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Ultimate Guide To Preserve Wedding Flowers

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No one wants to say goodbye to their wedding bouquet, especially after all the careful planning and budgeting of flowers, which made it possible to carefully select each flower and create with love that floral spectacle that accompanied them down the aisle. After all that was involved in the creation of the bouquet, it is not surprising that many couples are wondering how to preserve it.

“Part of what makes flowers so special is their ephemeral beauty. After months of transforming from seed to stem, they have finally reached their peak in their wedding flowers, ” says Shannon Morrow, founder of Arvo Floral Studio. “Couples are always looking for ways to remember their flowers so they always have a little bit of their flower design to remind them of their special day.”

If you want to keep your flowers forever, you can — and there are many ways to do this. “My number 1 advice for someone who wants to preserve their flowers is to decide in the most convenient way that can be easily implemented in their home,” says Morrow. “Opting for an option that results in a work of art that can be displayed in your home all year round is really the best option for couples who want to have an eternal pleasure.”

Keep reading to learn how to preserve your beloved wedding flowers and keep them forever as a flowery reminder of your special day.

Tap the flowers

To press the flowers in your wedding bouquet, select as many flowers as you like, or even the whole bouquet, as shown here, and spread them on clean wax paper so that they can be easily lifted after pressing. Morrow suggests disposing of them in a way that is convenient for you in this step — once they are dried and pressed, you can not deal with them.

Then place the wax paper with the flowers in the pages of a heavy book, such as a phone book or a manual. Add another piece of wax paper to the top to keep the flowers ink-free and close the book. Then weigh it with something heavy, like a vase or several pounds. You can also just put heavy items on the wax paper flower sandwich if you don’t have a heavy book. Let it dry for seven to ten days. Once the wedding flowers are flat and dry, you can organize and design them as you like.

You can also have a professional press and design your bouquet for her. “You only have one chance to get the flowers,” says Sarah Ferrell of Pressed Floral. “Find someone whose style you like and don’t be afraid to ask them for adjustments. It is they who keep it forever.”

Hang the flowers upside down to dry them

Another easy way to keep your wedding bouquet is to let it air dry. Unpack the bouquet and cut off each tape or tape. Instead of bundling the bouquet, Morrow suggests hanging the stems one by one so that each has the best possible shape.

Then hang them upside down in a dry, temperate area, like a hallway closet. Let all flowers air dry for at least a week or more if it is fresh. “Put them in a vase or create a wreath with your dried flowers to enjoy,” Morrow says. “Bonus, if you’ve kept your ribbon out of your bouquet-make sure you use it on your crown!”

Dip them in silica gel

Silica gel is not a real gel, but a porous sand that absorbs water and dries the flowers in one to seven days. This method will keep your flowers as close as possible to what you did on the actual wedding date. Although freezing your bouquet in time is not an option, silica gel is the best thing you can do.

You can buy silica gel at any craft shop for less than. Form a silica gel base in an airtight container and nest your flowers in the sand. Then gently pour the silica gel around the petals, making sure that it does not spoil the shape of the flower. Continue filling until the container is full and close it with the lid. Make sure that the container is airtight, otherwise your flowers may succumb to mold due to moisture.

Silica gel also preserves the color of the flower. At the end of the week, carefully remove the flowers and spray them with an artist hairspray or hairspray.

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