So I'm considering making my own toss bouquet out of fake flowers. My reasoning behind this is that if someone wants to keep it, they don't have to worry about preserving it.
I caught my sister's bouquet (real flowers) and saved them by drying them upside down. About 9 months after her wedding, she came by my apartment and saw them and this was how that conversation went:
Her: Why do you still have that?
Me: Well I thought it was special to you and I thought most people keep it.
Her: They're dried flowers, Ash, and I have you catching it on video.
Me: Oh, well I thought it might be insensitive to throw them away?
Her: (laughing at this point) I'll throw them out for you.
Haha she told me that if she could re-do it, she would do fake flowers because one it's cheaper and two they'll last forever without needing to be preserved.