Post # 1
My favorite flower in the whole world is a lilac – they are absolutely gorgeous and they smell divine. I would love nothing better than lilacs everywhere. The problem is, they bloom only in late april/early may and once you cut them off the tree, the start wilting practically by the second. Anyone ever use lilacs in their arrangements? Any suggestions?
Post # 3
When are you getting married? If it’s not during lilac season, are you willing to pay A LOT of money to get them?
I haven’t been able to find much specific info on how they hold up- but the concensus (and my personal experience) is that they don’t hold up very well. In general, though, for all flowers it’s recommended to leave the bouquet in water as much as possible to keep them from wilting.
Here’s some info I could find:
Check out this post- someone asks how the bride’s lilac bouquet held up:
A video on how to make lilacs last longer:
Post # 4
I think lilacs hold up pretty well and look better very slightly wilted. I must warn you that sometimes the smell is a little strong. It’s VERY lovely but for those suffering from allergies, it can be pretty tearful. LoL. I only say that because I once had a bouquet of lilacs in my office and my eyes started to swell shut!
Post # 5
We chose our wedding date specifically so we could have lilacs, and they still turned out to be too expensive to use as our main flower. We’re still having them in my bridal bouquet as as a decoration for the cake, but it’s not the mountains of lilacs we were hoping for. Hope you have better luck!
Post # 6
you could always use them in centerpieces or something else where they could be in water and use a simmilar looking flower for boquets.
Post # 7
Try using silk Lilacs. Some companies make them pretty real. I buy my silk flowers from USI Floral, they sell them pretty cheap for $2.99 per bush. Check out their site at http://www.usifloral.com
Here’s a pic of their lilac: