Post # 1
my wedding is next winter… And will likely be below freezing. From the small bit of research that I’ve done, flowers don’t fare so well in -5 to -10 degree weather.
Do silk flowers for bouquets look that bad? I found what seemed to be a good shop online that makes premised/custom orders. The pictures seem to look real!! Morgann Hill Designs, or Braggin Bags on etsy (same company) can you recommend any other shops?
is there anything the florist can do to stop the flowers from freezing/turning brown? My pictures will be outside, and I’m worried the flowers will die.
Thanis for your help!
Post # 3
@TheHaw: There are some fantastic sillk flower shops out there that will make you beautiful bouquets! I say go for it!
Post # 6
you can always ask a florist if there’s anything they can do for the flowers. they would also know which types would fare better than others. i got married in the winter but it was in san francisco so the temps weren’t that cold. i wanted peonies but they weren’t in season so i ended up with white roses. i’m not opposed to silk flowers either though so if you find some you love, then i say go for it!
Post # 7
So I’m not sure how fast flowers will wilt in the cold, and I’d imagine you won’t be spending a ton of time in -5 or -10 degree temps taking pictures. Below freezing is under 32 degrees, and I don’t think you’ll have a problem there. Ask your florist if they think it will be an issue. I kind of doubt 15 minutes in temperatures like that (IF you can stand it that long) will have an effect on them.
btw, I’m getting married in the winter too, and haven’t given this a second thought.
You could also consider using some non-floral aspects to your bouquet – pine cones, hardier greenery, etc.