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I love hydrangeas. There is something wild, and yet contained about them that I think is beautiful. Not to mention that my favorite color is blue, and there are just not that many flowers that come in that color. I will tread with caution though, if I choose to use them at my wedding, and I advise you to do the same.
My sister Kelly used hydrangea centerpieces at her wedding, and we had them all arranged and set out the night before. When we returned to them the morning of the wedding, they were completely wilted. My sister was a great sport about it, and was just thrilled to be marrying her best friend that day, so nothing else really mattered. It was definitely disappointing though.
I was in my friend Kimi’s wedding in July, and we (the bridesmaids) carried hydrangea bouquets, which we arranged in the morning, and spritzed with water throughout the day (florist’s orders.) Despite the spritzing though, the bouquets were quite droopy by the time we got to the ceremony at 5 pm. Luckily you couldn’t tell from a distance, or in photos, that they were wilting. But by the time we got to the reception, they were pretty much out for the count.
I know that some people use hydrangeas in their weddings, and all goes swimmingly. They are certainly beautiful! I just want to give you all a little warning about the delicacy of that particular flower, and if you don’t have a florist on hand on the day of your wedding, you may want to choose a sturdier stem.
For those of you that are married, what flowers did you use at your wedding? Did you relish or regret your decision?