Your wedding bouquet and wedding flowers will be meticulously planned, gorgeous, and probably pretty pricey. Wish you could keep your gorgeous blooms from your wedding, forever? Here are a few of my favorite ideas of preserving your meaningful blooms.
Three Tips For Repurposing Your Wedding Flowers
1. Dry Your Wedding Flowers!
One of the simplest ways to perpetuate and repurpose your wedding blooms is to let it air dry. Gather up the stems and tie them tightly together. Then, let the whole bouquet hang upside down in a dry, temperate area. Check back in a couple of weeks and, voila! Your wedding blooms have effectively become immortalized. If you choose this method, be sure to act sooner rather than later. You’ll want to start the process when petals are still vibrant, colorful, and unstained.
2. Gift Your Flowers To Your Guests!
Meaghan and Sean’s gorgeous Chicago Botanic Garden wedding featured blooms like lush roses, olive branches, and fragrant lavender. Instead of recycling their decorative blooms, their guests made their own bouquet to take home with them. We think it’s a gorgeous way to share a little extra love with your wedding guests!
3. Donate Your Wedding Flowers!
If you still have leftover blooms from your reception, you can always donate them to a great cause. Certain charities will come to your venue after the dancing’s done to collect all your leftover blooms. Some organizations even provide a tax deductible note so you can claim the market value! Here are some charities that serve the Chicago & Midwest: Random Acts of Flowers & Petals for Patients.
And, there you have it! These are three simple ways to repurpose and preserve your wedding flowers.
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