(Closed) Spinoff: What did you do with your bouquet after the big day?!?!

posted 5 years ago in Flowers
Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Scottish Rite Cathedral (New Castle, PA)

Sapphires:  I gave mine away to the winners of our anniversary dance, DH’s grandparents. 

Post # 17
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Busy bee

Sapphires:  this is a great idea we are having a destination wedding in cabo- and I know I won’t be able to bring it home afterwards- I’m going to toss it in the ocean in the end! Love it! Thanks so much for the idea!

Post # 18
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Helper bee

Sapphires:  Just wanted to say, your dress and bouquet are GORGEOUS…I love the embellished straps!

Post # 19
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

Mine died while we were on our honeymoon and I threw it in the trash when we got back. Lol. Maybe I’m unsentimental? 

Post # 20
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I plan to keep it in a vase on my kitchen table until the flowers die, and then it will go in the bin.  I may dry a few flowers to shadowbox, but not all of them.

I have friends who have dried and saved their bouquets, but I have nowhere to keep a whole dried bouquet, I’m pretty sure my cats would decide it’s a toy.

Post # 24
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - NH

I let my nieces have my bouquet.  I kept the vase they were delivered in even though it is on the plain side.  I don’t regret not saving it even though I loved it, only because I have too much “stuff” as it is and saved tons of other items from the wedding.

Post # 25
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I will prob end up with silk flowers but I seen on Pinterest where one woman boiled the petals and made them into tiny beads which I thought was super neat as a pass down keepsake as future women in the family could use to make a sentimental piece 

Post # 26
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Newbee

Mine was left as it was and dried. It has been almost 14 years and my husband recently broke some petals off durig our remodel, but it still looks pretty good

Post # 27
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Sugar bee

My florist dried my flowers for free. I figured I’d just throw them out eventually, but since they had been dried I felt guilty tossing them for some reason. I ended up putting them in a shadowbox that I plan on filling with other things from the wedding to make it look less like flowers in a coffin.

Here they are in the box without all the extra stuff:

Post # 28
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Bumble Beekeeper

Darling Husband is preserving the flowers from my bouquet in silica gel crystals. You just submerge the flowers in silica gel crystals and put a lid on it +/- microwaving. The process takes a while, so we’re still waiting for the final result. There are youtube videos that show the whole process. 

Post # 29
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013 - Cornucopia St. Charles

FutureDrAtkins:  wow just gorgeous! 

Post # 30
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: Hawksnest Cove Beach St John USVI

LVtennisgirl80:  I broight mine back from the Virgin Idlands in my carry on bag so if you don’t want to toss it in the ocean it’s still possible to keep

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