Many brides-to-be and soon-to-be-married couples hope to receive fresh flowers on the day of their wedding. However, that is not always possible. Getting a fresh flower arrangement requires delicate care, and wilting may occur easily. Therefore, it is essential to be aware of the methods to prevent that from happening.
Even though your wedding may only be a day, investing in a stunning wedding flower decoration display makes for the perfect keepsake after your big day.
With that said, here are a couple of nifty tips that should help your wedding flowers last a long time.
1. Do your research
Once cut, flowers can last for weeks if they are taken care of properly.
Low temperatures are usually ideal for keeping fresh flowers. However, ensure to keep the flowers away from cold drafts. Direct sunlight should be avoided as well. In addition, after you have cut the flowers, wrap them in wet paper and sprinkle some water on them to keep them moist.
Flower preservations can also be used to keep flowers fresh and ensure that they last longer.
There are numerous resources available online for your assistance to help you maintain your fresh wedding flowers.
2. Seek consultation with your florist
Consultation is usually not included in the standardised florist fee. However, it would be effective if you inform your florist on your needs and requirements.
By letting them know that you intend to keep the flowers after the wedding, they will be able to ensure the freshness and quality of your flowers prior to the flower bouquet delivery date.
3. Keep them in a cool room
Many brides-to-be make the mistake of not keeping the flowers in cold places. Some places you can store your fresh flowers include a cool bathroom or preferably, an air-conditioned room.
Avoid storing your wedding flowers in rooms that are utilised for other purposes. For example, if you have a preparation room for the bride and bridesmaids, it is best to refrain from keeping the flowers there due to the various chemicals present in the air that may bring damage to the flowers.
4. Bring them to a professional
Are you aware of the services of professional preservers?
You can bring your wedding flowers over to these professionals for preservation. They will either freeze or press the flowers or place them in a shadow box or frame for you to display at your home.
There are many ways to preserve and make your wedding flowers last. However, if those methods do not suit or work out for you, you can consider donating them to a local nursing home or giving them away to someone, as an alternative.
As you can see, there are plenty of ways to preserve and make your wedding flowers last.
All in all, the choice is yours to make. Regardless of your choice, it is still better and less wasteful to not throw the flowers away immediately.