Who would want to say goodbye to their wedding bouquet? Well, certainly not after all the tedious preparation, flower budgeting, and hand-crafting of the floral spectacular that escorted you down the aisle. It makes sense that many couples would want to preserve their bouquet after everything that went into making it.
A person who wants to preserve their flowers should choose the method that will be most useful and simple to execute in your home. The best choice for couples looking for enduring satisfaction is should be a result of a work of art or something that can be displayed in their house throughout the year. Continue reading to find out how to preserve your favourite wedding flowers so you may retain them as a floral memento of your special day.
Put them in the Silica Gel
Silica gel, porous sand that acts to absorb water and dry flowers in one to seven days, is not a gel. The most accurate representation of your flowers’ appearance on the wedding day is achieved with this technique. The next best thing is silica gel if you can’t freeze your bouquet in time.
Your blossoms should be tucked inside an airtight silica gel base that has been formed. The silica gel should next be carefully poured around the petals, taking care to preserve the flower’s shape. Fill the container all the way up before covering it with the lid.
Make a paperweight out of resin
Additionally, you can use clear epoxy resin to preserve your flowers in artistic forms. Get a mold in any desired shape, such as a sphere or a cube, from your neighborhood craft store to create a resin paperweight. Place the flowers in the fluid after filling it halfway with epoxy glue. Fill it, then leave it to dry. You’ll have a stunning arrangement that will keep your bridal bouquet in bloom forever once the mould has been removed.
Flower dipping in wax
Although wax flowers don’t provide permanent preservation, they can extend the life of your flowers by up to six months while maintaining their integrity and colour. Apart from feeling, it won’t be possible to distinguish between fresh and wax-dipped flowers.
Your bouquet will need paraffin wax and a pot to be wax-preserved. Boiling water should be used to melt the wax until it is uniformly smooth. The wax mixture should then be slightly cool but remain warm as the stove is now set to low. Then, gently dip your nicest blossoms into the wax solution (avoid any that are soiled or wilting). Pull them out right away, then hang them upside-down. You’ll have exquisitely preserved flowers for months once they’re dried.
Having your bridal bouquet painted is another great technique to preserve the bouquet even though it does not preserve the actual flowers. Even with the aforementioned preservation measures, your flowers won’t look the same after your wedding day, so it’s wonderful to have a lasting memento of the flowers in all of their splendour. You could also opt for a service that would help you efficiently preserve bridal bouquets.