How can I preserve my bridal bouquet?
I've been told to hang it upside down and let it dry... It has to be a better way to do it, no?

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Posted On: May 4, 2010 at 2:13 PM • Vendors are allowed • Add to My WatchlistFlag As Inappropriate1 like

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Krystal
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May 04, 2010 at 2:33 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
There are professional services that will preserve flowers for you. There's a company here in PA that will actually frame your flowers for you with your wedding invite or some other item of your choice and I thought it was a cute idea.

I got the brochure for it from a bridal show but I'm sure you can google a preservation company near you


Krystal
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May 04, 2010 at 2:38 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
^Id Suggest that if you have wiggle room for it. I'm gonna google some other methods and let you know what I find.

Shell
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May 04, 2010 at 2:40 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I had mine preserved thru a vendor like krystal posted about, and framed in a shadow box with my garter & mom's & DH's flowers also. its sitting in my china cabnit with my cake topper & cutting set :]

Shell
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May 04, 2010 at 2:43 PM • Flag As Inappropriate

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May 05, 2010 at 10:19 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
thanks!

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May 05, 2010 at 10:23 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
thats such a cute idea. i def wont be doing that just cuz im super cheap and id rather do it myself. i plan on taking two flowers out of my bouquet and tying the ribbon around them, and hanging them upside down. im gonna get a frame from acmoore that i can put them in, and include a cute wedding poem or maybe the irish wedding blessing... or our vows. not sure. something cute!

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May 05, 2010 at 11:34 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
I have the bouquet still from when I was in my brother's wedding and I hung it upside down to dry and sprayed it very liberally with hairspray, it helps to set it and perserve it. I have it hanging with a picture of them, not in anything and I have had it for almost 3 years and it looks great.
May 06, 2010 at 2:14 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
I think a great idea is to have a replica made of silk or porcelain, then displayed in a glass cube!

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May 06, 2010 at 10:34 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
Great ideas! Brandy i think I'll follow your suggestion.

thanks!!!!!!

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May 06, 2010 at 10:53 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
@ Paula - it's inexpensive to do it that way and honestly the one I have has lasted 3 years. Plus when me and my fiance first started dating he got me a beautiful bouquet with birds of paradise in them and I still to this day have almost that full bouquet. I just hung it up to dry and excuse my language - hairsprayed the shit out of it!

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May 06, 2010 at 11:16 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
great tip! thanks!

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May 06, 2010 at 11:19 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
ive hairsprayed all my flowers too and i bought this spray from michaels to help it stay together

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May 06, 2010 at 11:27 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
Shell, very interested in the cost of something like this... could you maybe give us an idea? And what exactly you had done? IF you can post a pic of your preservation, that would be awesome too.. if its not too much trouble..thanks!

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May 06, 2010 at 11:42 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
almost-a-Dabney what spray did you bought?

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May 06, 2010 at 12:01 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I'm loving the idea of using a hair spray!my question is do I spray while the flowers are fresh or when is dried?
Thank you girls
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