Now that you invested in beautiful flowers for your wedding day, no bride wants to say goodbye! Here are 6 easy ways to preserve your beautiful bouquet to enjoy for many years to come!
1. Christmas Ornament
This one is super easy. All you need is a clear glass Christmas ornament ball and some of your favorite dried flowers. Arrange them however you would like, tie a ribbon through the top and hang on your tree at Christmas time. You could also purchase a vinyl decal with your wedding date, initials, monogram, etc. The options are basically endless with this one.
2. Pressed Flowers with Wedding Invitation
This one I love. I honestly wish I would have seen this when I got married. There are actually companies out there that will do this for you... all you have to do is send them your bouquet and invitation. Such a beautiful way to preserve a beautiful memory!
3. Flower Jar
This is what I did with my flowers and I love seeing it daily on my dresser! We dried my flowers and they hung in the hall closet for a LONG LONG time. I couldn't decide what I wanted to do with them (and honestly forgot when Christmas came along to actually make a Christmas ornament! haha) My mom suggested putting them in a jar, so I did! I have it sitting on my dresser now and I love getting to see it everyday! And, bonus that our wedding colors are also our bedroom colors! ha
I also have a jar of dried roses that I have been saving since the first time Drew sent me flowers. I keep these on my desk (pictured) and bonus there because they match my office colors. (I am a little OCD if you haven't noticed! ha)
4. Shadow Box
A shadow box preservation is probably one of t he most common ways to preserve your bouquet because it is easy! I love that the boutonniere is also preserved and the added monogram is so perfectly southern.
5. Bouquet Petal Art
This one only uses the petals of one or two flowers, but I thought this was something neat and different than preserving the full bouquet. I think you could use the petals to make a lot of different shapes, initials, etc. and then write on the canvas so many different things like last name, first names, initials, monograms, wedding date in roman numerals, etc. Now, I am going to have to see if I could do this with any of the my flowers!
6. Bridal Bouquet Paintings
This is something that I hadn't seen before until I was researching for this blog post. I had already found my five I wanted to feature, but after I saw this I really couldn't NOT include it. This is such a fun idea and a totally different way to preserve such a special day! It could also be perfect for an anniversary gift and could totally be customized with names, dates, etc. also! Or maybe for a photographer to give her brides? Hmmm. So many options!
Did you preserve your wedding bouquet? How did you do it? Comment below!