(Closed) Storing DIY Flowers

posted 5 years ago in Flowers
Post # 2
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Blushing bee

Tough because I am new at diying too!

Hopefully some others have good advice for you.

Post # 3
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Helper bee

Is there a basement or a garage you can keep them in? Or a small room with the AC running full blast?

 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Ooh, non refridgerated?  That would make me super nervous.  I got hydrangeas from costco and they lasted perfectly fine refridgerated from thursday-saturday.  However they were huge-they had the whole long stem and little baggies of water at the very bottom to keep them fresh.  They were freshly cut the day of the wedding (bless my venue and coordinator!).   I would be very worried about transporting flowers 2.5 hrs and keeping them fresh without refridgeration.  Do you know anyone who lives in the town where you are having the wedding?  

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper

When I did the flowers for my father’s wedding we used a walk in pantry. I have heard others use a bathtub to store the flowers, the flowers in buckets inthe tub with ice sourounding the buckets to make the room nice a cool. Transporting them would make me nervous. You are having then delivered to the B&B, right?

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: City, State

We had DIY flowers on a rather warm day in San Francisco. We got free flower containers from Costco, put down black garbage bags on the floor and made sure the flowers had ice in them. We bought the flowers on Friday and the wedding was Sunday. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

We did this also, got flowers and put together centerpieces on Thursday, decorated the reception space on Friday (placed all the centerpieces on the tables) and wedding was Saturday. We got married in Oct so the weather was cooler, but still about 60 degrees. From Thursday to Friday we stored them in my MILs garage/barn. It was shaded and cool enough. I was really worried (had nightmares about wilted flowers) about having them in the reception space unrefridgerated overnight on Fri, but I just cranked the AC up and they were fine! We did have some extra flowers that we brought- just in case some needed pulled and replaced and I had someone go over and spruce them up Sat morning.

I second just making sure they are stored somewhere with AC and having some extra flowers on hand in case some need replaced! Yea for DIY flowers!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Ahhh bummer. Do you have any guests staying in hotel rooms that might have AC and let you use their room to store the flowers in?

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

It will greatly depend on the type of flowers that you use but most likely any flower will be some what wilted/dropping petals after 3-4 days in a hot humid car/room/inn even if its kept in water constantly

what type of flowers are you considering?

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