Wedding Flowers Saturdays: Caring for DIY Wedding Anemones
White anemones are the prize in many wedding flower arrangements, bridal bouquets, and table centerpieces! While purchasing fresh anemones to create your own DIY wedding flower arrangements is a perfect way to both maximize your wedding flower budget and bring a personal touch to your wedding decor, you want to be sure to give your anemones the proper care and attention so that they will be fresh and beautiful throughout your ceremony and reception.
- Anemones are well known for appearing dehydrated soon after harvest; if you purchase your flowers from a wholesaler, trim at the bottom as soon as possible to help unclog any blocked stems. Cut stems under a running faucet and at an angle to draw water up through the stem and provide for a greater drinking area.
- Add a few packets of floral preservative to your water to help your flowers bloom if closed (table sugar can also be used as a substitute if flower food is unavailable); the general rule is to use 1 tablespoon for floral preservative or sugar for every quart of water. A few drops of lemon juice can also be added to your water to act as a natural disinfectant to help ward off bacteria.
- Store blooms in a cool room. 48 hours before your wedding, consider leaving your anemones in a warm room or sunlight for a few hours to help open any closed blooms. Any blooms that are already left open can be left in a cool room away from sunlight. Your water should be changed out every other day to help promote vase life.
- On the day prior to your wedding, choose your best looking anemones to create your bouquet. As a tip, order extra stems up-front to afford you the luxury of picking your most flawless looking flowers. With bouquet created, use a tall glass or vase to keep your bouquet hydrated until the day of your wedding. A cooler can also be used at this stage to help preserve your bouquet until the following day.
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