How To Care For Your Wedding Bouquet
On your wedding day, your bouquet will be one of your most important accessories. Not only will it add a pop of color and personality to your look, but it will also be a cherished memento of the day itself. To help preserve your flowers and keep your bouquet in excellent condition before sending it to us, here are 4 crucial steps to take:
1. Put someone else in charge of your bouquet.
When planning for your big day, it is essential to delegate responsibility for taking care of your bouquet to a trusted friend or family member. After all, you will have plenty of other things going on at the same time and won't want the added stress of worrying about the flowers on top of everything else. On the day of the ceremony and pictures, your appointed caregiver should be responsible for tracking your flowers and making sure they are always in the water. Additionally, if you are planning to leave for your honeymoon right away, it is important that this person is also responsible for sending your flowers to us so that they can be properly preserved. We highly recommend sharing steps #3 and #4 with your caregiver. With careful planning and an astute choice of a caregiver, you can rest easy knowing that your flowers will be in good hands on your big day.
2. Don't toss your bouquet.
Although tossing your bouquet represents a time-honored tradition, it may not be
the best way to preserve them. Flowers are very delicate and can easily break or bruise, which can interfere with their longevity. Even if damage does not appear at first, it will become apparent once your flowers are preserved. For this reason, we recommend speaking with your florist about creating a custom toss bouquet, which will be a smaller and lighter version of your original bouquet. This will help protect the flowers during the tossing ceremony and ensure that they remain in good condition even after they have been preserved. While we select the flowers in the best condition for your piece, we want to ensure we have a larger selection of flowers to preserve.
3. Water your bouquet.
When it comes to flowers, one of the most important things you need to do in order to keep them looking their best is to hydrate them frequently. This means giving your bouquet a fresh drink of water every day until you ship or drop off your flowers to us. If you are keeping your flowers for more than a week, we highly suggest adding floral food to the water. By keeping your flowers properly hydrated, you will help prevent wilting or premature decay, and you will also prolong the life and beauty of your flowers.
Pro tip: Keep the flowers out of direct sunlight or if possible, put your bouquet in the fridge. The cold temperature will help preserve the flowers longer.
4. Follow our shipping instructions.
When it comes to sending your flowers to us, it is important to follow our shipping instructions carefully. After you have booked with us, we will send you detailed care instructions so that you can properly care for your flowers and prepare them for the big day. Your flowers are precious and require careful handling. If you are in the Houston area, you are more than welcome to drop off your flowers to us by scheduling an appointment. Please do not ship until you have placed your order online.
Our office address is:
5870 SH-6 N
Houston, TX 77084
We are located inside the Timbercreek Atrium office building.
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By following these simple tips, you can keep your wedding day bouquet looking beautiful long after the big day is over. And with the help of our preservation services, you can enjoy your bouquet for years to come.
Have any questions about caring for your flowers or our preservation process? Feel free to reach out to us at any time. We look forward to creating a special and unique keepsake for you.