When it comes to preserving your wedding flowers, the condition in which we receive them is very important! The last thing we want is for your flowers to arrive wilted and damaged. Here are a few tips to keep your flowers in top shape!
1. put someone else in charge of your bouquet
Caring for your bouquet can even start before the wedding! Before the day of your wedding, pick someone you trust to be in charge of your bouquet. On the day of, they will be in charge of making sure the flowers are in water after the ceremony and after pictures. They also can keep track of where the flowers are-- this is especially important at the end of the night. Unfortunately, sometimes bridal bouquets are lost or thrown away while the venue is being broken down and cleaned. Plus, if you plan on doing a send-off you don’t want to worry about bringing your bouquet along. You will be juggling a lot during the wedding so giving someone else this job will help ensure your bouquet keeps in top quality and relieves you from the stress of another thing to keep up with.
2. Don't toss your bouquet!
Tossing your wedding flowers is guaranteed to damage them-- which we definitely want to avoid! Flowers are very fragile and can lose petals and bruise easily. Bruising may not be visible initially, but it does show after the flowers are preserved. While we pick the best flowers for your piece, avoiding damage to your flowers helps us out a lot to make sure we have a larger selection of flowers to preserve.
3. talk with your florist
When talking with your florist, let them know you’re planning to preserve your bouquet! You can ask them to create a toss bouquet. This way, your bouquet will be safe from additional damage and the toss bouquet will be smaller and easier to throw as well! If possible, avoid having your wedding bouquet created in a plastic holder as the plastic can damage your flowers during shipping.
You will want to treat your wedding bouquet just like you would treat a bouquet decorating your home. After your wedding, keep the flowers in water and change out the water every day until you ship or drop off your flowers. If your flowers are in floral foam don’t forget to add water to the foam! You can also add floral food to the water.
PRO TIP: If possible, put your bouquet in the fridge! The cool temps help elongate the life of your flowers.
5. Follow our shipping instructions
Lastly, please follow our shipping instructions! Care and simple shipping instructions (along with a video) are sent after you book and sent again a week before your wedding so they’re fresh in your inbox!
For the best preservation possible please follow these tips!
Florist:Molly & Myrtle @mollyandmyrtle
Photographer:Erika Brown Photography @erikabrownphotography