How to Hang Your Flowers

I'm starting to suggest the hanging process a bit differently in order to ensure the flowers stay in the best shape possible. Because bouquets are so full and tightly packed, mold is always a concern. I suggest taking the flowers out of the bouquet and hanging them either one-by-one or in bunches (no more than 3 flowers per bunch) upside down from a regular clothes hanger to dry in a dark, cool, indoor space with low humidity until you can get them to me. It's best to get the flowers to me as soon as possible, or within 1 week. You can do this by taking the bouquet apart, or cutting the flowers out of the bouquet and leaving at least half of the stem attached to the flower bud. The additional greenery and sprigs should also be hung upside down to keep them straight and dry. Do not leave them in water. If your bouquet has already been dried for months/years, that's fine too! 

 

The flowers listed below should be used as a guide. Please remember that flowers are a natural product, and each flower will press and age differently.

  

Flowers that may not press well:
Calla lilies, Lilies, Lisianthus, White Orchids, Daffodils, Chrysanthemums, Tulips, White Gladiolus 
Flowers that need to be dropped- off fresh (between 1-4 days):

Sunflowers (may not press/hold together well...some are more delicate than others), Daisies, Peonies, Carnations, Roses (if the open-face look is desired.. most often used in the oval layout), Dahlias, Zinnias, Anemones, Irises, Ranunculus, Hydrangeas, Orchids

 

 
Note: All flowers colors will change in one way or another. Some flowers may darken while others get lighter.  White flowers especially will fade to off-white, ivory, or tan. All of these changes are natural and should be expected.

   

 

Disclaimer: While our highest priority is to preserve sentimental flowers for as long as possible, please keep in mind that there are certain things out of our control. This includes a rare possibility of the flowers containing mold or microorganisms that were present from the start but may not be noticeable throughout the designing process and/or flower discoloration before/after the finished product. Due to flowers being a natural product, each individual flower is unique and will age differently.