Suspended in Time of South Charlotte


Tips for Preparing your Wedding Flowers for Preservation

At Suspended in Time® of South Charlotte, we encourage your floral preservation to be a part of your wedding planning process. We recommend that you schedule a consultation appointment before making your flower selections with your florist. By doing so, we can advise you of flowers that perform best in the preservation process.

Do Flowers Change Color and Can All Flowers Be Preserved?

The age and condition of the flowers at the time we receive them plays a role in how well they are preserved. Ask your florist that your flowers be as fresh as possible. Preservation will cause some color changes in your flowers. Some white flowers dry a creamy color and some colors, especially red flowers, dry darker. Flowers that are received in poor condition can be replaced for a minimal charge. See below for a list of flowers that preserve well.

Caring for your Flowers Following your Wedding:

For hand-tied bouquets, clip the ends of the stems and place into a vase with cold water. Place your bouquet in a refrigerator until you are ready to transport it to Suspended in Time® of South Charlotte. If you received a floral packet for freshening your flowers, put this into the water. If you cannot place your bouquet into a refrigerator, keep it in a cool or air conditioned area.

If your bridal bouquet is in an Oasis (white plastic holder with handle & green foam), pour cold water into the Oasis foam. This should not require too much water. Gently shake off any excess water from the holder. Keep the flowers refrigerated or in a cool or air conditioned area, if possible.

What Flowers Preserve Well?

Flowers That Do Preserve Well

(not all-inclusive; inquire if not listed)

  • Alstroemeria
  • Anthurium*
  • Baby's Breath
  • Calla Lily
  • Camellias
  • Carnation
  • Celosia
  • Daffodil
  • Freesia
  • Gardenia*
  • Gerbera Daisy
  • Goldenrod
  • Hydrangea
  • Lily
  • Orchid
  • Peony
  • Rose
  • Snapdragon
  • Statice
  • Stephanotis*
  • Stock
  • Sun Flowers
  • Most greenery

Flowers That Are Less Easily Preserved

Flowers That DO NOT Preserve Well

(replacement with artificial is suggested)

*Color or shape may not be retained

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