The Summer Wedding Flower Tips

July 28th, 2015

potted herbsWell its wedding season, of which flowers will consume a large portion of the budget. But making sure flowers stay healthy and vibrant the entire day- and possibly into the next- will take some legwork. Picking the right colors for your big day are about more than making sure the colors don’t clash with your dress.

Opt for flowers that will stay fresh throughout the entire day. Usually those with a waxy texture will ensure longer staying power. Those resistant to wilting in hotter temperatures include orchids, ginger halcyons, birds-of-paradise, tiger lilies and even roses. So choose wisely and your arrangements won’t be brown arrangements by dinner time. But check with your florist to see which ones will work for your venue.

Other measures to keep your flowers healthy and hydrated throughout the day include having them delivered the day of the wedding. Also making sure there’s a refrigerator on-site to store them before the ceremony starts can get you that extra hour or two you may need.

During the ceremony, being mindful of the keeping bouquets in a shady spot or placing in a vase of cool water when not actually in use will also extend the longevity. If you don’t have a vase, having a spray bottle on hand could be helpful.

Finally, picking out the right centerpiece is half the battle and will help boost your floral arrangement. To create a modern vibe, use monochromatic summer blooms in clear containers and for an outdoor wedding, consider wooden containers. You may even want to consider herbs for guest gifts.

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