So I have a dilemma my bridesmaids and I will be making the bouquets (4), boutonnieres (11), and center pieces (8+) for my upcoming wedding. We plan on ordering the flowers from a local "European bucket" shop and then arranging them the night before my wedding.
My issue is how do I keep them all from wilting? The bouquets and boutonnieres can all be kept in a cool dry location where they get spritzed and what not, but the reception flowers will need to be placed before our guests begin arriving for the ceremony. Normally this wouldn't be an issue, however we're getting married at 6pm on June 4, in Dallas, TX. So it's going to most likely be sunny and warm and I'm worried that the flowers sitting outside in the sun for at least two hours before the reception begins at 7 pm will give them enough time to wilt and just look awful!
Is there a way to combat that? Or would I just be better off going with live plants?