Living in the desert and having an outdoor wedding during the summer is enough to make even the bravest of brides twitch with nervousness. It is possible for flowers to stand up to the Southern Utah summer heat though. It’s actually quite easy to keep flowers happy and there is no doubt that you and your wedding party will be able to pull off making your flower arrangements last! Let us help you prepare for your big day by following these simple steps. You will be walking down the aisle to very happy, perky flowers.
As you shop for the perfect florist, be sure to find a local professional that knows the ins and outs of what blooms work best in our Southern Utah climates and seasons. Very often the flowers a professional florist will have access too will be of a much higher quality and freshness then those you would find on your own.
It’s important to understand that some flowers are more tolerant to heat than others. Those flowers will be less finicky and will require less attention. They are all naturally desert plants and very popular in Southern Utah weddings. Take a look at these beauties for a naturally organic and desert feel.
Now we understand not everyone’s style is desert or organic. You might want to try some of these blooms that hold up better in high temperatures:
If you know that you are planning an outdoor wedding in the heat of the summer, take precautions and plan for the heat. If you are too hot, your flowers are too!
Keep your flowers in water!
• Have a place to keep flowers cool. Cut flowers prefer 34 degree temperatures
• If reception and ceremony will be during the day, try keeping them in the shade or indoors
• Only bring them out in the higher temperatures for short amounts of time
• Hire professionals who are familiar with caring for flowers in hot climates
Now that we have armed you with some knowledge for heat defense that you need to successfully keep your flower arrangements happy and gorgeous, treat your blooms like babies. Never leave them in a hot car, or place them on hot sidewalks or rocks. Be sure to keep your season in mind when choosing your flowers and you will have the perfect blooms for your day!