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How to Keep Your Wedding Bouquet Fresh on a Hot Summers Day

In the summer, when the flowers blossom, the leaves change colours, and the fresh produce tastes wonderful, there is an abundance of life, love, and vitality. Because of summer's abundance of vibrant colours, you'll have a wide range of alternatives to select from when planning your wedding's flowers, setting, theme, and attire. In the summer's high temperatures, flower petals can quickly dry and fall off, so it's helpful to know how to keep your wedding bouquet fresh and lovely. Don't stress yourself if your bridal bouquet doesn't look as good as it did the day it was picked.

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Cooling Flowers Keeps Them Fresh

Flowers in vases are easily dried out and faded on a hot summer day. Most flowers thrive at temperatures between 34 and 36 degrees Fahrenheit, while tropical varieties do best at around 50 to 55 degrees. Keeping the bouquet in a cooler until right before the reception and placing a cold, wet piece of cloth at the base of the bouquet are the best and easiest ways to achieve the ideal temperatures.

Keep Sunlight Away!

Flowers fade and wilt quickly in the sun because it dehydrates them. By all means, keep the flowers indoors, out of direct sunlight, but do ensure that the area they are being cared for has adequate ventilation.

Wedding Reception Flower Tube Trick

The wedding ceremony and reception may last for several hours, but if you follow this advice, your bouquet will remain beautiful and fragrant throughout. Make a 3-inch cut at the bottom of the stems, fill a florist tube with water, and wrap the tube in ribbon to conceal the cut. Don't forget that the water should be warm, and that you can sweeten it with sugar and disinfect it with chlorine.

Spray Water to Keep Flowers Moist

In order to keep your wedding bouquet looking fresh and vibrant, especially in photographs, you can spray it with a small amount of water. Careful, as too much water will kill the flowers if sprayed on them.

Keep Away From Food

Flowers' decay and withering are hastened by ethylene gas, which is produced when fruits and other foods ripen. Hormones released by potted plants hasten their ageing, which can hasten the deterioration of your wedding bouquet. Keep your flowers at a safe distance.

There are a tonne of clever ways to preserve your wedding bouquet on a hot day, but we've narrowed it down to the easiest, most low-cost options. With this knowledge in hand, you can now dazzle your guests at the wedding reception with a gorgeous bouquet of fresh flowers. If you find our advice useful, please get in touch with us and spread the word.

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FAQs About Wedding Bouquet

The average cost of a bridal bouquet is between $100 and $350. Though, as you're probably well aware, the upper end for weddings know no limit. This estimated price range will suit most weddings, and may fluctuate depending on factors such as the season, source, and timing.

The bridal bouquet is a collection of flowers held by the bride as she walks down the aisle. It's meant to be a complementary addition to the overall theme of the wedding and the style of her dress. But why do brides carry flowers?

Colourful Wedding Bouquets
  • Bougainvillea, Nerine and Protea Bouquet. 
  • Red Bridal Bouquet Duo. 
  • Colourful Lilac, Peony and Rose Bouquet. 
  • Colourful Bouquet With Oranges and Vines. 
  • Bouquet With Varied Shades of Pink. 
  • Pink Bouquet Packed With Garden Roses. 
  • Purple Anemone, Dahlia and Orchid Bouquet.

The wedding bouquet is considered to bring happiness and satisfaction in marriage, while the ribbon with which the bouquet is tied symbolises fellowship. Tradition of wearing decorations (usually made of same flowers) on groom's lapel first appeared in the Middle Ages.

The most popular size for a Bridal Bouquet is a 12" Wide Hand Tied. But an 11" or 10" make great Bridal Bouquet sizes as well. For a small, intimate wedding, you could also order a 9" Wide Bouquet. For a Cascading Design, the most popular is the "Full & Elegant".

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