Planning your wedding is a long process that requires a lot of time and money, but the big day is over in a matter of hours! Have you thought about how you are going to memorialize the day? There are a lot of websites selling wedding keepsakes, be it engraved champagne flutes, personalized scrapbooks for all of your wedding pictures, or christmas ornaments. However, have you thought about what you’re going to do with your wedding dress and bouquet? I am sure you spent a lot of time searching for the perfect dress, and you don’t want that to go to waste, so here are some ideas for things to do with your dress and flowers after your big day!
You could always just trash the dress! I know, I know, that dress is gorgeous and probably cost you an arm and a leg. But are you really ever going to be able to wear the dress again? Let’s be real, a big, white dress isn’t exactly something you can wear out shopping! So, why not have a photo shoot where you don’t have to worry about keeping your dress pristine? Cut back, let loose, and just have a great time with your new hubby in front of the camera!
Can’t bear to get your beautiful dress dirty because you still want to wear it? Come up with an anniversary tradition where you and your husband put on your wedding attire and have a romantic dinner. Or host an event with your married friends where you all dress up in your wedding dresses and have a garden brunch, or even a photo shoot. The possibilities are endless if you get creative!
Don’t want to trash your dress or wear it again, but also don’t want to just throw it in a box under your bed where you’ll never see it again? Preservation is for you! Ask your preservationist to put it in a box with a window so you can hang your dress somewhere as a work of art! Personally, my goal is to have a closet large enough so that I’d be able to hang out wedding dress up in it. You can also keep a bit of it in a necklace so you can be wearing your gorgeous dress everyday!
Wedding flowers are expensive, so don’t just toss your bouquet after the wedding! Hang it upside down in a dark space, or freeze it to dry the bouquet and then put it in a shadow box with some other mementos of your special day to create a one of a kind piece of art.
Don’t want to keep the whole bouquet? Dry just the flower petals and them put into a glass ornament for use as a Christmas ornament, or even just decoration around the house!
These are just a few ideas we had, but there are so other many ways to remember your wedding day. Let us know what you did in the comments!