How to Preserve Wedding Flowers, Bouquets, and More!

how to preserve wedding flowers

How to Preserve Wedding Flowers

Preserving your wedding flowers is a great way to save money and have a beautiful keepsake from your big day. The best way to do this is by using silica gel. This will help keep the flowers dry and stop them from decaying.

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Flower Pressing

To press the flowers of your wedding bouquet, spread them out on clean wax paper. Place another piece of wax paper over the top and then put something heavy on top-like, like a vase or more books. The flowers will be flattened and dry in about 2-4 weeks.

Take the flowers and press them between the pages of a heavy book. Leave it to dry for 7-10 days. Once thoroughly dried, then you can put them in a frame.

Hang the Wedding Flowers

If you’re looking for a simple way to preserve your wedding bouquet, you can let it air-dry. Cut away any tape or ties instead of lumping the flowers together. Hang the stems one by one; each has its best form possible. Let all the blooms air-dry for at least a week in a dry area or longer.

Use Silica Gel

Silica gel is a very affordable way to preserve flowers. Silica gel will make the flowers dry in about a week. The colour and shape of the flower will be preserved, and after six-seven days, flowers can be maintained by spraying with hairspray.

You will need an airtight container to put some silica gel first, then the flowers. And then fill up the container with silica gel. In terms of wedding flowers, submerging them in silica gel can help preserve their appearance and extend their lifespan.

Use Wax to Preserve Wedding Flowers

Wax flowers are a temporary form of preservation for flowers. 

You can melt wax in boiling water and lower the temperature, so the mixture is still liquid but not boiling.

Then dip the flowers into the mix.

Pull them out and leave/hang them to dry.

By dipping your flowers in wax, you can extend the life of your flowers by up to six months and keep the original integrity and colour intact. You won’t be able to tell fresh flowers from wax-dipped aside from the feel – which is why this is a great way to preserve your bouquet or flower arrangement for a longer period.

Use Resin for Flower Preservation

Epoxy resin is a great way to preserve flowers in their original shape and colour. If you’re patient and have a steady hand, you can use epoxy resin to encase your wedding flowers as souvenirs of your special day. Practice with non-wedding flowers first to get the hang of it, and then use different moulds to create unique keepsakes.

Freeze-dried wedding bouquet

When your wedding day is over, you can keep the memories of it alive by having a freeze-dried wedding bouquet made. The bouquet will appear like what it did on your wedding day and needs to be handled by a professional.

Preserve them in a picture frame

When you receive a bouquet, the last thing you want to do is let them die. Now there’s a way to immortalise them in a beautiful piece of 3D art. Painting each stem and flower individually takes time but the results are stunning. You can even preserve them in a picture frame for everyone to admire.

How to Preserve a Wedding Bouquet

Preserving your wedding bouquet is a great way to keep those memories alive. There are a few different ways to do this, but the most popular is air-drying. This method will help keep the shape of the flowers intact. However, there may be some slight shrinkage while drying.

You can also get a large container and put some silica gel in it. Then you can put the flowers facing up in the silica sand. You can also put some silica gel on the flowers as well. But if the flowers are already dry, you do not put excess silica gel in them.

In a sealed container, your bouquet flowers will get dry. Then you can spray hair spray to protect your bouquet from moisture.

You can also use wax to preserve the flowers in the way we have mentioned above.

However, the best way to preserve the bouquet is to separate the flowers and then preserve them.

How to Store Preserved Flowers

There are four popular ways to display preserved flowers: in a shadow box frame, in a glass dome or bell jar, in an urn or container, or scattered throughout the home. You can preserve flowers using silica gel packets. Just be sure to follow the instructions carefully and completely so that your flowers don’t rot.


Preserving your wedding flowers is a great way to have a beautiful memento from your big day. You may follow the ideas present in this blog to preserve your wedding flowers. If done correctly, they should last for a long time.