Bridal bouquet – what did you do with it after the big day?

posted 2 weeks ago in Flowers
Post # 2
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

dried it, held on it for 3 years.  was going to put it in a display case.  then i threw it in the garbage.

Post # 3
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Honey bee

I dried mine and bought a glass dome (wood base) to display it in. We moved, at around our 30th anniversay, and I threw it out. It held up pretty good, considering its age, but it wasn’t exactly pretty anymore. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I dried mine and it is sitting in a vase in our den area. Not sure what I want to do with it when we move in the spring though. I’d like to just pack it away, but it’s very fragile. It might just go in the garbage.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

naomi01 :  My parents hung it upside down on a string in their basement for me while we were on our honeymoon.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

Mine is currently hanging upside down in our guest closet. Am trying to dry it out, but honestly have no idea how long drying process takes…

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

libellules :  My parents left mine upside down for a couple weeks.

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

naomi01 :  tied string around the stems and hung it upside down until it was dry. it looked fine  after it was dried. i planned to get a display box but never got around to it. it sat in an open cardboard box for 3 years, almost 4.  i was cleaning out my office, moving it downstairs getting ready for baby #2 and decided i didn’t want it anymore, i really didn’t care about displaying it. so in the garbage it went.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee

I made mine out of paper- I burned it. I love fire.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Pearson Convention Centre

With my corsage from my engagement party. I had a rosary made. With my wedding bouquet I had it preserves and enclosed in a glass dome. Forever in Time do a great job in preserving flowers and bouquets

Post # 13
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Honey bee

naomi01 : Don’t 100% remember, becasue it was 40 years ago. My Mom’s cousin lent us a tub of some kind of white, drying powder. I had to take apart the the bouquet, and submerge the pieces in the powder. There was a lot of baby’s breath, so I just hung it up in our basement to dry.   

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

naomi01 :  had my sister “take care of it” for me (as in throw it away)

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

I kept the ribbons and pressed a few of the rose petals in wax paper in a heavy book. Kept the rest until it started rotting and then tossed it in my garden. 

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