This blog is perfect if you ever wanted to know how to travel with Wedding Flowers. We prepare a wired rose teardrop bouquet six days in advance. We take you through all our processes. This is exactly how you should travel with Wedding Flowers!.
Choosing good roses to begin with helps. A rose that feels hard in the centre and, when you peel a few petals, they feel nice and crisp is a good start.
We purchased and took delivery of our roses seven days before the wedding. Re-cut the stems removing 5cm and placing them in clean buckets of deep water. We added a few drops of bleach to the water to ensure no bacteria grew in the buckets. Doing this to prepare our roses first is essential, as it gives the roses a deep drink allowing them to be hydrated fully.
Making a Wired Rose Teardrop Bouquet:
This blog is about preparing a teardrop wired bouquet a week ahead of your wedding day. Sometimes a wedding is on a holiday period or the wedding is in a remote area and this may be necessary so we won’t be actually showing you how to wire the bouquet in this blog.
However, a few tips won’t go astray. We used baby’s-breath and chose a hardy foliage to compliment and support our roses. We chose spinning gum for this bouquet and the baby’s-breath along with the gum were also hydrated well before we started cutting and wiring them.
We used the baby’s-breath and gum throughout the roses to support the roses but not so compact that the roses couldn’t bloom a little by the wedding day. As the entire bouquet is constructed and wired, we were confident that it would look beautiful and fresh for the wedding.
Once our wired rose teardrop bouquet was fully constructed we then hydrated it again with a water spray bottle. We prepared a box using tissue paper and placed the bouquet in it with support (just extra balled up tissue) around and under the handle and covered it with tissue and enclosed the entire box in plastic to ensure it stayed hydrated. We then put it in our cold room which runs at about seven degrees.
Each day we unpacked it in order to re-hydrate it and check that no petals were becoming discoloured. If we had found any that looked less than perfect we would have plucked them off as they could have created ethylene gas, the enemy of fresh flowers.
Packing Ready for Transport:
An extra challenge we had with this wedding was that it had to travel five hours to the reception the day before the wedding!
The morning it was to be collected we did our usual routine checking and re-hydrating. It was then packed into a polystyrene foam ice box.
Ice packs had been prepared and frozen in advance and were placed in the base of the container the base of the container covered in balled tissue paper to prevent the ice from burning off any petals it could have into contact with. Well hydrated, our tear drop bouquet along with button holes and corsages was sealed and sent with love and relief.
Our bride was instructed to check the petals and remove any that were not perfect and to re-hydrate the bouquet before the wedding. But really the flowers were transported to the wedding reception the day before the wedding and stored in the eskys until the next day ready and perfect for the wedding to begin.
And that is how we prepared a wired rose teardrop bouquet six days in advance.