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Extending The Life Of Wedding Flowers
The wedding is the most memorable day of one’s life. To make the wedding unforgettable, the couple started the wedding preparation months ago before the wedding. The couples plan everything outstanding for their wedding from the Rosey flowers to the gorgeous decor. But the one thing that catches more attention in marriages is the wedding flowers. Most of the couples pre-order their flower arrangements despite knowing the fact that native flowers don’t last long and require extra care. Fundamentally, the flowers lost their natural beauty and became robust.
Chennai Online Florist has listed the best tips to keep the wedding floral fresh for longer time.
Choice of flowers: While selecting the wedding florals, be sure to scrutinise the species carefully.
The things on which you have to focus much are:
- Try and ensure that the flowers are in buds because buds keep the flowers firm and last longer.
- Ensure that the buds are not damaged or discolored.
- Make sure the flowers are not wilted; it will turn the leaves yellow.
Container and water: Before using any vase make sure to sterilise it. Correctly clean the vessel with mild disinfectant or warm soapy water and after that clean the vase with water. Once dry, pour sterilized water that has been cooled or boiled. You can also add commercial floral preservation for fragrance.
Add room temperature water in the vase, ensure that the container is not overflowing and then add the wedding flowers in the vase.
Adding flowers: The thumb rule for keeping the flowers in the vase that flowers should be one and a half times the height of the vessel. To make the flowers adequately adjustable in the vase follow these simple steps. Cut the stem at an obtuse angle of about 45 degrees to achieve the maximum that allows the stems to absorb the water as much as possible. Don’t use the sharp blade it may damage or crush the stems. Remove the extra stems with a hand that are below the water line.
After every 24 hours replace the sterilized water and flower food and preservative and recut the stems at the same angle.
Flaming the flower stems: To keep the wedding flower fresh for longer time, especially the hollow-stemmed flowers, follow these steps. Once you finish with the trimming process of the stems place the end of the stem in boiling water for about 25 to 30 seconds. Or, else you can hold the stem on flame for few seconds. And then place the stem in the container with lukewarm water and floral preservative.
Storage of flowers: Most of the flowers remain fresh at the room temperature. But make sure not to place them under direct sunlight, keep them away from heating devices or fireplaces. Moreover, if your wedding flowers are ethylene sensitive, then you have to keep them separately far from vegetable and fruits.
Generally, well managed and preserved cut flowers remain fresh for 7 to 10 days and even depends on its particular instances or type of the flowers. Most importantly, beautifully manageable flowers enhance the charm of the wedding and add value to your special day.