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Keeping Your Bridal Bouquet Fresh: A Step-by-Step Guide to Flower Care on Your Wedding Day

Kailee Palileo 15 Aug 2023
yellow bridal bouquet being held by bride

Your bridal bouquet is a symbol of love on your wedding day. To ensure it stays fresh and vibrant throughout the celebrations, proper flower care is essential. In this step-by-step guide, we will walk you through the process of keeping your bridal bouquet fresh from the moment it arrives until the last dance of the evening, allowing you to enjoy the beauty of your blooms on your special day.

Transport your guests to an ethereal wonderland with an Enchanted Garden wedding theme. Embrace an abundance of beautiful lush greenery, cascading blooms, and fairy lights. Incorporate flowers like roses, peonies, and hydrangeas in soft pastel hues to create a magical and dreamy atmosphere. Add floral arches and garlands to highlight your vows, making your garden celebration as enchanted as ever!

Step 1:

Upon Arrival

As soon as your blooms arrive, it is crucial to follow the correct flower care steps. Gently unwrap the packaging and inspect the bouquet to ensure there are no damages or wilting blooms. If any issues are noticed, contact our ward-winning customer service team immediately for assistance.

sage green and blush pink bridal bouquet

Step 2:

Hydration Station

Prepare containers to hydrate your blooms. Fill a vase or container with about 4 inches of clean, cool water. Trim the stems of your blooms at an angle, approximately 1 to 2 inches from the bottom, using sharp floral shears. Place the freshly cut stems in water to allow the blooms to drink and hydrate for at least 6-8 hours.

Step 3:

Timing is Key

Time the delivery of your bridal bouquet strategically. All of our blooms have a recommended delivery date in their product details. This ensures maximum freshness and minimizes the time your bouquet spends out of water.

Step 4:

Cool and Shaded Storage

Store your bouquet in a cool and shaded area before the ceremony. Avoid placing it in direct sunlight or in extreme temperatures. This will help maintain the bouquet's freshness and prevent wilting.

Step 5:

Pre-Ceremony Preparation

Before the ceremony begins, take a moment to check on your bouquet's water level. It is important to ensure your blooms are always in water when being stored. If needed, top up the vase with fresh water to ensure the stems remain submerged.

Step 6:

Walk Down the Aisle

As you walk down the aisle with your bouquet, hold the bouquet at waist level to allow it to be showcased! These blooms are the accessory to your perfect wedding look.

father of bride walking bride down the aisle together

Step 7:

Post-Ceremony Refreshment

After the ceremony, place your bouquet back in the hydration station while you take photos or participate in other wedding activities. Refresh the water if necessary.

Step 8:

Reception Display

During the reception, display your bouquet in a vase or decorative container near the head table or sweetheart table. Ensure it remains in water whenever it is not in use.

sweetheart table covered in blue table cloth and blue and pink flowers

Step 9:

Final Preservation

At the end of the evening, consider preserving your bridal bouquet as a cherished keepsake. There are many ways to keep your blooms preserved, such as drying or pressing.

With this step-by-step guide to flower care, you can ensure that your bridal bouquet remains fresh and vibrant throughout your wedding day. By following these simple steps, you'll have a stunning and enchanting bouquet to hold close as you celebrate your love and embark on a new chapter of your life.

Ready to plan your dream wedding with exquisite floral arrangements and expert guidance on flower care? Schedule a consultation with our experienced floral team today! We'll help you select the perfect blooms for your bridal bouquet and provide personalized tips to ensure it stays fresh and beautiful on your special day. Let us create a truly memorable and magical floral experience for your wedding!


Videography: Shutter And Sound | Event Planning: Magnolia Event Design | Catering,Venue: Rosewood Miramar Beach | Band: Ben Mallare | Band: Santa Barbara String Quartet


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