You spent a lot for that bouquet, so why not preserve it? Not only will you be continuing to enjoy your investment, but you will also be preserving the memories that are attached to it. With these fun,creative ways to make your bridal bouquet last forever, you will be sure to preserve the memories
In an Ornament
This is an out-of-the-box way to preserve your wedding flowers. It costs you close to nothing by having you only have to pay for an empty Christmas ornament. It is also an easy DIY because all you have to know is how to properly dry your flowers and you are all good to go! You can display this ornament at Christmas time or all year round depending on how you choose to display it.
Make a Shadow Box
By preserving all of the different elements of your bouquet in a shadow box, you will be able to remember all of the details of your big day by being able to look at them. A shadow box is easy to make and there are plenty of tutorials out there to help along the way of making one. After it is finished, this is the perfect thing to hang and display in your living room or anywhere else in your house.
Pressed Petal Picture
By pressing petals in an old book, you will be able to have the materials to make a simple, or complex, petal picture. All you need is a canvas, some glue, and the petals from your bridal bouquet. This can be a simple, 5 minute craft, but it can also last longer depending on how many petals you want to use. Make this picture even more special by adding other elements to it such as paint, ink, and other materials.
Turn it into a Wreath
This may be a task for the more hands-on, crafty bride. By properly preserving your flowers so that the color stays bright an vibrant, you will be able to create a gorgeous wreath to hang on the door of your first house. Add an initial or bow to it to draw more visual interest to your work of art. Making this wreath is a great way to use your bridal bouquet and it reminds you of the vows and promises you and your spouse made on your wedding day.
1 Year Anniversary Box
Putting some of your flowers in your 1 year anniversary box will add a fresh touch to your box. You could take the petals off the stem and place them in the box to have a romantic element when opening it. This is a great way to incorporate you pricey bouquet in your post-wedding plans.
Make a Signature Tea
Especially if you included roses in your bouquet, drying flower petals and putting them in a tea is a artsy and delicious way to save you flowers. Who knows, you might even find out that you love a tea of specially blended flowers at the end of this. Before putting your flowers in your tea, make sure that the flowers you are putting in are edible and clean. Nothing is worse than getting extremely sick after your wedding day.
Whether you choose to use one or all of these ideas, you will be creating a way for your big day to be remembered for years to come. The things you are creating with your bridal bouquet have the chance to be something that can be passed down for generations as a family heirloom. Just imagine your great-great-grandkids telling their kids that these are the flowers that their great-great-great grandmother Sarah had in her bouquet on her wedding day. Sounds pretty nice doesn’t it.