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FLOWER MOXIE'S RESPONSE TO COVID-19: Flower Availability and Wedding Postponements
Quicksand Roses Wedding Flowers

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Carnations are a DIY bride's favorite for ruffly texture and volume. They are EXTREMELY hardy and durable while working well in bouquets, bouts, corsages, centerpieces, and large arrangements!    


  • Pros/Cons
  • Flower Care
  • Quantity Help
  • Subs

The Good: We ADORE carnations at Flower Moxie for the vast range of color, price, ruffled texture, and they are hardy af! While they use to be the underdog they are now one of the most requested blooms!

The Bad: We don't have a bad thing to say about carnations! For years brides would avoid carns because of the ugly floral arrangements created in the 80's....but not anymore! When placed in clusters among fancier blooms they can take your design to a new level.

  • Give the stems a fresh cut, and place in cool water.
  • Remove leaves below waterline.
  • Allow some space so the carnations can 'fluff' up! You can also man-handle'em by using your thumb to push them open.  

Roses are considered an 'Volume Flower'. Based on our design ratios, here's our recommended quantity suggestion:

  • Bridal Bouquet: 8-15 stems
  • Maids:  5-7 stems
  • Bouts:  1 stem
  • Corsages: 1-2 stem
  • Centerpieces: 5-7 stems
  • Large Arrangements: 10-20 stems

Visit our 'How Much Should I Buy???' page for further help on figuring out your DIY wedding flower quantities!

Flower Moxie reserves the right to make changes or substitutions. All substitutions are only done as a last resort, and only when the reasons for doing so are reasonable and genuine. For example, if a flower becomes unavailable (off-crop), incorrect color, or not in good condition to grace a wedding function we will substitute a flower that has a similar color and price-point. Watch our video on substitutions to learn more.

Acceptable Subs:  Different carnation or rose within a similar color palette.