How to Keep Your Styling Flowers Fresh for Weeks | Tips for Photographers and Stylists
April 2, 2019
I use to find that styling invitation suites was not only time consuming, but SO EXPENSIVE. Personally love fresh, lush, and unique flowers and greenery to style my suites with. I find adding the blooms bring a luxe, high end look to my work.
However, because fresh flowers don’t last forever, especially when you cut them from their stems, they tend to wilt. When speaking to my friend, Keatha, from Knox Flowers, she mentioned a product and way to keep stemless blooms fresh for weeks.
Prior to writing this; I tried the method myself TWICE. The first time I tried the product and method, my stemless blooms (roses, spray roses, seeded eucalyptus, and some carnations) lasted a month before I decided to pitch.
Here’s how you can keep your styling flowers for weeks;
Give stems a heavy spritz of Crowning Glory Flower Spray
Put in airtight container (I use simple tubberware. I try to use a larger container so they don’t sit on top of each other. )
Toss the container in the fridge. Pro tip: keep away from fruits and veggies!
Repeat method after each use. Don’t be afraid to pull off the dead leaves as they wilt. Pulling the dead leaves as they become brown will stop them from wilting further.
By reusing your styling blooms, you not only save money, but maximize profit. I found that I was spending $25-$45 per week (depending on workload) purchasing styling flowers.