How to Preserve your Wedding Flowers?

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After months (even years) of painstaking planning, preparation and execution, the wedding gets over in one day. We do everything in our power to preserve our wedding day memories – we click photos and carefully put away the wedding trousseau or treasure invitations, etc. But what about your wedding flowers? The blooms you held while walking down the aisle can be among your greatest keepsake memories. If you are not ready to say goodbye to them yet, we have got some handy tips to help you turn them into a forever memory. Here’s how to preserve your wedding flowers.

Press-and-Frame the Blooms

Press-and-Frame the Blooms

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You can select as many flowers as you like or even the complete bouquet. The first step is to spread individual blooms and/or petals on wax or parchment paper. Add another layer of paper once done. Now, keep that flower sandwich inside a heavy book and place paperweight on top of it to flatten it. Leave them as it is for a week. Once the flowers are dry and flat, frame them in clear glass. You now have gorgeous wall art! You can also use the dried flowers in your wedding album or paste them on the inside of a clear phone case.

Hang them Upside-Down to Air Dry

Hang them Upside-Down to Air Dry

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A traditional and simple way to preserve your wedding bouquet is to air dry the flowers. The method is fairly simple: unwrap your bouquet and cut away the ribbons, wires or ties. Hang a few stems together with a string upside down somewhere in a dry dark spot. Let them air-dry for at least a week or longer and arrange them in a vase or create a wreath afterwards.

Turn them Into a Paperweight

Turn them into Paperweight

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Turning your blooms into an amazing paperweight is the most loved and preferred idea. You can make use of a clear epoxy resin to mould them into decorative shapes. First of all, get a mould of your preferred shape. Fill it with the epoxy resin halfway and arrange the flowers in it gently. Pour the resin again until the mould is full and let it dry. Once dried, take the mould off and you will have a nice decoration. You can also create resin ring holders, coasters, tabletops, name initials and jewellery pieces with wedding flowers.

Dip your Wedding Flowers in Wax

Dip your Wedding Flowers in Wax

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Though it is not the permanent method to preserve your blooms, it will extend their life up to six months and keep their originality intact. Simply melt down paraffin wax in a saucepan and let it cool a bit. Then one by one, dip your flowers’ heads until fully covered. Leave them for some time to dry by hanging down. You can then decorate them in whichever way you like.

Paint or Hire an Artist

Paint or Hire an Artist

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Last but not the least, try a beautiful rendering of your bouquet with watercolours or oil pastel or sketch. Since your flowers will never look the same after D-day, the artwork will be a lovely way to preserve them. If you have got an artistic mind (and hands), you may draw out an interpretation of your bouquet or any floral arrangement. Or you can always hire an artist.

And there you go! Some amazing and creative ways on how to preserve your wedding flowers. All these options to keep flower bouquet last longer will come in really handy. Do note that the ideas are only limited to your imagination.

About the author

Anushka

A creative person by heart and presently working with FNP as a content curator, Anushka has 4+ years of experience in content writing, editing and marketing. She loves designing for her writing pieces and is skilled at writing a multitude of genres including narrative, fiction, poetry, fantasy and short story. When not working, she can be usually found watching anime or framing random story plots in her head.

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