Your wedding day is a whirlwind of love, laughter, and, of course, beautiful blooms. But as the confetti settles and the cake crumbs are swept away, one question lingers: what to do with your stunning wedding bouquet? Don't let those precious blossoms fade into memory! With a little creativity and these budget-friendly DIY hacks, you can preserve the magic of your wedding day and keep your cherished bouquet blooming forever.
Air Drying Elegance
This free and simple method is perfect for capturing the natural beauty of your bouquet. Gather your blooms in small bunches, tie their stems with twine, and hang them upside down in a cool, dark, and well-ventilated space like a basement or attic. Patience is key, as air drying can take up to two weeks, but the reward is naturally dried flowers with a rustic charm, ideal for a vintage or bohemian-inspired home decor display.
For the impatient romantics, the microwave method offers a quick (but slightly risky) alternative. Wrap individual flowers loosely in paper towels and microwave them on low power for short bursts (30 seconds on, 30 seconds off) until dry. Keep a close eye on them to avoid scorching! This method works best for thin, delicate flowers like daisies and pansies.
Bouquet Preservation Kit
Preserve your blooms with your own hands, without the pressure! This Bouquet Preservation Kit includes everything you need to transform your blooms into a modern, timeless keepsake without the mess, confusion or expense of professional alternatives!
Press with Passion
Create a memory by pressing your wedding flowers. Carefully separate individual blooms or petals, placing them between sheets of absorbent paper (blotting paper or coffee filters work well). Layer the paper-flower sandwiches between heavy books or a flower press. Apply gentle pressure and leave undisturbed for a week or two. Keep in mind that this option can result in thin, fragile blooms if not executed precisely!