 7
3625 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@abbie017:  +1.

We started our photos (First Look) about 2 hours before the start of the ceremony and it gets VERY hot here in July in Southern California. My boquet was soaking wet in the base and we had a vase for my bouquet with water when it wasn’t being photographed. Everything looked fine. I think if you pick sturdier flowers and have a good florist, you are okay. My SO wore billyballs (crespedia) and they were very hardy without water. I would just be careful with the more delicate flowers, such as certain orchids, as I remember from prom days that they get wilt-y/bruised easily and quickly.

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