Flowers That Last: 3 Steps to Fresh Wedding Flowers That You Will Be Proud Of
You may be wondering which fresh wedding flowers would be best to last throughout your whole wedding day from ceremony to picture session to reception and still look by late evening at the bouquet toss. This article will list 3 things that you can do to make sure that the bride`s bouquet, the bridesmaids bouquets and the centerpieces keep looking fabulous throughout your special event.
Here are 3 things that you can do for flowers that last. Greatly improve and almost guarantee the success of your flowers looking gorgeous throughout the wedding by doing the following:
1) Choose the Right Type of Flowers That Last
Some flowers definitely last longer. Some last long in water but die right away when they are out of water. Others typically last long enough to shine at a wedding, even out of water, but they are the exception.
Now for some name dropping… Tough flowers that outlast others include carnations and orchids. Roses and callas, as long as they are of a high quality will also last long, as long as they are in a water source.
All fresh flowers for wedding will do better if they are in a water source such as a bouquet holder. Water picks for roses and orchids are ideal for flowers to use for the cake or for little accents around the sign in table, card box and buffet. Centerpieces in water will be perfectly fine as long as they are in an air conditioned room. If outside, you will have to put more effort into step 3: hydration.
2) Order Quality Blooms and Bouquets
Not all qualities of flowers have the potential to last throughout the harsh conditions common for a wedding. While wildflowers are beautiful growing in the great outdoors and many of them last for days in the bright sunshine, as soon as you cut them, they start dying and in a matter of a few hours, you have limp, lifeless blooms that you can’t do anything with except to chuck them. Choose instead to buy your florist grade flowers from a reputable grower, as close to the source as possible. Did you know that you can order bulk flowers or ready-made bouquets all made for you fresh from the farmer`s fields online? These fresh flowers for wedding are delivered to your doorstep fresh, just put them in the fridge or other cool area away from fruit and you are well on your way to having fresh looking, vibrant, quality blooms for your wedding.
The best idea to ensure that you have flowers that are properly hydrated and look gorgeous at your wedding is to plan ahead to have a water source to showcase your bouquets. You can do this in a few ways… You can simply make sure to have a bucket of water that you and your bridesmaids can put your bouquets in between holding them down the aisle and for pictures. You can also plan ahead to have vases of water in strategic positions around your reception hall for the bridesmaids to place their bouquet in when they get to the hall. Your bouquets will serve double duty in this way and will keep looking good all night.
If you can`t be bothered with buckets and/or vases of water, simply make or order pre-made bouquets in bouquet holders. Additionally, the use of Crowning Glory or of another anti-transpirant is to use if you will be getting married in hot weather. (anything above 50 Fahrenheit- 10 degrees Celsius). Get one of your bridesmaids to spray your bouquets with this hydrating spray before leaving the house, after the ceremony and before the reception. Centerpieces can also be misted with this life preserving spray.
Order your quality blooms and bouquets from Bella Wedding Flowers. They have florist grade bulk flowers for the do it yourself brides and ready-made wedding bouquets for most other brides. You can shop for bulk flowers in alphabetical order here: Buy Flowers That Last Online
Shop ready-made wedding bouquets here: Fresh Flowers for Wedding Online
Choose from wedding-in-a-box (complete wedding flower sets), bride’s bouquets, bridesmaid’s bouquets, centerpieces, corsages and boutonnieres.