“All good things must come to an end”. While this may be true on your wedding day, this is false when it comes to your bouquet. A large majority of brides are giving the most important accessory of their wedding day a second life, and they have multiple options for a successful bridal bouquet preservation.
First off, to ensure your bouquet is adequate for preserving, we recommend designating a bridesmaid or mom to safely store your bridal bouquet before taking off on a stellar honeymoon.
A very typical option of preserving your wedding bouquet is to dry it as a whole. This is the most friendly DIY option as you simply hang the bouquet as a whole upside down until completely dry. Once dry, you can place it in a vase to admire for years to come. Allison, founder of Array Design, did this exact method for her own bouquet. It lasted her about 5 years until she made a big move in which she couldn’t protect it.
One option that is very unique is to have an artist draw your bouquet. This allows you to support a local artist and own a keepsake that is one of a kind. Free Hands is a stellar artist who creates spot-on replicas, or “flor-traits”.
Have a personalized shadow box created in a variety of styles and sizes. You also have the choice to place the bouquet as a whole in the box or to have the individual flowers displayed. The shadow box can include more than florals. Others have incorporated their invitations, ribbons, and photos from the day. Floral Keepsakes is a great business who customizes shadow boxes that remind the couple of their day.
Today’s big craze is all about resin. The current brides have loved incorporating their bouquet in a useful way. You have the option of making it something useful such as a ring dish, coasters, or tray. This is also a great option for a bride who loves a good DIY. You can purchase various resin kits online to create your own wedding memorabilia.
Implant any possible succulents used in the bridal bouquet to a pot or in a garden. Because succulents are part of the cacti family, they are hard to kill! So if you don’t have the greenest thumb, this is still a great option.
Your wedding day may seem like a whirlwind of excitement! Besides your photos, preserving your bouquet is a great way to remember your special day.
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Photographer | Vienna Glenn
Florist | Array Design
Blog written by Tori of the Array Design team.