Post # 1
I already can not believe the price that florists charge for something you will use for one day, and more than likely, will die or wilt shortly after. After I got over that mental hurtle, I began thinking about a bouquet toss. We were on the fence for a while on whether or not to even do one and a garter toss. After weighing out the pros and cons we decided to go for it, but I couldn’t bare dropping a $100-$200 on a bouquet only to “throw” it away to a guest. That’s when FI’s cousin old me she had her bouquet preserved. Her florist did everything for her and framed it. They now have it displayed in their living room. I loved the idea! Look at these beautiful preserved bouquets and bouts!
Has anyone preserved their bouquet or is thinking about it?
Post # 3
That’s a great idea. Any idea how much that typically costs? I think generally brides don’t toss their ceremony bouquet though. Usually they have a much small less fancy throw away/ toss bouquet made.
Post # 4
@7-9-11bride: That’s what we planned on doing, getting a smaller one to toss. I’m hoping someone can answer the price question, but I’m sure it varies by state and store. I just want a general idea!
Post # 5
I was looking into it and found Keepsake Floral. Here are the prices:
Post # 6
I considered it, but I was so exhausted at the end of the day, I left mine at the reception. LOL.
Post # 7
i’m using real touch flowers for my bouquet so that way I can keep it without worrying about it wilting away in days. How much does it cost to preserve the flowers?
Post # 8
@SapphireBride1008: Thank you!
@Linz1231: That will be my luck!
Post # 9
I feel the same way – I couldn’t imagine throwing something like that away, so to speak. I plan to have a smaller bouquet for the reception, either to toss or to present to someone (probably FI’s grandmother who gave us her ring to use for my e-ring).
I am definitely planning on having my bouquet preserved if the budget allows for it. I think it’s a couple hundred bucks at least, depending on the kind of framing/arrangement all that stuff.
Post # 10
I love that middle one! How beautiful!!
That said, I’m not sure I’d display it or have a place for that to go in my house…
Post # 11
toss bouquest are usually much smaller and less expensive than your bouquet – no one actually throws the one you carry.
Post # 12
Oooh. I’m favoriting this topic so I can look into it more when I come a bit closer to our actual wedding date. Love the idea!
Post # 13
What a neat idea! I wish I saw this sooner!
Post # 14
My mom preserved hers and saved it in 1970. I would love to save mine the same way.
Post # 15
My mother preserved her bouquet from her second wedding, as well as mine, and included it in a shadow box with a letter to me and a picture of us on that day. I’m so glad she did, it’s something I’ll always have with me from that day
Post # 16
@Case42: I love that idea! That is so sweet of your mother!