Treat your fleurs like red wine. Do you put that shit near a 90-degree heat register? No. Do you chill it to a brisk 55 degrees before enjoying? Only if it's sangria, baby.
Generally a room temperature of 65 to 70 degrees is ideal for storing your blooms. The only cases in which you MIGHT need refrigeration (on the warmest setting):
- Some delicate flowers like Anemones, Ranunculus, Astrantia, Lisianthus, Peonies, and Dahlias have a shorter vase life, especially in hot weather months. Keep them in the fridge to extend vase life and reduce browning.
- If some of your flowers are blooming out faster than desired, pop them in the refrigerator to slow the process.
- Arrangements that cannot be hydrated easily (boutonnieres, corsages, flower crowns) can be kept fresh in the refrigerator as well. Just be sure to store them in a container with a lid, lined with wet paper towel. Store until you're ready to rock.
Remember: The goal is to have your flowers look their best on your wedding day, not to make them last 2 weeks. Flower Moxie stems will arrive three days before their peak, so they'll look the most bangin' on your big day.
**If you do stash any flowers in the refrigerator, set it to its WARMEST SETTING and seal up any fruits/veggies. This will keep your flowers from freezing or being exposed to any janky food gases.
If you want to watch Amy diss refrigeration, check out this video!