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#1 ***Bella***

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 06:39 PM

I am just wondering what Brides do with bouquets these days?

I have seen some advertisements in the bridal mags for having them dried. But I don't really know if it is what I want to do.

At this stage if it still looks any good at the end of the day then I will give it to my Mum.

So what did you do with yours?

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 06:46 PM

I looked at having them dried out....but it's REALLY expensive and at the end of the big day, my flowers looked tired and exhausted.

I just threw them out, and two years on i don't regret my decision.

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 06:48 PM

We did something a little different I think!

Several days after the wedding my mum and I toke my bouquet to the cemetary and put the flowers on my nan and pops grave. Because they couldn't be there I made the decision to make sure that they still had a special part in the day and that I wished they could of been there and I missed them dearly!

I will never regret that decision because it was so emotional for me and really meant a lot to mum as well.
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Posted 24 September 2009 - 06:50 PM

My mum dried mine whilst we were on our honeymoon. 3.5 years on it is sitting on our book shelf.

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 07:13 PM

We did something a little different too..

After the bouquet and garter toss I didn't want the married people to miss out (if that makes any sense) so we had an "anniversary dance" all of the married couples were asked to go on the dance floor and dance and then the MC would call some thing like "if you have been married less than 1 year sit down" and then went to 5 years, 10 years etc etc etc..

We already knew Lee's grandparents had been married the longest but due to illness Lee's grandfather couldn't make it. So after the MC called "less than 1 day" and we were out, Lee went and got his grandmother up to dance and stood in for his grandfather.. and then they were the last ones standing with 64 years wub.gif . As her prize I gave her my bouquet.

I have friends who have theirs dried and displayed, but it's not really 'me' IYKWIM. I did consider just giving it to my mum but then I would have wanted something for MIL and I really liked this idea - it was a huge hit smile.gif
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Posted 24 September 2009 - 08:00 PM

What a lovely thing to do Hope wub.gif

We went away for a week after the wedding, so there wasn't much I could do with them - my bridesmaid took them home with her.

I had a smaller bouquet that I was supposed to use for the bouquet toss - I was dancing too much and forgot to do it - so I gave that to my grandma who was unable to make the wedding.
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Posted 24 September 2009 - 08:11 PM

I had silk and latex flowers, so drying them was redundant, thankfully! At the moment, they're sitting in my study doing a whole lot of nothing! laugh.gif
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Posted 24 September 2009 - 08:15 PM

sez..i hung mine upside down and sprayed it with hairspray, it shrunk heaps but kept some of the colour in them..like the green roses are still green and the darker pink still look pink although the white ones went the brown colour.

Its nothing spectacular but it was cheaper than the $600 to dry it out and frame it...but if i had the money i would have done it haha
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Posted 24 September 2009 - 08:18 PM

QUOTE(SmittenKitten @ Sep 24 2009, 06:48 PM) View Post

We did something a little different I think!

Several days after the wedding my mum and I toke my bouquet to the cemetary and put the flowers on my nan and pops grave. Because they couldn't be there I made the decision to make sure that they still had a special part in the day and that I wished they could of been there and I missed them dearly!

I will never regret that decision because it was so emotional for me and really meant a lot to mum as well.


How sentimental... I nearly cried! What a wonderful gesture.

QUOTE(Hope @ Sep 24 2009, 07:13 PM) View Post

After the bouquet and garter toss I didn't want the married people to miss out (if that makes any sense) so we had an "anniversary dance" all of the married couples were asked to go on the dance floor and dance and then the MC would call some thing like "if you have been married less than 1 year sit down" and then went to 5 years, 10 years etc etc etc..




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Posted 24 September 2009 - 08:56 PM

we managed to leave mine at the hotel, and my mum picked it up a week later, so it was fairly well dried out. we let it continue to dry out, and now it sits in our office.

i wasn't really that keen on having it dried and framed, as i am not that kind of decorating person, and it was super expensive (my florist quoted $500 plus frame)
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Posted 24 September 2009 - 09:39 PM

I am not the sort to have a dried or dried and framed bouquet in our home. Just not me!

We bought Mum another present as a thank you for the massive help with our wedding, so at the end of the night I gave my MIL my bouquet to take home.

She limped it along until we returned from our honeymoon 3.5 weeks later. It was in pride of place in her loungeroom, and she told all and sundry who visited that we'd chosen to give it to her. Her happiness and pleasure was the best present for us wub.gif

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 09:54 PM

I have NFI what happened to mine, I think I left it at the reception?
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Posted 24 September 2009 - 10:16 PM

I took mine on the plane to Queensland with us - it was so fun much to extend that 'special' feeling for even just another day, in the queue at the airport there was a grandma telling her grandkids "look that lady just got married!" - and we got free chocolate and champagne, and a cabin announcement on the (virgin blue) flight because it was blatantly obvious that we were honeymooning!! biggrin.gif I told DH that I was going to take a bunch of flowers on every flight with me from now on!! laugh.gif I was such a show pony!! ph34r.gif

By the time we got to our hotel, the lillies were very sad looking, but the orchids and greenery were still fine, so i just plucked the dead bits out, and left it sitting on the table in our hotel room. It stayed there when we left biggrin.gif
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Posted 25 September 2009 - 08:19 AM

Some of my tulips were getting a bit droopy by the end of day day but I took them home and then chucked them out the end day before we left on our honeymoon. I wne tot put something in the bin when we got back and they were still there looking a little sad. It was winter though so 2 weeks outside in the wheelie bin might have preserved them a bit!
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Posted 25 September 2009 - 08:36 AM

QUOTE(Hope @ Sep 24 2009, 07:13 PM) View Post

We did something a little different too..

After the bouquet and garter toss I didn't want the married people to miss out (if that makes any sense) so we had an "anniversary dance" all of the married couples were asked to go on the dance floor and dance and then the MC would call some thing like "if you have been married less than 1 year sit down" and then went to 5 years, 10 years etc etc etc..



This is what we are planning to do! I think its really nice... although some single girls coming want me to do the bouquet toss to "single ladies"... rolleyes.gif

So I am definately going with the first option!



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