It is possible that your wedding is one of the milestones to mark in life. From walking down the aisle, the beautiful scene of the wedding venue and the precious moments with your family and friends, with the bride’s flower bouquet serving as a reminder of your big day.
Aside from the myth of warding off bad luck and evil spirits, the wedding bouquet adds a touch of style and colour to your wedding dress. If your bridal flowers serve as a good reminder of the day’s events, have a look at these 5 creative ways to preserve your wedding bouquet.
Pressing your wedding flowers is one of the most common ways to preserve them. The pressing method is easy to follow, and it is most likely that you would already have the materials needed in the home. It takes 2 to 3 weeks to flatten the flowers, after which the pressed flowers can be used to emblem bookmarks, embed into phone cases or even display as artworks for your home.
Another popular flower preservation method is by using wax. Immersing your bridal flowers in wax maintains their moisture without using other techniques that involve intense drying. The wax gives your special flowers a shiny appearance that could last for about a month! To get the best results, let your flowers soak in a glycerine mixture for about a week.
Glycerin is commonly used in crafts and is popular in the cosmetic industry. This colourless liquid comes from plant oils, like coconut oil, and acts like a sponge. Glycerin maintains its moisture by absorbing the moisture surrounding it. You can use this technique if you want your bridal bouquet to look fresh for up to six months to two years.
If you have no time pressing your flowers the traditional way, not an issue! You can use your microwave as a quicker alternative. Although some people prefer to use the conventional pressing method, since it keeps the flowers' colour and gives them a better shape, using a microwave press yields excellent results in just minutes.
However, keep in mind that not all flowers should be microwaved pressed; certain types like sunflowers can't withstand the heat well and will end up shrivelling.
Silica gel is a sand-like substance that absorbs its weight of 30% to 40% in water. Companies, especially food companies, use silica gel in their packaging in order to trap moisture and preserve food products. This method works exceptionally well for roses and chrysanthemums to keep them in pristine condition for display purposes!
There are several ways to preserve your bridal bouquet that will hopefully serve as wonderful little reminders of such a special day. Whether you are looking for advice on how to maintain the flowers at home, or pick sustainable flowers for your wedding, we are always a phone call away in guiding you to tailor a wedding bouquet that best matches your floral needs.
Here at Charlotte Puxley Flowers, we offer a range of wedding flowers packages that are catered to your needs – if you have any questions or concerns regarding our bouquets, feel free to get in touch with us today.