Wholesale Floral Supply
Processing Bulk Wedding Flowers
There are a few wholesale floral supply products that I consider essential for the "Do It Yourself" bride not to skip. These are products that professional florists buy in huge quantities (gallons or even barrels!). So it's frustrating for brides to find these same wholesale products for their own use.
Start with Clean Buckets
Although professional florists do use certain products to clean their flower buckets, you can do the same with some regular household bleach. Scour out the buckets before using with bleach water. A weak residue of bleach in the buckets will not hurt your flowers - rather it will keep down bacteria from forming that can spell death for your flowers. Just don't get under the impression that if some is good - more is better!!
A capful of bleach in a five gallon bucket is fine for scouring out the bucket. There is no need to rinse. Do not use soap in the buckets which can be harmful to some flowers.
Professional flower food is far better for your bulk wedding flowers than any "home remedy". Flowers are dry packed at a flower farm, literally being "put to sleep" until they arrive at your door.
Floralife Quick Dip is a wholesale floral supply treatment that is ready-to-use right out of the container. After cutting your dry pack flower bunches under water, dunk the cut end of the stems for a quick "one second" dip in this solution.
This is one product I cannot design without. Finishing Touch is one wholesale floral supply item that is used by professional shops everywhere. It is ready-to-use finishing flower sealer. It can be sprayed on any flowers, fresh flower arrangements, bouquets ) to freshen, rehydrate and protect delicate petals and blooms.
Dry packed greenery use arrives looking a little splotchy or dirty. The leaves have generally been rinsed off before packing, but drys sometimes leaving a powdery white residue (left from the evaporated water.)
Well . . that's pretty much my "I wouldn't do without them" list of wholesale floral supply products for fresh cut flowers and greens. With these and quality Oasis foam - your wedding flowers will look as lovely as if a professional did them!
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There is a whole range of wholesale floral supply items in my store - all available in smaller quantities packed for resale to brides. You can buy singles instead of cases!