It depends on the type of flowers included in the bouquet, where they are kept or treated and when the delivery occurred. Typically, like the tropical climate we have in Singapore, most flower bouquets last 2-5 days. Roses generally last up to 2 days before the petals start to wilt and 3 to 5 days before the petals start to loosen and drop. Again, these are just a general guide.
Most bouquets of flowers are wrapped with water soaked cotton at the stems. While you do not need to remove the wrapping paper immediately when you receive the bouquet, flowers that are taken out of their wrappers, trimmed and put into a vase of water generally would last longer.
There are simple ways to prolong the life of flowers:
You can also read up on more ways on how to make fresh flower bouquets last longer.
While it's always sad to see fresh flowers wilt, certain flower types last longer.
Note: these are general estimates and also dependant on whether the flower bouquets received are at which stage of their bloom. Eg. Lilies will last much longer if they are received in a bud form however the trade-off is, one may not see the beauty of their blooms upon receiving the arrangement.
Not all flowers are suitable for drying. For example, lilies generally cannot be dried. They will wilt and their petals will turn brown, shrink and drop. There are numerous ways to dry flowers. These include air drying, microwave drying, pressing, dipping in wax and using silica gel. You can choose your preferred metal. You may read our blog for a detailed step-by-step explanation on how to dry flower bouquets or find out more about the difference between naturally dried and preserved flowers.
There’s no one preferred flower type for Anniversaries. Pick a flower that is symbolic of your relationship or of a cherished memory. Alternatively, opt for flowers which she prefers in her favourite colour.
For a fail-safe option, you can go for a rose bouquet (bright red to represent passionate or pink to represent eternal love). Its grace and elegance makes it a great gift for someone who you want to feel special and loved. Here is a general guide to selecting rose flowers and their colours.
Generally, yellow is symbolic of friendship so you could consider yellow-themed bouquets that include flowers such as sunflowers, yellow roses or more contemporary bouquets. Alternatively, if you’re looking to gift your friend something more special, you can also send her a quirky bouquet which would make a fun gift.
Rustic flowers such as blush coloured bouquets and elegant roses are trending. However, you can always opt for classic options such as red roses.