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10 Tips for Keeping Your Wedding Bouquet Alive

Kailee Palileo 30 Aug 2023
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Your wedding bouquet is a work of art, a symbol of love, and a precious keepsake. It deserves to stay fresh and vibrant throughout your special day and beyond. To ensure your bridal bouquet retains its beauty and fragrance, follow these ten expert tips for keeping it alive and lovely:

Choose Fresh Flowers

Start with the freshest blooms possible. Select flowers that are just beginning to open, as they will last longer than fully opened ones. When ordering from FiftyFlowers, rest assured that your flowers will be carefully selected and delivered fresh.

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Keep it Hydrated

From the moment you receive your bouquet, keep it in water. If you're not using it right away, store it in a vase with fresh water and place it in the refrigerator, away from fruits and veggies, to prolong freshness.

Trim the Stems

Before assembling your bouquet or handing it over to your florist, trim the stems at an angle. This creates a fresh surface for water absorption and ensures your flowers stay hydrated.

Avoid Direct Sunlight

Keep your bouquet away from direct sunlight and extreme heat. Excessive heat can wilt and dehydrate the flowers quickly. Opt for a cool, shaded spot.

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Mist Lightly

Spritz your bouquet with a light mist of water to keep the petals hydrated. Use a water bottle with a fine mist setting, and avoid saturating the flowers.

Use Floral Preservative

If you're assembling the bouquet yourself, consider using a floral preservative in the water. These products contain nutrients that extend the life of your flowers.

Handle with Care

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Gently handle your bouquet, especially when transporting it. Support the stems and avoid crushing or bruising the delicate petals.

Store in a Cool Place

If you need to store your bouquet for a short time, place it in a cool, humid environment. A refrigerator is an excellent option, but be sure to protect it from ethylene-producing fruits, which can harm flowers.

Rehydrate as Needed

If your bouquet starts to show signs of wilting, immerse the entire bouquet, stems and all, in a basin of cool water for an hour or two. This can revive thirsty flowers.

Preserve It

Consider preserving your bouquet after the wedding. Drying or pressing the flowers can allow you to keep your beautiful bouquet as a cherished keepsake for years to come.

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With these tips, your wedding bouquet will not only stay fresh throughout your special day but will also become a timeless reminder of the love and joy you shared on your wedding day. For exquisite blooms that make your wedding bouquet a masterpiece, explore FiftyFlowers' extensive collection of fresh flowers and greenery. Your dream bouquet is just a click away.

Your wedding day is a once-in-a-lifetime event, and your bouquet should shine just as brightly as your love. Explore our vast collection of fresh, top-quality flowers at FiftyFlowers to create a bouquet that not only looks stunning on your big day but stays vibrant as a cherished keepsake. Start designing your dream bouquet now, and let the beauty of your love story bloom for years to come. Click here to discover your perfect wedding flowers today!


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