Why You Should Preserve Your Wedding Bouquet

December 1, 2022
Why You Should Preserve Your Wedding Bouquet

We’ve all experienced moments where we wish we could hit pause and make it last forever.

Your wedding is one of the moments.

And too often, the day whizzes by, full of laughter, joy, and memories. It passes in a blink, and the memories last in the pictures and momentums for the rest of your life.

A wedding bouquet is one of the most integral parts of your day. It’s with you from start to finish, encompassing little details of every moment. And when the day is over, it’s one of those items that doesn’t feel right to let go. When we ask many brides what’s one thing they wish they would’ve done differently during their wedding journey, regret in preserving their wedding bouquet is one of the top answers.

In 2022, there are many ways to preserve your wedding bouquet, including getting your flowers pressed, preserved, and framed into a piece of art to keep forever. This option allows you to cherish both bouquets and boutonnieres through custom artwork made directly from the flowers used on your wedding day. Pressed Floral, an online-based company that specializes in preserving wedding flowers, provides a few of their biggest reasons as to why you should always choose to preserve your wedding bouquet.

1. It’s completely custom artwork for your home.

If you’re looking for an eye-catching and intriguing art piece that is a great conversation starter with guests – it checks all the boxes! A framed pressed wedding bouquet art piece is organic, elegant, and holds special meaning to you and your spouse. It’s one of those timeless ways to integrate memories into your home, and it may very well be the first memory of many added into your life as a married couple.

2. It captures those memories and moments. 

Think about your wedding day and how many details last a lifetime. In the scheme of things, preserving your wedding bouquet is probably one of the cheapest items on your wedding budget, but this small addition lasts a lifetime. In 10, 20, 30, 40, 0r even 50 years, when it catches your eye on the wall, you’ll be transported back to the day it all began. Sure, it’s impossible to pause time, but those little moments that take us back are what mean the most.

Preserving Wedding Bouquets with Pressed Floral 

Founded in 2019, Pressed Floral ensures every step of preserving a wedding bouquet is executed perfectly, so it is precisely what each bride envisions. The first step is choosing the desired size for the framing: 8×10, 11×14, 16×20, or 18×24. There are also options for shadowboxes instead of a pressed frame.

Once your flowers are sent in, the preservation process includes carefully taking the wedding bouquet apart and pressing each flower between layers and layers of cardboard and paper. They are then preserved in different ways and environments based on the flower type to ensure the best color retention and full preservation. This is followed by the blooms being professionally designed between two glass panes. Once pressed, they are framed in locally made, custom, wooden frames.
The entire process completely avoids using resin due to its effect on the environment and its color-changing effects on the blooms. Instead, Pressed Floral focuses on making the completed artwork look as organic and natural as possible while also using all-natural processes.

FAQS about Preserving Wedding Bouquets

How soon should bouquets be sent?

The sooner, the better. Pressed Floral recommends within three days of your wedding and the blooms are usually workable within one week.  Prior to them being mailed out, make sure to keep them in the fridge and/or in water with fresh-cut stems. If the flowers start to crumble to the touch, they will no longer be workable.

How long does the process take?

At Pressed Floral, it typically takes 8-12 weeks to preserve your wedding bouquet. It takes time and attention for the moisture to be fully removed before they can start designing the framed arrangement. But it is well worth the wait!

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