What is the best way to care for my floral arrangement?
Add the flower food packet to fresh cool water in a clean vase.
Change or add clean water every day.
You can re-cut the stem ends with sharp clean sheers for extra longevity.
Take out old flowers that have gone by.
Keep flowers in a cool room away from sunlight and heat sources. or cooling vents, directly under ceiling fans, or on top of televisions or radiators. (Appliances like televisions give off heat, which causes flowers to dehydrate.) Most flowers will last longer under cool conditions.
Special care tips for Hydrangeas...
If there are hydrangeas in your bouquet, always cut the stem at an angle and then slice up the woody stem about half an inch.
How long can I expect my arrangement to last?
Most floral arrangements last 4-7 days or longer, depending on the flowers used and the care they receive.
How can I find out what flowers are in-season for my wedding?
Flowers that are in season during your wedding are always the most available and the most inexpensive. Click HERE to find out the bloom season for flowers.
I want to send an arrangement for a birthday, what should I send?
A fun and creative way to say happy birthday, is to send the persons "birth" flower. Like a birth stone, each month of the year has its own unique flower.
How can I preserve my wedding flowers?
Many brides what their wedding bouquet to last forever. There are a couple options for doing that.
Hang the bouquet upside down in a cool, dry, dark place. After it dries, place it in a box lined with tissue paper. If you don't have space to store the whole bouquet and know you would never look lovingly at a bunch of dried flowers, select a few blooms to press. Just open a dictionary, fold a paper towel over the blooms on a page, then close the book and leave it flat. The next time you look up a word―voila!―you'll find a flattened-flower keepsake. You may even decide to use a few pressed flowers to adorn your first-anniversary card.
Having your bouquest professionaly preserved is another option. This is more expensive but it may give you the last beauty that you are looking for. To do this, make sure that you protect your bouquet for the beginning. If your bouquet is dried out or crushed, it might be harder (or impossible) to preserve. If you plan to hold on to it as a keepsake, get a separate tossing bouquet, and at the reception, ask your caterer or venue manager to store your real bouquet in the refrigerator. At the very least, stick the stems in water.