The arrangements you choose to celebrate your wedding day are a focal point that cannot simply be stored or displayed for years to come without some effort.
If you would like to preserve your bouquet as a reminder or celebration of your marriage, the first step in doing so is considering where you would like to see your bouquet in your home. Some methods of preservation are more appropriate for keeping in a curio or china cabinet, while others can decorate your walls or living areas.
Delicate options include hanging your bouquet to dry, drying in silica gel, or temporarily preserving in wax. These options have their individual pros and cons, but it is advisable to keep your bouquet in a safe place to prevent the deterioration or accidental breakage of your bouquet.
More durable options include pressing your bouquet, preserving in resin, or doing both! Your pressed arrangement can be displayed in frame, while preserving your dried, full shaped, bouquet in resin could create a centerpiece or paperweight. Better yet, pressing your bouquet and using individual flowers and elements to incorporate into items throughout your home with resin allows your memories to be preserved in a beautiful, useful manner. Necklaces, coasters, or lampshades just scratch the surface of what can be made with pressed flowers and resin.
If you love the idea of looking back on your wedding day and envisioning your bouquet, but don’t feel the need to physically preserve your bouquet, consider photos, drawings, or paintings to preserve the memory.
Once you have selected your preferred method of preservation, you need to make plans on your wedding day to maintain your flowers until they are able to be preserved.
Wedding Day Maintenance
Request that your florist avoid the use of any preservatives on your bouquet, as it may cause discoloration while preserving later on. Avoid any wear-and-tear by skipping out of the bouquet toss or substituting it with another bouquet you are less concerned about, be it a bridesmaid’s, a bouquet made especially for the toss, or an artificial bouquet that can handle a jostling. Lastly, but most importantly, plan for someone to collect your bouquet when you no longer need it at your wedding. Task this individual with unbundling, cutting a bit of the end of each stem, and placing the arrangement in water to keep them from deteriorating while you are enjoying your wedding.
Long story short, do your research. Know what you want before your wedding day, so you can plan and prepare. If you don’t feel comfortable trying to preserve your arrangement yourself, look into experienced florists and vendors that can take the burden off your shoulders.
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