Post # 1
Hey Bees! I recently tied the knot and I’m trying to think of what to do with my already dried-out bridal bouquet (besides throwing it away). Anyone have any creative ideas of what to do with it? I thought I saw an idea in Martha Stewart Weddings several months back, but I can’t remember what it was and can’t find the magazine =(
Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden
I wish I could help! Mine has dried in great condition and is now sitting on top of one of our cabinets 😉 I would love to hear others’ ideas as well!
p.s. your icon is hilarious! I loved Lambchop!
Post # 4
I have no idea what to do with them after they are dried out. I am getting mine preserved. I saw something about making thank you notes out of the flowers, but I am not sure if they have to be live still for that.
Post # 5
Someone posted a website on here awhile back that uses your flowers (dried out or live) and turns them into glass beads. They will make you a broach, necklace, rosary, whatever and then send you the leftover flowers that they didn’t use. I thought that was an interesting idea… but never saved the link.
Post # 6
I’m placing mine on my grandfather’s grave (he died last year and will be missed so much at the wedding).
Post # 7
That is a beautiful idea. Since we are having a desination wedding, that won’t really be possible, but I think that is incredibly special and thoughtful.
Post # 8
I had mine freezedried. It’s going to be rearranged into a shadow box so it resembles the original.
Post # 9
The website that noodlefish is referring to is http://www.blossomstobeads.com/. I’m thinking I will have them make a choker for myself and a bracelet for my sister.
Post # 10
wish i had know about this… mine got thrown out!
Post # 11
I had to throw mine out too. We went to Maui for a week after the wedding, and by the time we got back home, my bouquet was a wilted mess.
Post # 12
I’m taking one rose out to take to my grandmother’s grave, and I’m giving the rest of the bouquet to my Future Mother-In-Law. It will be hers to deal with after that, LOL! 😉
Post # 13
I know I have heard of people donating them to a hospital. They often go to new mothers or the elderly. I always thought this was a super sweet idea.
Post # 14
I did what iswimibikeirun did with freeze drying.
My shadowbox looks awesome, and I am excited to put it on the wall, but have to wait until our bedroom furniture arrives so I know where to hang it.
Post # 15
I would like to have someone create a duplicate bouquet out of silk flowers to display in our home but I’m not sure where to find someone to do that. I tried to dry my bouquet myself and it doesn’t look too good.
Post # 16
I ran across this site in another thread somewhere here and thought it looked really neat… with a pricetag to match: http://www.freezeframeit.com/