(Closed) Wiring carnations anyone?

posted 10 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
583 posts
Busy bee

“Professional flower designers wire and tape stems for a good reason. Many flowers have heavy heads and need the extra support…if you do not wire and tape them they will eventually start to droop.” That’s from http://www.save-on-crafts.com/lenstemtec.html which also has a how-to for you. I would definitely practice first; I didn’t realize carnations needed wiring. There are also DIY wedding planning books (I’ve seen them at Barnes and Noble) if you want big pictures and directions off of the computer.

Post # 5
749 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I have worked in the floral industry for years as a designer. I have never seen carnations wired for a bouquet. When you wire flowers to make a bouquet lighter, you usually cut the stems off, drastically reducing the vase life. I would suggest just leaving the stems on when you make the bouquet. Feel free to PM me with any design questions!

Post # 6
955 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

just my 2 cents, if you’ve never worked with flowers, I suggest having your bouquet professionally done. Save your sanity and enjoy your wedding day. Doing flowers for your wedding is a huge undertaking if you’ve never done it before.

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