3 Ways to Increase the Longevity of Your Wedding Flowers

So you just ordered your wedding flowers and you are excited about them. Everything else has been perfect. The venue looks amazing and you are ready to get into that beautiful white wedding dress and just have the most amazing time of your life.

You are expecting your wedding flowers to last a long time. At least until the guests are gone and maybe even a few days after the wedding. You would think that your florist would take care of that.

Nope. You are wrong.

Yes, your florist will definitely take the time to ensure that the flowers look beautiful and are perfect for the occasion, but they won’t take the extra step to increase the longevity of your flowers. Unless you pay them extra for it.

And unless you are a millionaire or a billionaire, you want to make sure that you have this wedding within a certain budget. You would not like it very much if you saw your wedding flowers start to go bad in front of your eyes and you just have to take a break just to get some more freshly cut flowers for the whole venue.

That’s just not practical.

So in order to get more longevity out of your wedding flowers, here are 3 tips for you that can use immediately.

 

  1. The Vase & Water

When you are putting your flowers in a vase, make sure that it is sterilized. Don’t go the boiling route, just wipe down the vase from the inside with a mild disinfectant or just hot soapy water. Once the vase is dry, add sterilized water that has been boiled and cooled into the vase, and then add a commercial floral preservative and food mixture to it.

And that’s it.

 

  1. Adding the Flowers

This is a crucial tip.

When you are putting up all the flower vases at the wedding venue, you want to make sure that the height of the flowers should be one and a half times the height of the vase. Another good way to remember this, is to make sure that the stem lengths of your flowers are longer. The longer they are, the better.

Also, when you cut the stems, make sure that they are cut at a 45 degrees angle to achieve maximum exposure. This will allow the flowers to absorb as much water as possible. Also make sure that the stems are cut under running water, this will ensure that air is not entering the stems that will block the flow of water to the blossoms.

Another thing you should remember is to only use a floral knife or a sharp pair of pruning shears. Never use a blunt blade because that can damage and crush the stem which will again, block the vital flow of water to the flower.

 

  1. Storage

Storage is another important thing that most people mess up. They think that if they keep the flowers out in direct sunlight, that will help them.

It never does.

Instead, try to store the flowers in a room that does not get direct sunlight. The room should also have a cool ambient temperature. Remember, any time of direct heat will ruin the flowers. This means that the flowers should be nowhere near anything like heating vents, fireplaces or even cold air conditioners because they throw out cold drafts of air.

Ambient room temperature is all these flowers need to increase their longevity.

3 Popular Wedding Flower Choices for a Summer Wedding

Let’s be honest. Summer wedding are the best. A sunny day simply has that uplifting effect on almost everybody. That is why it is awesome to see people having a great time during summer. And what other time would be better to have a wedding than summer. People will be outdoors in an uplifting mood, having fun. It just makes everything easier for you.

But we are not here to talk about summer weddings. We are here to talk about the best flowers that you can choose for your summer wedding (I am assuming that you are the smartest person here and have already decided to get married during summer).

Usually, most people tend to go for tropical flowers, or even wild flowers in garden venues during summer wedding. But the ideas that I’m going to give you today will absolutely blow your mind. If you’re looking for an online flower delivery in mumbai service, check out the link. I’m sure you will be surprised by the quality of flowers you can order online.

So let’s jump right into it.

 

  1. Sunflowers

Whether you like them or not, thousands of people love sunflowers thanks to its large size that makes an immediate statement. Not only that, you’re having a summer wedding, and the name itself “sunflower” tells everything that there is to know about it.

It is meant to be enjoyed outdoors during summer. It is almost like the ambassador for the bright summer sun.

 

  1. Chrysanthemum

Oh! Another classic and amazing summer flower for your wedding. Chrysanthemum is one of those flowers that people just can’t get enough of. That is mainly because of its variety of appearances and also the different colors that it appears in. Colors like pink, yellow, red, white, and purple, are one of the most liked colors during weddings. And what better way to incorporate your favorite colors at your wedding by adding them to your floral arrangements.

 

  1. Gazanias, aka, Treasure Flower

The Treasure flower is potentially an adventurous choice of flower for a summer wedding.

If you are going with this flower, you want to make sure that you are having a daytime wedding because that’s when you can enjoy this flower the most. Not only that, you also want to make sure that the flowers are cut as late as possible because the treasure flower closes at night and even in overcast weather.

So timing and weather forecast is important here to avoid disappointment.

If you can pull that off, these flowers will offer you a variety of dynamic colors with multi-threaded hues that will amplify the whole effect of your summer wedding.

Believe me, your guests will never forget what they see at your wedding.

The Love of Orchids, Roses, and Wedding Bouquets

We all love those romantic stories in which a guy comes up at the door with a bouquet of flowers, or even a single rose. It just makes the woman feel special and important in his life. That’s what we are all about.

My wife loves Orchids. And so on our wedding day, I made sure that our entire venue was covered with white orchids. And she loved it. She loved it so much that we now have orchids in each of our bedrooms. She makes sure that the kids take care of them. Thus teaching them a few lessons about planting and how life works.

I will be updating the website with different ideas on how one should plan out their wedding flowers, like which flowers should they choose and how they should go with the venue and the season of the wedding. So stay tuned for that.

Adios!