(Closed) What are you doing with your bouquet after the wedding?

posted 8 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: March 2010

This is the sole reason why i am doing silk flowers i want to keep them and shadow box them on our wall with our marriage certificate. but im kind of a sap i have the reciept from our first date hahaha (long story)..

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Right now I have no plans. And the idea of just throwing it away doesn’t really bug me. I would love for some space effective suggestions, though. Certainly don’t want to dry the whole thing. Where would I put it?

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I will actually be using it for my bouquet toss during the wedding – so someone else will have some nice flower for a little while

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

i’m preserving mine! i already know that.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

I actually plan to take mine to the graveyard where my grandfather is buried and leave them there. He passed away about a week after we got engaged, so I think it would be special to at least leave a part of my wedding with him. 🙂

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper

I knew I couldn’t take them with me (we were leaving directly for our honeymoon after the wedding) so I gave them to my mom.  She LOVED having them as her kitchen centerpiece until they died.  I was happy with that because someone got to enjoy them!  (I had tulips, which don’t dry very well so drying and keeping them was out.)

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I kept one flower from the bouquet dried it and framed it.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I am ordering a BEAUTIFUL silk bouquet off of Etsy and plan on putting it in a beautiful vase and keeping it forever! So excited!

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Probably just putting them in water until they die – then toss them! I’m using real flowers so there’s not much that I can do with them.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

@lifeinshutter: SUCH a good idea! How do you drain flowers? Never heard of this before..I’d like to learn more! Framing it would be SUCH a nice addition to your home!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Well since we left the day after, I gave it to my mom.  And I haven’t seen my mom since that day, and every time I am on the phone I keep forgetting to ask her, so I have no clue what became of my bouquet after the wedding!  It was real flowers, so I wanted someone to enjoy it more than I could, that’s why I gave it to her in the first place!  Hopefully it sat on their table for a while before she threw it out!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

My mom and I just talked about this. I am not attached to the bouquet, I will remove the portion of my grandmother’s dress from the stem wrapping, but then I am tossing it before we leave! (to a guest)

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2010 - Trinity Presbyterian Church/Harrison Opera House

@amanda.lynn – that is such a sweet idea – very touching.  if i lived close to where my grandpa was buried, i would have really liked to do something similiar.

I made my bouquet too and thought about the shadow box thing, but I think mine is too big.  I’ve been considering a plan to take it apart and make some holiday decorations out of the flowers and feathers – maybe a garland of sorts?

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