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Top 5 Mistakes to Avoid When Preserving Your Wedding Bouquet

There are several common mistakes that brides make during the preservation process. Avoiding these pitfalls can ensure your bouquet stays beautiful and intact for years to come. Here are the top five mistakes to avoid when preserving your wedding bouquet:

1. Not Packing Your Bouquet Correctly for Shipping

One of the most crucial steps in preserving your wedding bouquet is packing it correctly for shipping. Failing to do so can result in damage to your delicate flowers. Use a sturdy box and plenty of padding to protect the bouquet during transit. Make a nest out of newspaper or paper towels to settle the bouquet into. Wrap the stems in damp paper towels and secure them with plastic wrap to keep them hydrated. Fill any empty spaces in the box with tissue paper or paper towels to prevent the bouquet from shifting.

2. Not Shipping Your Bouquet Correctly

Shipping your bouquet incorrectly can lead to delays and potential damage. Always choose next-day express shipping to minimize the time your flowers spend in transit. It's also wise to not require a signature upon arrival to ensure your bouquet delivery is not delayed further if we can't answer the door immediately.

3. Not Including Personal Mementos You Want Preserved

Your wedding bouquet is more than just flowers; it can also include personal mementos that hold special meaning. Whether it's a piece of fabric from your dress, a charm, or a ribbon with sentimental value, make sure to include these items when you send your bouquet for preservation. These mementos can be incorporated into the final preserved piece, making it even more special.

4. Not Consulting with a Professional Beforehand

Preserving a wedding bouquet is a delicate process that benefits from professional expertise. Failing to consult with a professional beforehand can lead to subpar results. A preservationist can provide valuable advice on the best methods for your specific bouquet and guide you through the process. They can also help you avoid common mistakes and ensure your bouquet is preserved beautifully.

5. Delaying the Preservation Process

Time is of the essence when it comes to preserving flowers. The longer you wait, the more the flowers will wilt and lose their color. Ideally, you should start the preservation process as soon as possible after your wedding day. If you can't send your bouquet immediately, keep it hydrated and in a cool place until you can. The sooner you act, the better the final preserved bouquet will look.

Final Thoughts

Preserving your wedding bouquet is a meaningful way to cherish the memories of your special day. By avoiding these common mistakes, you can ensure your bouquet remains a beautiful and lasting keepsake.


Pack your bouquet carefully for shipping, use the right shipping methods, include personal mementos, consult with a professional, and don't delay the preservation process. Taking these steps will help you create a stunning, preserved bouquet that you can treasure for years to come.

At Bouquet Casting Co., we are dedicated to helping you preserve your wedding memories with the utmost care and professionalism. If you have any questions or need assistance with the preservation process, don't hesitate to reach out. We're here to make sure your bouquet stays as beautiful as the day you said, "I do."

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