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Turn Your Wedding Bouquet Into a Wreath

How to preserve your wedding bouquet |

How to preserve your wedding bouquet |
When we got married, we had the wedding and then darted off on our honeymoon, leaving a ton of wilting flowers in our wake. Although I felt a touch sentimental and a little guilty about abandoning them to turn into what would essentially amount to really expensive compost, I wrote it off as one of the (many!) prices you pay for having a wedding in a state you don’t live in. I was busy learning how to be a wife, I didn’t have time to fret about how to preserve a wedding bouquet! Luckily, my mom wasn’t so quick to throw in the towel (er…toss the bouquet?)

How to preserve your wedding bouquet |
After the dust and our credit card bills had settled, my mom surprised me with this beautiful wreath made from flowers dried from my bouquet. It’s such a sweet idea and allows you to preserve your wedding bouquet in a way you’ll actually be able to enjoy on a daily basis. (Not saying a dried bouquet in a glass box isn’t enjoyable, especially if you spend a lot of time hanging out in the back of your closet with your Christmas decorations and taxes from 10 years ago.)

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She didn’t do anything special to preserve the flowers, just simply hung the bouquet upside down until it was dry and then dismantled it. (Although, if you’re interested, there are plenty of more complicated ways to preserve wedding bouquets.) She wove and hot glued the flowers into a basic grapevine wreath. I love how vibrant the colors are, even now that the flowers are dry.

If you’re not having a wedding anytime soon, you could turn any bouquet into a sentimental reminder of a special day.


  • Monica
    March 24, 2013 at 10:05 am

    This is beautiful! How special to have a lovely reminder of your special day like that. 🙂
    And your photos are fantastic too… 🙂
    mon makes things

  • Brian
    December 20, 2016 at 1:40 pm

    This is a great idea! I know many brides would love to keep their bouquet forever, and this is a great way to preserve the happiest day of your life!


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