Updated: Nov 17
A question that I get asked a lot is, “What do I do with my flowers after my wedding?” Trust me when I say that your flowers don’t need to go into the trash just because you are finished saying, “I Do.”
Especially, when preserving wedding florals is the new thing!
Since floral preservation has been gaining a lot of traction lately, I have noticed quite a few resources out there. However, a lot of these are hard to decipher!
HERE IS EVERYTHING YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT PRESERVING YOUR WEDDING FLORALS
The thing is that you paid good money for the most beautiful flowers for your bridal bouquet! You should never just be expected to throw them away afterward!
In fact, I won't stand for it! NOT ANYMORE.
3 OPTIONS FOR PRESERVING WEDDING FLORALS
ONE | PRESSED + PRESERVED BOUQUETS
You pay for professional wedding photos for your big day so that you can re-live the magic of your wedding for the rest of your life, right? Well, do you want to know what hangs really nicely next to those images? Your pressed bouquet!
SunRae Planning has items ranging from $45 - $635+.
Frames: These are STATEMENT pieces that guarantee compliments and will look amazing on the wall next to your wedding photos!
Blocks: These are beautiful pieces for shelves and offices and preserve the color of your bouquet BEAUTIFULLY. The hexagon block is by far our most popular and we know you'll love it!
Add-Ons: These pieces are the perfect accessories for your larger items and can be added with the purchase of either a block or frame! A ring holder is a MUST for that gorgeous new bling and other items like wine stoppers, jewelry trays, and necklace holders are also very popular!
TWO | DONATE YOUR FLORALS
I bet you didn’t know that you are able to donate your wedding florals!
There are quite a few organizations that accept your donations. However, if your state doesn’t have any, I recommend calling your local florists to see if they will take them!
You can also take them to local nursing homes, hospitals, and woman’s shelters in your area.
THREE | SELL THE LEFTOVERS
If you use fake flowers for your wedding, you can always sell them to brides or even florists in your area!
Going this route allows them to be used in the way they were intended for – WEDDING BOUQUETS!
HI, I AM JACQULINE – A SELF-PROCLAIMED FLOWER PRESERVATION EXTRAORDINAIRE
As a destination wedding planner, I work with brides from across the United States who come to beautiful southern Utah to get married at Zion National Park! Flowers are a bride's best friend and there is nothing more beautiful than fresh flowers at a wedding (except for the bride, of course!)
Imagine if you could preserve one of the most beautiful pieces from your wedding day and keep it forever?! YEAH, LIKE FOREVER-EVER!
I am excited to tell you that now you can! Preserve the magic and your bridal bouquet with me over at Impressive Petals – a floral preservation studio that specializes in turning wedding florals into forever florals.