How To Preserve Your Wedding Flowers Forever | Stephen Coleclough
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How To Preserve Your Wedding Flowers Forever

One thing that you are going to realise when you are planning a wedding is that wedding flowers are expensive.

They are also beautiful.

Both of these things together mean that you might want to find a way to preserve your wedding flowers and be able to keep them forever.

There are lots of ways that you can choose to preserve your flowers and it really does depend on the style and type of bouquet that you have and the flowers that are to be found within it.

How to dry wedding flowers

The most popular way to preserve wedding flowers has to be drying them.

The great thing about drying wedding flowers is that you can keep them in their original shape.

It is also easy to do yourself, should you want to.

The best way to dry flowers is to pop them in the dark and dry them slowly, this will preserve their colour and their fragrance as well as possible.

It should be tied tightly together, hung upside down somewhere and left to dry through.

How to press wedding flowers

Another idea for your bouquet is to press them.

The one thing to remember about this is that your flowers will not keep their original shape.

However, if you do decide to do it then you will find that your flowers can actually become a decorative piece for your home.

To press your flowers you need to spread your flowers onto parchment paper, then lay them inside a heavy book.

You will need to add another layer of parchment paper on top of the flowers, as this will stop the ink from the book transferring onto your flowers.

You should then close the book, weighing it down with a heavy item on top.

You should leave the flowers alone for seven to 10 days, even if you are tempted to take a peek.

These are the two easiest ways to preserve your wedding flowers and make sure that you can display them for everyone to see.

Not only this, but you can also take a look at them whenever you want and remember just how amazing your wedding day was and how they looked originally.

Another great idea if you want to remember your flowers for many years to come, is to arrange a tattoo of your flower as a more permanent reminder of just how beautiful they looked on your special day.

Stephen Coleclough
Stephen Coleclough

Stephen Coleclough is one of the UK's premier wedding DJs and the winner of multiple industry awards and accolades. His favourite wedding song? Love Shack of course - a guaranteed floor filler! You can find him on Twitter at

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