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Weird question for you ladies. I asked for blue orchids (dendrobium orchids) and was told they aren't available locally. I get it and I'm not surprised. But my WC told me they could paint white orchids blue!?! :blink:  Has anyone tried this or seen this? I worry that it would look fake or tacky or might wear off on my dress. The WC did say that the paint is not toxic (as I had asked about flowers on the cake as well). Here an example of the bouquet that I asked about:

 

sample bouquet

 

I'm thinking it's probably a better approach to find some local blue flowers, but thought I would ask to see if anyone has run across this before. I did really want the orchids!  :( But any suggestions for other blue flowers would be welcome (haven't asked the WC yet).

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Me me me!!! The blue roses in my bouquet were painted. This is a VERY common practice :) Color didn't rub off and honestly I had a guest argue with me they were truly blue. It wasn't evident until they started to bloom I was right!! Looked totally legit. Lol

 

Edit -- that said I didn't have any roses close to my dress so maybe run that past the WC. She would know because if it happened I am sure the bride would have complained.

 

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Huh! Who would have thought? Are they actually painted or are they dyed (like they sometimes do here with carnations)? Thanks for the reassurance, although I still think I will ask about locally available blue flowers. Just to explore options.

 

 

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I assume painted because the word 'painted' was used in our flower catalogue. For certain flowers they offered original colors and painted colors. That said I can't say with certainty unless I asked.

 

 

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it's a special floral spray almost like a paint, that colours the flowers. You wouldn't know as calgarybride2015 said that the colour isn't really what the spray colour is. They do it here too. If I remember I think I had a spray colour in my flowers as well. I'll go back and take a look.

 

Just be sure you're dealing with someone reputable. I do remember someone back when we were doing our wedding that had her flowers sprayed a specific colour and it did come off on her dress. I have no idea why because I have never heard of that ever. I think they have to be sprayed a certain amount of time in advance. I don't even remember which bride it was back then. I've never heard of it since then either but it was blue. that much I do remember. I wouldn't worry though to be honest. I think any of the resorts, if that was to happen, would take care of it pretty quickly.

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