Tips & Tricks

Cut Flowers

  • Flowers must be hydrated and protected from wind on your trip home.  An open pickup truck bed isn’t going to work!  If you don’t have the means to pick up, we can deliver to your location for $10
  • Store flowers out of the wind in a cool, dark place with adequate water.  A cool room or shady porch works well!
  • Get your materials ahead of time.  Examples include: scissors, pruners, floral tape, pins, ribbon, vases, or jars.  Most materials can be obtained from garden and craft stores.
  • Make sure you have help, space, and time.  With our flowers, a few friends and hours, you can have gorgeous arrangements and great memories!
  • Prepare stems before you arrange them by stripping leaves that will end up underwater and placing each variety in a separate jar or vase.
  • Keep it simple!  An arrangements that requires wire, water tubes, flower frogs, floral adhesive, etc. might not be the best idea.  Keep in mind that some flowers do better out of the water than others.
  • You can make boutonnieres, hair combs, etc. the day before the wedding and place them in slightly inflated plastic bags or clamshells in the refrigerator to maintain freshness.  While a cooler or refrigerator can keep flowers cool, be aware that fruit and vegetables stored next to them can cause premature aging in some varieties.
  • Use crates or cardboard boxes and newspaper or other packing materials to transport arrangements.  Leave jars or vases of water at the head table or another location so you have somewhere to place bridal and bridesmaid bouquets after the ceremony.  You can even use them as arrangements for the reception!

Not sure how many buckets you’ll need?

  • 1 Bucket: ~5 mason jars
  • Bridal Bouquets: ~30-80 stems depending on size and style
  • Bridesmaid Bouquets: ~20-60 stems depending on size and style
  • Small bouquets or larger flowers need less stems
  • Plan on having a few extra flowers in case any break while you are arranging or transporting flowers.

“Just living is not enough… one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.”
– Hans Christian Andersen