Post # 1
Hi everyone. So I was married about 8 months ago, and I’m only now trying to figure out what to do with everything. I made fabric bouquets and had fabric boutionneres made to match. If they had been fresh flowers I probably wouldn’t have saved them, and instead just admired pictures. These however, aren’t going to go bad, I spent a lot of time on them (made all the bouquet flowers myself), and well they’re pretty so it seems a shame to just throw them away. I have my bouquet, my sister’s, my husband’s boutonniere, and his brother’s. Anyone out there do something creative with their bouquets and boutonnieres? I would love ideas, especially from people who didn’t have fresh flowers. Thanks!
Post # 2
I was planning on drying mine properly and somehow put it all in a shadow box with a copy of my inviation, program, etc on the back of the frame.
I want something like this to showcase since I am not good at scrapbooking.
Post # 3
I had real flowers so I had my bouquet and my husband’s boutonnière freeze dried but I love the display with the invitation and accommodation card. Just an idea 🙂
Post # 4
ajrpcv: i hung it to dry upside down and then I pulled the flowers off and put them in a small shadow box.
Post # 6
my bouquet is ontop of a book shelf in the living room in a glass vase dried. -we had real flowers
Post # 7
ajrpcv: I got my bouquet freeze dried and will be putting that, our wedding invitation, and our wedding picture in a shadow box that will probably be hung in our bedroom
Post # 8
I kept my bouquet alive for almost a month! But eventually everything started to die. Since the EU has strict policies on the importation of vegetation (including dried flowers) I knew I wouldn’t be able to take my bouquet with me and ended up throwing it out. I told my husband he’ll just need to have it recreated for me every year for our anniversary!
Post # 9
ajrpcv: If you’re not planning to display the whole thing somewhere, what about saving one flower from each thing you still have, and turning them into christmas tree ornaments? That’s assuming you celebrate Christmas, of course.
That’s what I’m planning to do with mine except I have real flowers so I’m going to dry a few and then put the petals inside a clear glass ornament. Actually, if you could get the flowers inside one of those (they made wide mouth ones, I believe) that’d be a cool way to do it.
Post # 10
- Wedding: June 2014 - San Francisco, CA
I dried mine and put it in one of those hard plastic boxes people use for sports memorabilia, along with the cork from the champagne we used to toast on the courthouse steps. (I’m 50/50 on putting my engagement ring in there, too, and just wearing my wedding band.) It sits on my dresser. I’ll try and take a pic when I get home from work. It looks nice.
Post # 11
I had a brooch bouquet and I have it displayed in the book case in my living room.
Post # 12
i will be having paper flowers with beading done and will save my bouquet in one of our centerpieces, that will have a vase of sorts. i may put it in the loft or in what we (hope) will be a nursery for a bit. maybe our bedroom. his bout will go in a shadow box with our invites and a photo etc.
Post # 13
I am making my bouquet and planning to put it in a vase to put on display somewhere in the house.
Post # 14
I haven’t got married yet, but my mom still has her artificial flower bouquet. We have a curio cabinet in one corner of our living room, and one shelf of it has just wedding things – the unity candle, toasting glasses from the head table, ring bearers pillow, and her bouquet. I’ve always loved being able to see those things, and I hope to do something similar after my own wedding. 🙂
Post # 15
SaraP2012: Hello! Is your brooch bouquet just sitting on your bookshelf or behind glass? I was married almost a year ago & am completely stumped as to how to display this…I want to be able to light it & put it behing glass to keep the dust down, but I haven’t found a good way to do this yet…..what did you do with yours??