3 Easy Ways to Dry Your Own Wedding Bouquet

Warning: You're about to save hundreds of dollars on wedding bouquet preservation.

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Don't toss your gorgeous bouquet! Preserve it with one of these easy techniques.

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If you’ve ever looked into the cost of preserving a flower arrangement, you know it isn’t the kind of purchase you can take lightly. Professional preservation can cost several hundred dollars, and the stress of delivering your wedding bouquet before taking off for your honeymoon can be enough to give even the calmest of brides a major headache.

Luckily, there are ways you can dry your own bouquet without breaking the bank and without having to even leave the house (but we’d still suggest enlisting your most trusted bridesmaid for the job).

Method No. 1: Silica-Drying

Silica-Dried Wedding Bouquet

Silica-Dried Wedding Bouquet

Though it looks as good as new, this lovely wedding bouquet has been dried using silica gel powder.

Photo by: Jalynn Baker

Jalynn Baker

Silica-drying is by far the most difficult method, but with a finished product that looks almost identical to the original bouquet, we feel it’s worth a little extra effort.

Method No. 2: Pressing

Pressed Wedding Flowers

Pressed Wedding Flowers

This lovely framed wedding invitation is enhanced with a gorgeous display of pressed blooms from the wedding bouquet.

Photo by: Jalynn Baker

Jalynn Baker

Perfect as a gift for the parents of the bride and groom or a great way to save only your absolute favorite blooms from your bouquet, flower pressing is a tried-and-true option. Whether you go with the classic book method or speed things along with an iron, this technique is a solid winner.

Method No. 3: Air-Drying

Dried Wedding Bouquet Display

Dried Wedding Bouquet Display

Make the most of your air-dried wedding bouquet with a gorgeous layered display that will last for years to come.

Photo by: Jalynn Baker

Jalynn Baker

If you'd rather go the easy route, this parfait of pretty is the right choice for you. And if you are one of the millions of brides who air-dried her bouquet only to wonder what to do now, this gorgeous display may be the answer to your prayers.

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