(Closed) What did you do with your bouquet?

posted 8 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m not married yet, but in lieu of giving it away I know that some people have theirs dried. I LOVE this idea but have never spoken to anyone who has done this. I’d love more information about it, though, if anyone has done this. Other people take a sample of each flower that was in their bouquet, and have those pressed, then put on mounting board and framed as a representation of the bouquet. And the last idea I’ve read about it having a perfume made – not sure if the actual flowers are used, or if you just tell the perfumer which flowers were in your bouquet, but the gist is that you have a perfume made with the scents of the flowers you had. Those the ideas I’ve come across, but sadly I don’t have experience executing any of them!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I pulled out a couple of the flowers, stuck them in a book and threw the rest away.  I’m content with the pictures and not all of the flowers in my bouquet dry well so I let it go.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I kept a rose or two and threw the rest out.. it kind of started to smell after a while. I don’t really like dead flowers anyway. I like them alive!

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Mine got ruined at our day-after shoot (I was so sad!).  But we had a destination wedding and I probably wouldn’t have been able to bring it back on the flight anyway. 

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’ve been thinking about this, actually, and decided that we’re going to have our centerpieces and bouquets delivered to our local inpatient Hospice House after the reception is over. 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I am very sentimental and knew I’d want to keep mine; I had a silk boquet for this reason.  I also still have the Bridesmaid or Best Man boquet and the tossing boquet from a friend’s wedding. 🙂

The idea of delivering them to a hospice is REALLY nice, too.  If I’d have had real flowers, that would have been a wonderful thing to do with them.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

I thought about dryiing mine, but the flowers I had (mostly tulips) really didn’t dry very well.  I kept the ribbon and a couple of the dried spray roses, but ai ended up throwing it away.

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I tried drying mine but it didn’t end up working very well and a bunch of them either went rotten or dried up.  I’m happy to have the pictures of them!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I am freeze-framing my flowers.  My mom brought them to the place the Monday after the wedding and they preserve them and you can have them transformed into jewelry or (what I am doing) is have them preserved and then put in a box  with frame to put on the wall.  It is expensive (around $500) but we had minimalist flowers and they were given as a gift by a friend of FH who is a florist, so that was our flower budget. 🙂  It’s an Ohio company but people ship flowers from far away.

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Well, I wanted to save mine and do something with it, but my brother in law (who was housesitting for us at the time) threw it out while we were on our honeymoon because he thought it was just a bunch of dead flowers and why would I want it??  haha.  I was highly annoyed at the time, but I’m okay with it now.  I have plenty of beautiful pictures of it.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I either left mine @ the wedding, or in my hotel room – you can’t fly into the country with them, so they were just going to have to get thrown out 🙂 

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

My mom wants to put mine on my grandpa’s grave

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I have absolutely no idea.  I put mine in a vase on our table as a centerpiece at the reception, but I really didn’t care about it.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I have seen preserving kits in craft stores and I have been meaning to test it to see if it is worth doing on my bouquet.

Should that fail, I guess I will try drying them. 

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