If you plan to act as your own florist, be sure to treat your flowers the same way a professional florist would. That is what sets professionals apart from amateurs.
If possible, put flowers like the bridal bouquet and cut flowers like corsage and boutonnieres in the refrigerator. Settings should be a little warmer than you would for your cold food storage.
Never store fresh flowers with any type of fruit or vegetables. They can give off a gas that can cause early wilting in flowers.
Remember that both air conditioning and home refrigerators are designed to remove humidity from the air. Professional floral coolers are designed to ADD humidity to the air. You do not want the moisture to be pulled from your fresh flower petals.
Counteract this by misting your finished designs with a flower sealant such as Finishing Touch.
Always store the finished bouquet deep enough into a vase filled with water treated with fresh flower food. Be sure to leave the bottom cap off the SuperWet holder that it can pull up water.
Floralock Stem Adhesive is a flower glue that is specially designed to spray around finished stems inserted into wet flower foam. Do not do this until you are totally finished with the design, as it forms a protective shell over the foam slowing loss of moisture.
You fit the attached red spray straw to the spray nozzle after thoroughly shaking the can to aerate the contents.
Insert the nozzle deep into the finished bouquet and giving short bursts of glue to secure the flower stems into place. This prevents the dreaded fallout of flowers from the bouquet as the bride makes her way down the wedding aisle!
Be sure to visit all my step by step flower tutorials. Learn the basic steps to create different styles of bridal bouquets, including round, crescent, cascading and more.
You can also design corsages and boutonnieres like an expert, while learning what flowers are the hardiest and what to avoid when designing cut work that doesn't have a continual water source.
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