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Bridal Bouquet Preservation: What Flowers Preserve Best?

Did you know when preserving your bridal bouquet, each flower preserves differently?

When preserving flowers, slight changes are inevitable due to the dehydration process and the various ways that they are preserved.

What does this mean? Colors will change and that is to be expected!

So which ones preserve the best?

What to Look for When Preserving Flowers

The first thing to look out for when you’re creating your bridal floral bouquet is COLOR! Flowers with bolder colors, like blues and purples, hold their color really well. On the other hand, whites will naturally fade to more of a cream tone. This is great to keep in mind when setting expectations for preserving your piece.

The flower’s thickness is the second thing to think about when preserving your bridal floral bouquet. Thinner flowers press really well, but can also be fragile. You’re going to want to be more careful when handling thin flowers. Thick flowers, like roses, retain a lot of water so they can be trickier to press. However, thick flowers preserve resin pieces really well because they add dimension!

3 Types of Flowers to Preserve

1 | Flat Flowers

Carnations, Chrysanthemum, Daisy, Marigold, Aster

2 | Thin Flowers

Daisy, Carnations, Anemone, Forget-Me-Nots, Ranunculus

3 | Thick Flowers

Roses, Sunflowers, Dahlia, Lilies, Peonies, Daffodil

PRO TIP: Flowers that have more of a shape and are more rounded or “3-D” tend to be a bit trickier to press than flatter flowers. ie: Roses, Lilies, Peonies, Daffodil

Bridal Bouquet Preservation: What Flowers Preserve Best?

What to Consider for Your Bouquet When Preserving Flowers

There is a lot going on when creating your floral bouquet that will leave a lasting impression and preserve well. So let’s talk about what to consider!


Flowers in season cost less than those that aren’t. If you love a specific flower but it's not in season, ask your florist what a close replacement would be!


Bold and bright colors preserve really well, while all-white bouquets are more likely to fade. I HIGHLY recommend incorporating a lot of greenery with all-white flowers to add color to your pieces!


When you picture your perfect day and holding your bouquet, what comes to mind? Talk to your florist about any preferences you have in color, style, specific flowers, etc. that will bring your dream to life!


Listen, at the end of the day there is a way to preserve just about every single flower. So if you care more about preserving the bouquet and less about the style of preservation, we will make sure your forever piece is beautiful!

The Benefits of Hiring a Professional Flower Preserver Vs. Doing it Yourself

When you hire a professional flower preserver, you are investing in someone who has spent a lot of time perfecting the art. At Sun Rae Planning, I have spent a lot of money and time doing just that! Through trial and error as well as improvements have been made to make sure your beautiful pieces are preserved the best and look amazing forever. Trust me, the last thing you want to do is ruin your bouquet because you tried to experiment with floral preservation and/or resin for the first time!


Drying your flowers can be an extensive and stressful process if it’s your first time. You have a stress-free process when hiring a professional flower preserver. We take great care when preserving your piece. Our process is super simple as well! Basically, you drop it off or ship it, and we’ll take care of everything else!

If you are hesitant about just dropping off your bouquet, you can still be involved in the process! You ultimately have the final say in what your floral layout is.

The best part is, you don’t have to be local!! There are things we can help you with if you live far away—we give detailed instructions on how to package your bouquet, and how to ship it to us safely, and you can rest easy while we preserve your piece.

Bridal Bouquet Preservation: What Flowers Preserve Best?

No matter what your bouquet looks like, we can’t wait to preserve it. Yes, certain flowers preserve better but it all depends on the style of preservation you are interested in (frame vs block). Keep what you learned in mind as you pick out your bridal bouquet and preserve those beautiful memories and pass down your art through generations.

Your bridal bouquet floral preservation pieces are a unique representation of your love story and we can’t wait to see what you choose!

Happy Planning, Lovers


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