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Preserving Your Wedding Flowers... Do or Don't
Attending bridal shows and events while planning your wedding is probably something that most brides will do. While at those events, brides get a chance to view and sample different vendors in hopes that they will find the "perfect" vendors to have at their wedding.
I remember always seeing the "bridal bouquet preservation" vendor... I always thought, "wow, I will never do that."
Well, after I saw how gorgeous my bridal bouquet was, I quickly called a few bouquet preservers and made my appointment.
Al thought I was certain at that moment that that was what I wanted to do, I can assure you that it's NOT all it's cracked up to be.
First, it took them about 6 months to actually FINISH my bouquet. When I first dropped it off, they told me it would take about 3 months... yeah right.
Next, they encouraged me to select a "frame" or something to display my preserved bouquet in. I started asking about pricing and trust me, it started at 500 and up. There is NO WAY that I was paying that much after I just spent my life savings on my wedding!
Lastly, once I got my bouquet back, it did not look amazing. There was virtually no more color and it was just very dark and dull. My husband said, "that's it????"
Now, while I was waiting for those months to get my bouquet back, I was also drying out a few of my bridal parties bouquets since they were very beautiful. I can honestly say that not only did that cost me NOTHING but they turned out SO MUCH BETTER! I literally hung them upside down for 3 months and they were never better. The colors were kept in tact and they literally stayed perfect.
So, needless to say, when I got my bouquet back, I was less than impressed.
My recommendation, either do it yourself or don't do it at all. Make sure your photographer gets some fabulous shots of your bouquet and call it a day. It's not worth the 300 bucks to get it preserved... trust me.
What I paid for....
What I dried myself... I personally think this one is MUCH better...



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