Thursdays should always be filled with flowers! This month, our FiftyFlowers Flower Power feature is all about the darling daisy! Mostly known as a filler flower, this delicate looking bloom is actually quite hardy and a popular choice for boho, country and vintage themes alike. They represent love and gentleness which makes them a wonderful choice for bridal showers and weddings. Each month we’re featuring a specific, popular wedding flower, sharing important tips and information that all DIY brides will find valuable if incorporating said blooms into their events. Whether you’re arranging your own bridal shower flowers or creating your own wedding bouquets, you’ll want to keep an eye out for these new posts!
For those who might not know, FiftyFlowers is an online flower wholesaler who ships gorgeous flowers to your doorstep, straight from their partner farms. Their customer service is outstanding and I know that you’ll have an extraordinary experience with them, no matter if you’re ordering flowers for your entire wedding or just a few bunches for your bridal shower. You can shop their website just like you would a flower mart, even scheduling your delivery time with just a few clicks – it’s awesome. I absolutely love that at any time, no matter what shoot or event I need flowers for, I can visit their site, shop and the flowers magically arrive at my door. Basically, they are the Nordstrom of online flower sales!
I’m super excited to share that almost all colors of daisies are available year round. That’s right, year round! No worrying about seasonality or farm location with these blooms! Daisies feature a “spray” of flowers, meaning they feature about 3-5 blooms per stems, giving you more bang for your buck!
Farm To Vase Prep:
Your bulk daisies will arrive in a large box, wrapped in plastic, and possibly foam. They will be looking a little sleepy and thirsty which is totally normal. Take note of the key points below to ensure proper rehydration and care of these darling little flowers.
Recommended Delivery Date: 3 days before your event.
Rehydration + Care Steps:
- Remove flowers from box by cutting any straps and also remove all paper and plastic packaging covering the stems of the flowers. Do not remove the rubber bands holding the flowers together. Leave these on for the first 4 hours, or if you wish, until you are ready to start arranging.
- Fill containers with at least 4 inches of fresh, cool water.
- Add floral food to prevent bacteria in the water and give added nutrients. If you do not have flower food, it can be purchased at any local florist.
- Remove any leaves that fall below the water line. Leaves can cause bacteria to form and shorten the flower life.
- Cut stems diagonally approximately a half an inch from the stem’s bottom under running water with sharp scissors or knife.
- Immediately after cutting, place the stems in the prepared water.
- Allow flowers at least 4 hours to hydrate well. Flowers may take up to 12 hours to properly hydrate.
- Keep flowers away from direct sunlight, drafts or excessive heat.
- Change water every 24 hours to keep flowers fresh. Assure that your flowers have sufficient water. The flowers will drink an exceptionally large amount of water upon arrival.
- When arranging, make sure to add a fresh cut to the bottom of each stem.
Fun Ways To Use Daisies In Your Wedding
Daisies are probably the most “cheery” flower of all the flowers. They instantly make you feel like smiling and so they are a wonderful choice to include in your wedding events… here are some ideas on how to use them:
- Full daisy wedding bouquet
- Daisies are perfect for boutonnieres
- Have your flower girls toss daisy heads instead of petals
- Tape daisies to a wall with cute washi tape as decor
- String and hang daisy heads around your venue
- Place individual stems in bud vases for quick and easy decor
- Add a few daisies to your boho hairstyle
- Sprinkle them along the pathway leading to your ceremony
- Place them on your wedding cake
- Make a flower crown with them for your flower girls
- Stick stems into random bushes or hedges at your reception
- Float them in water-filled vases
- Place a stem at each place setting
Daisies can last out of water for 6-10 hours, so you don’t have to worry about placing bouquets in water or wilting boutonnieres!
Daisies are said to represent gentleness and love. Ancient folklore suggests that if a bride is hoping for pregnancy early in the marriage, she place a daisy in her left stocking on her wedding day. Perhaps the best-known daisy custom is the plucking of its petals while chanting, “Loves me, loves me not.” In keeping with its love motif, it was once said that whoever picked the first daisy of the season was to be filled with romantic desire. It was also once believed that you could increase the chances of a wayward lover’s return if you slept with a daisy root under your pillow. This little flower was also thought to have the power to ward off lightning… just some fun daisy facts for you!
Win Your Wedding Flowers!
Fifty Flowers has an awesome contest going on this year that I just had to share! They want to hear about your unique wedding flower story! Everyone who signs up will get 5% OFF their flower order, then once married, you visit their site to share your flower story and you’ll be entered to win one of the 3 great prizes! From $5,000 cash to a $500 Shutterfly gift certificate. Story sharing ends December 15th, 2017!
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