Ideas for Preserving a Wedding Bouquet

Perhaps you’re the guest who was lucky enough to catch the bouquet during the toss. Maybe you’re part of the bridal party and have your own floral bouquet to hold. Or, it could be that you’re a bride who’s reluctant to say goodbye to the blooms you so carefully picked.

It would certainly be a shame to just throw away the bridal bouquet when it withers. If only you could keep it as a souvenir of the event, right? Let us show you how to make this possible here.

1. Hiring a professional

You have two options when hiring a preservation company, a nationwide service or a local provider. You can ask your local florist if they have an in-house preservation services or if they can recommend a company for you. To ensure that they’ll have available space make reservations a minimum of one month in advance. You’ll need to have the bouquet delivered in a cool container to help the flowers maintain their freshness, and sometimes the company can provide a cooler or box for you.

2. Hang the flowers upside down

Another way to preserve your wedding bouquet is to gather up the stem and tie them tightly together, then hang the whole bouquet in a safe area upside down for several weeks or months. After a couple of weeks check back on them and you’ll find your wedding bouquet has dried completely and nicely. You can also store them in a bouquet preservation box.

3. Use silica gel

Silica gel isn’t an actual gel, it’s more like sand that works to absorb water and dry flowers in 1 to 7 days. You can find silica gel at any craft stores. Form a base of silica gel in an airtight container and settle your blooms in the sand. After that, gently pour the silica gel around the petals, make sure that the shape of the flower isn’t compromised. Keep filling until the container is full and seal with the lid.

4. Preserve them in a picture frame

Turn your bridal bouquet into a personalised piece of 3D art by framing it. This kind of procedure involves separating the flowers and drying them, then paint each petal and stem individually, before putting the bouquet back together. You can also include your groom’s buttonhole too!

There you have it! If you’ve been thinking about how to preserve your wedding bouquet, you’ve got 4 ways to make them last. For more information, you can call us on 07572863132 or send us an email at flowers@blossomlaneflorist.co.uk.

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