Tips & Tricks on How to Care for Your Bouquet Throughout Your Wedding Day

Tips & Tricks on How to Care for Your Bouquet Throughout Your Wedding Day

Tips & Tricks on How to Care for Your Bouquet Throughout Your Wedding Day

Picture this - you're walking down the aisle, the love of your life waiting at the other end, and in your hands, a stunning bouquet of fresh, fragrant flowers. The colors match your theme perfectly, and as you take each step, you can't help but smile at the beauty in your hands. But as the hours pass, you notice your bouquet starting to droop, and you desperately wish it could stay as vibrant as it was during the ceremony. Fear not, we've got your back! In this guide, we'll share some delightful tips and tricks on how to care for your bouquet throughout your wedding day, ensuring those blooms stay fresh and fabulous until the very end, and in good condition to later be pressed and preserved.

Choose the Sturdiest Blooms:

Before we dive into the care tips, let's talk about the foundation of a long-lasting bouquet - the flowers themselves. When you're selecting blooms for your bouquet, consider hardy varieties that can withstand the hustle and bustle of your wedding day. Roses, lilies, orchids, and peonies are excellent choices, as they not only look gorgeous but are more resilient too. Your bouquet will thank you for it!

Mind the Waterworks:

Like any living thing, flowers need water to stay hydrated and perky. The night before your wedding, trim the stems of your bouquet at an angle and place them in a vase filled with fresh water. Keep them in a cool, dark place to ensure they don't suffer from dehydration before their big moment. Also, it's a good idea to have a water source nearby on the wedding day. If possible, ask your maid of honor to carry a small spray bottle filled with water to give your blooms a refreshing spritz when needed.

Be Mindful of Temperature:

Flowers are sensitive to extreme temperatures. If your wedding is outdoors in the scorching sun, or during a chilly winter evening, take precautions to protect your bouquet. Keep it away from direct sunlight and store it in a temperature-controlled environment until you're ready to walk down the aisle. Also, if it's a hot day, avoid leaving your bouquet in the car for too long – it's like a greenhouse in there!

Embrace the Mist:

Here's a secret weapon to keep your bouquet looking fresh throughout your wedding day – the power of floral mists and preservatives. Spraying your blooms with a mixture of water and a floral preservative can work wonders in maintaining their freshness. You can even ask your florist for a DIY recipe, or better yet, make a special concoction with a hint of your favorite scent to add a personal touch to your blooms.

Handle with Care:

Treat your bouquet with love and gentleness, just like you would with your beloved partner. Hold it from the base rather than squeezing the stems tightly, as this can damage the delicate petals. When you're not holding it, consider using a dedicated bouquet stand or asking your bridesmaid to carefully place it in a secure spot. A little tender love and care can go a long way!

Keep a Backup Plan:

It's always better to be safe than sorry. As much as we want everything to be perfect, sometimes unexpected accidents happen. So, have a backup plan in place. Have a secondary, smaller bouquet on standby, or you could even opt for artificial flowers that look remarkably realistic. This way, even if the worst happens, you'll still have something beautiful to carry with pride.

As you walk hand in hand with your partner into the sunset, your wedding bouquet remains a cherished memory of your special day. By following these tips and tricks, your blooms are sure to stay fresh, vibrant, and full of life from the moment you say "I do" to the last dance. At Pressed Floral, we understand the magic that flowers bring to weddings, and we hope these tips help you preserve that magic for as long as possible. Ensuring your blooms stay fresh throughout the day helps them to arrive to our shop in their best condition so we can beautifully press and preserve your wedding bouquet.
Remember, just like your love, your bouquet deserves to be treated with care and affection. By incorporating these tips into your wedding day plans, your blooms will dazzle your guests, captivate their hearts, and leave everyone in awe of the love you share. Happy wedding day!