(Closed) Can’t bring myself to throw my bouquet away…..

posted 7 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I didn’t I had mine freeze dried and mounted with my invite and a picture. LOL.

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Or hang it to dry and save the petals for pot pourri in a nice container. You can add a drop or two of essential oil and keep it for years.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

I didn’t really have much of a choice. We got married down in Mexico and couldn’t really bring it back with us. It was kind of sad to put it in the trash can the morning we left but oh well. 

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I remember holding my prom bouquet upside down and spraying it with hair spray. They stayed in a vase in my bedroom for two years. Or you can get a really nice photo of it and frame it in your home somewhere. 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I threw my real bouquet during the single ladies toss, so my throw away was joyful. (I have always disliked dried flowers…The special flowers live on in the photographs!) 

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Typically I preserve my flowers by hanging it upside down and using hairspray while it’s still fresh.  It works nearly as well as the pro job.

Since it sounds like it’s no longer fresh, I would take the petals and put them in clear ornaments.  That would make a pretty Christmas tree.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee

I couldn’t do it either. My bouquet sat in a vase in our kitchen for nearly two weeks. It stayed fresh for a very long time, but after the first week it started to wilt. I still couldn’t part with it though. My husband asked me if he could throw it away several times. I kept saying “Oh, maybe tomorrow.” I finally had to let him toss it when he showed me that it was growing mold on some of the petals lol. I was sooo sad!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

i’ve hung flowers upside down to dry, but have never used hairspray, what does the hairpsray do?  I have a flower from last fall that i did this too, and it’s still looking good, but now im worried because i didnt spray it. 

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’ve hung flowers upside down as well. Never used hairspray, but the roses from my 4th anniversary with Mr.ND are still going strong (we’ll be at 8 yrs in October). Just strung them up in a bunch as I liked them and let them be for a while. (I put a shoe box under them to collect any little bits that fall off.)

Like @Lee_Ann: asked, what does the hairspray do?

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I actually went with a silk bouquet that I purchased off of Etsy. I still have it hanging in my closet. I don’t think I will ever be able to get rid of it. 

Some of the bees have pretty good ideas though. 🙂

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