Article and photos courtesy of ProFlowers
Every couple should speak with their florist about planning a mini floral emergency kit to avoid wedding flower disasters. If you are doing flowers yourself, we recommend bringing the following things just in case.
Floral tape – Floral tape is a gentle adhesive that is water resistant and only sticks to itself. This particular kind of tape is great for keeping bouquets together and its green color blends in with stems.
Floral pins – Floral pins help to keep bouquets and boutineers in place while also adding a pop of color or a note of elegance depending on the type.
Emergency vases – If you are using vases as a centerpiece on your dining tables, be sure to bring an extra just in case one breaks while being transported or during setup.
Clippers – Clippers are an absolutely necessary tool for any floral design work. These are great to have on hand in case any stems need to be trimmed.
Paper towels – There is bound to be a spill when transporting large arrangements filled with water. Bring towels or paper towels so you can deal with these situations quickly.
Zip ties – This is particularly relevant for brides getting married in churches. If you have any garlands along pews or flowers decorating your altar, bring extra zip ties. The zip ties will help keep all of that beauty in place!
Thumb tacks – Similar to zip ties, thumb tacks can help keep your flowers and greenery in place.
Extra bucket – Keeping your bouquet looking fresh all day is imperative. Make sure you have extra buckets on hand so you can keep them in water when not in use.
A few extra flowers – It is always a good idea to have a few extra of your key ingredient. If a flower starts to look a little, you will have a backup on hand so you can quickly swap it out!.
With your wedding emergency kit in hand, we know your big day will go off without a hitch! Check out our wedding flowers if you need any last minute flowers as your walk down the aisle approaches.
By Erica Daniels
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