(Closed) what did you do with your bridal bouquet?

posted 8 years ago in Flowers
Post # 17
1732 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

It wilted, died, and was tossed with the rest of the flowers.  I have beautiful photos to remember it by, I don’t need the dead, dried up version of it hanging around.

Post # 18
7586 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I had mine freeze dried. It cost me $150 bucks. I am working on putting in this shadow box with one of our invitations mounted inside and a picture from the wedding day. I’m really excited to get it back! Mine bouqet wrap was the sleeve of my grandmother’s dress so it has meaning to it for me.

Post # 19
312 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I have no idea what I will do with mine.  There will be some real flowers but a lot of dried grasses and greens in it as well like bunny tails, curly willows, wheat, broom corn etc.  So I really don’t know if I should toss it during the bouquet toss or have it preserved and put in a shadow box.

I really like the idea of putting it in a shadow box and displaying it in our living room.  But then again a shadow box will just be another thing I have to dust weekly.

Post # 20
2116 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Klb5882: what a great idea! I’ve recently started collecting rosaries, this would be an awesome addition to them!

Post # 21
450 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Mine will be made with real touch calla lilies and brooches. I will bring it home and put it in the china cabinet. I will have a small bouquet tied to it, that we will lay on mom’s plot on the way to our honeymoon.

For the toss I will have several bunches of bouquets from dollar tree wrapped together to make a big bouquet however when I turn around I will take the wrap off and when I toss there will be about 15-20 bouquets flying, so everyone can grab one.

Post # 22
5654 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

Well I had made mine out of paper so that I could keep it….. I still have it BUT my mother gifted us with “moving us” while we were on our honeymoon and it got kinda messed up in the move =(… I’m still trying to fix it though so then I can keep it forever! =)

Post # 23
1092 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I want to preserve mine. Instead of paying $300 to a company that specializes in this I will try my hand at doing it myself (DIM…lol) Theres a product you can get at a craft store to dry your bouquet. I’ve done some research and have learned you need to take the bouquet totally apart flower by flower so the gel can get into every crevice. Dry in a large bin completely covering the flowers and leave them for a few weeks. Then you’ll need to re assemble the bouquet (probably need to refer to my wedding photos for this) and place in a shadow box with my husbands (ahhh, I like the sound of that) boutonniere, a photo and invitation. I would love to hang it somewhere in our bedroom.

I think I will do a trial run with a few roses to see how difficult it will be before I tackle the real one.

Post # 24
2 posts
  • Wedding: February 1991

@rachelmarie220: did you ever think of having them made into a keepsake or keepsake jewelry?  I had my brothers funeral flowers made into a bracelet for me and a rosary for my mom.  It’s a beautiful way to remember someone special or your special day.  There’s a bunch of businesses that offer this service on the internet. After looking up flower petal jewelry I decided to get mine  made from Isis Keepsake Jewelry.  They did a great job. Check them out and you can also check out the other websites that offer the same service.  Good luck and congrats!

Post # 25
92 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I was planning on pressing them and arranging them in a picture.  Something like these:

Post # 26
2554 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@vmec: Me too! I didn’t even know that people had a separate one to toss…

Post # 27
11165 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@LetThereBeLite: Ooh I love this idea!!!

I want to keep mine but I don’t want a large shadow box or equivalent to hang on my wall so I’m searching for alternatives. We shall see.

Post # 28
642 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

After a few days, I decided to throw it in the trash.  

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