Tulip Wedding Flowers
What could be better for a spring wedding than colourful tulip wedding flowers? It is a flower that heralds the arrival of warmer weather with a mass of colour.
Nowadays of course, you don't have to feel left out if you are getting married in winter or summer. There are commercial growers who will still be able to supply you plenty of choice in these seasons.
Top Care Tips for Tulip Wedding Flowers
Tulips are quite thirsty flowers so make sure that they have plenty of water if in a vase, or if you are using floristry foam that it is well-wetted. It is essential that the flowers are well-conditioned before the big day, that is they are cut and allowed to stand in fresh water to ensure that there is plenty of water taken up by the flower.
Remember that tulips are the only flower that continues to grow once it is cut and stood in water. They can grow up to 2 inches (5cm) which could disrupt the carefully sculptured lines of a mixed display if you prepare it a day or two before the wedding. This won't be so noticeable in informal arrangements or displays made with only tulips.
Tulips are very sensitive to temperature. This can be a problem if arrangements are installed too early in a warm centrally heated venue in Winter or Spring. Try and keep them cool for as long as possible before the event to keep them looking at their best, and prevent the flowers from opening and looking 'blown'. Putting tulips on the mantelpiece above a roaring fire, might seem like a good idea, but is likely to end in disaster!
If your tulips have curvey stems, you can straighten them by wrapping them in paper. Cover the heads but leave the bottom third open. Then stand the bunch upright in water for a couple of hours.
Mixed Spring Arrangements - Take Care!
We are often asked for 'a mixed arrangement of Spring flowers'. It sounds fairly natural, but there is a potential problem. Daffodils exude a sap from their stems which can 'poison' tulips and other flowers that share the same vase. If you plan to have daffodils at your wedding, keep them in a separate vase.
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