We always recommend having lilies delivered at least a week before your event to allow time for the flower buds
to open nicely. (Longiflorum Lilies tend to take the longest - usually 9-10 days). Other varieties that will take approx.
week to open are Asiatic, LA and oriental lilies. NB. Calla and Flame Lilies do not fall into this category.

Step-by-Step Guide

  1. On arrival remove all packaging
  2. Strip off lower foliage
  3. With a sharp knife cut the bottom of the stems at a 45 degree angle
  4. Fill a bucket with lukewarm water and flower food
  5. Submerge stems into the deep water
  6. As the flower blooms start to open remove the stamens (as the pollen will stain the petals & anything else that comes into contact with them)
  7. To speed up the buds opening move to a warmer and lighter environment