(Closed) Tulip vs. Gerber Daisies bouquets

posted 10 years ago in Chicago
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2008 - Vineyard on the Delta

i think you seldom see the combo because their shapes don’t compliment eachother easily.  gerbers often ‘take over’ but it doesn’t mean you can’t work it.  tulips work well in many bouquets, and careful construction and maintenance (keep them cool, out of sun and in water for as long as possible) bouquets can include tulips with no problem.

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2008 - Vineyard on the Delta

re-reading your post, i’m the one who got confused.  gerbers are hardier, but tulip bouquets are often used (i have as well) and they’re not that bad.  again, good maintenance helps a great deal.  ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2008 - Vineyard on the Delta

you said you haven’t seen tulips in bouquets, here are some i did for a wedding awhile back.  sorry for the crappy pic, it was taken like 8 years ago ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

I used mini gerberas for my bouquet, and they lasted great. They weren’t droopy until the next day, and I made the bouquet at 8am. If you use full size gerberas, you’re going to need to wire the stems so they don’t droop. Also, if you do this yourself, you have to soak the stems in water, hanging from the heads to straighten and stiffen them. Like, have chicken wire over a bucket of water, and stick each daisy through a hole so that there is no weight on the stem.

So, both have a droop issue, but can be fixed. I’ve never wired tulips, but I’m sure that can be done too. 

Post # 11
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Worker bee

the knot has lots of flower pictures and you can search by flowers.  my Maid/Matron of Honor and bms are having tulip bouquets.

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

Gerbers just have really heavy heads, but it can be countered. When my husband sent me a gerber bouquet for my birthday the past two years, they come with little straws on the stems to keep them from bending. Minis have less of a problem.

Any florist will know how to wire any flowers that need it, and if you do it yourself, there are lots of tips online. I’m partial to gerber bouquets, but I think tulip ones would be gorgeous too! 

Post # 13
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Newbee

i love tulips, but its probably because i got to go to the netherlands a few years ago and they were everywhere. i think gerber daisies are really modern but i sometimes feel like i see them too much, they are everywhere. i think tulips are cute, sorta traditional but very sophisticated.

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

you know, i thought of tulips too, but when i went to a few florist appts, they all turned me away from it. their reason was that in the beginning of the day, the tulips look really lovely and closed. by ceremony time, they will be slightly open which is perfect. but by reception time, they will most likely be fully bloomed. the problem with fully bloomed they said is that the pollen tends to start to scatter and most likely get on people’s clothes.

so yea, just a note of caution when thinking about tulips.

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