HAPPILY EVER’LASTING’ AFTER…
5 BRILLIANT IDEAS FOR USING YOUR ARTIFICIAL WEDDING FLOWERS ONCE THE BIG DAY IS OVER
You’ve said “I do” and before you know it you’re waking up as a newlywed looking forward to seeing the photographs and reading through your guest book from your big day; treasured memories that you will be able to keep forever. But what will you do with all of the beautiful blooms that have filled your venue and been your key accessory?
The internet is full of ideas of what you can create with your wedding bouquet or table decorations after the day, but preserving your blooms in the correct way can be very time consuming.
The great thing about faux flowers and arrangements is that because they’re made from silk and foam, their lifespan is potentially endless. Some brides contact us to make artificial duplicates of their real arrangements, which of course we happily do. But if you start with faux flowers to begin with, then you can keep the bouquet indefinitely and there is no need to pay more.
Here are our top five ideas for making good use of your wedding flowers, long after your big day.
1. GIVE YOUR ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS AS A PRESENT
If you’re including a floral centrepiece on each table at your reception, why not consider using handmade flowers as a ‘thank-you’ gift for relatives and/or friends. By thinking ahead, you can have each piece personalised, including the person’s favourite colours or flower type. This will not only provide somebody with a beautiful gift, but it’s also a good way of making your money go further on a notoriously expensive event!
2. CREATE A FLOWER WALL
We actually make these as backdrops for weddings: they are fantastic for photographs and Instagram for your guests! But if you’ve got your own artificial flowers, we can supply you with a frame, and you can create your own lasting memory of your big day. This would make a beautiful feature in a guest bedroom or on a landing; providing you with a unique piece of wall art with treasured memories. And if you feel you have the inclination but not the time, we can do this for you.
3. FRAME YOUR BOUQUETS
Whole artificial bouquets framed in shadow boxes can look stunning and last forever. You can also add other items alongside them to help remind you of your special day: wedding stationary or ribbon can work well. Simply purchase a frame that fits your bouquet and get creative.
4. PLACE ARRANGEMENTS ON A GRAVE
This is a wonderful way to remember a deceased loved one: at some point after your ceremony, leave your bouquet at their graveside – this is something recommended for people who have real flowers for their wedding, but because there is no time limit on how long the artificial flowers will look good for, you can take your time over it. Please do check with the cemetery that artificial flowers are permitted.
5. SHARE YOUR WEDDING FLOWERS & SAVE MONEY
Give your wedding arrangements to another bride! I’d love every bride to be able to experience the quality and longevity of faux flowers, and so while this probably isn’t the best tip for me to be recommending from a business point of view, I really do think that brides can share their faux flowers. If you’d like to retain a sense of uniqueness to your own wedding, then you could consider having your own bridal bouquet and wedding party flowers, and then share the aisle flowers and table arrangements. It’s a fantastic way to reduce the cost of your own wedding flowers, and to my mind, it’s a win-win situation!
If you would like to contact me about flowers for your wedding or special event, please call 01525 240280 or email email@example.com