Instead of letting it wilt away, there are numerous ways to preserve and cherish your bouquet long after the wedding day. In this blog post, we'll explore creative ideas for what to do with your wedding bouquet after the festivities, allowing you to hold onto those precious memories for years to come.
The first tip I have is immediately after your reception... get that baby into water! That will give you more time to decide what to do with it.
Press and Frame
Preserving your bouquet through pressing is a classic and elegant option. Carefully disassemble the bouquet and press the flowers between heavy books or using a flower press. Once dried, arrange and frame the pressed flowers to create a stunning piece of wall art. Choose a frame that complements your home decor and display your preserved bouquet as a cherished keepsake.
Create a Shadow Box Display
Transform your dried wedding bouquet into a captivating three-dimensional display by placing it in a shadow box. Arrange the flowers, along with other sentimental items like your invitation, photographs, or a special note from your wedding day. The shadow box will not only preserve your bouquet but also serve as a stunning reminder of the love and joy shared on your wedding day.
Turn It into Jewelry
Consider preserving a few petals or small blooms from your bouquet and have them encapsulated in resin pendants, earrings, or bracelets. These delicate jewelry pieces will serve as a tangible reminder of your wedding day and can be passed down as heirlooms to future generations.
Dry and Display
If you prefer a more natural approach, you can air-dry your bouquet and display it in a vase or decorative container. Hang the bouquet upside down in a cool, dry place with good airflow, allowing the flowers to dry naturally. Once fully dried, place the bouquet in a vase or container of your choice and use it as a beautiful centerpiece or decor element in your home.
Transform It into Potpourri
Give your bouquet a new purpose by transforming it into fragrant potpourri or scented sachets. Dry the petals and leaves of the flowers, and mix them with aromatic herbs or essential oils. Place the mixture in decorative bowls or fill small sachets that can be tucked away in drawers or closets, infusing your surroundings with the delightful fragrance of your wedding bouquet.
Hire to a Preservation Service
If you want professional assistance in preserving your bouquet, consider donating it to a floral preservation service. These services specialize in professionally drying and preserving flowers, creating beautiful keepsakes like framed displays, jewelry, or ornaments. Research local preservation services and choose one that aligns with your vision for preserving your bouquet.