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The Truth About Tulips

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My friend loves the idea of tulips for her wedding coming up in May, however she was concerned about whether they would be a sturdy enough flower to last the entire day or not.  I’ve heard some yays and nays, so decided to research it.  Here’s just a little bit of info I’ve found on that lovely flower…the tulip!

“Consider Your Season.  Marrying in summer or in a humid climate? Go for hardy flowers that won’t wilt, such as sunflowers, zinnias, dahlias, lilies, and hydrangeas. Avoid gardenias, lily of the valley, tulips, and wildflowers.” -The Knot

This is a hard one.  May in Chicago can be either a hot month or a cold month.  Since she’s getting married at the end of May, I’m thinking the chance of a hot day is more likely than a cool day.  As long as the flowers are kept inside where it’s cool, though, I think it would be ok, no?  Unless, of course, they’re planning on taking pictures outside, that might do some damage…if it’s humid out.  And it DOES get humid in Chicago!

My suggestion?  Take the outside pictures either early in the day before it’s too hot, or save the outside pictures for late evening, after it starts to cool.  Keep those babies nice and cool!

“You also need not worry about your flowers getting dried after some time. Tulips are long-lasting. It can retain moisture over a long period of time compared to other flowers.” -Flower Arrangement Advisor

Hmmm…see? Yays and nays!  lol

“Representing “consuming love” and “happy years,” the tulip can be a meaningful wedding choice.  Available during much of the year, the most common tulips are very affordable, though rare varieties can be expensive.” -The Knot

Whichever flowers she chooses, they’ll be beautiful, and so will she!


Written by Jaime

thUTCp31UTC12bUTCWed, 05 Dec 2007 11:25:40 +0000 11, 2008 at 11:25 am

Posted in Weddings

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  1. Hi Jaime! We had tulips, our wedding was on May 6th. Outdoors though, and it was chilly. They were beautiful, no problems at all. I loved the green stems, so spring! I can send you a picture if you’d like!


    thUTCp31UTC12bUTCWed, 05 Dec 2007 20:50:15 +0000 11, 2008 at 8:50 pm

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