What are brides planning to do with their bouquets? My future mum in law thinks I should take it to the remembrance garden where my mothers ashes were scattered, but I'm thinking of giving it to an elderly family friend who can't make it to the day. What are your thoughts please?
Give it to your family friend. She would probably really appreciate the gesture x
Although your mum in law's suggestion is nice I think the person who is still with us will appreciate it more.
Lovely ideas both of them but the family friend gesture would probably make their day x
Do what you want to do with it. I think mine will be going on my Grandad's grave but I'm planning on taking a few flowers out of it and putting them next to a photo of my Grandpa etc.
Do what you would like to do with it it's your day and it's what you need to do to make you happy xx
I'm having mine preserved,or at least part of it
I took mine on our minimoon and used it to decorate the cabin we stayed in :) x
I had charms in mine with photos of passed loved ones I gave it to my aunty at the end of the day to place it in her memory patch for my young cousin who was killed in a car crash
I split mine up and put it on 4 different graves of missed family members.
Get an extra one made and do both x
They are both lovely ideas but it is entirely up to yours what you do with it. I threw mine as couldn't decide xxx
I dried mine and got a glass ornaments bauble and popped them inside and it now hangs on my xmas tree each year
I've got an artificial one so that I can keep it myself.
In your situation, I think the person who can't come will appreciate it more. Perhaps put one of the other floral arrangements at the garden? X
I got mine preserved by flowers forever. I absolutely love it. I get so many comments about it. It's not cheap but definitely worth it!
i wanted to give mine to my nan and then when she passed was gonna put it on my nan and grandads grave but i lost it and no idea where x i was gutted xxx
Was thinking of just keeping it as a keepsake as mine aren't real flowers but that's a really sweet idea x
I threw MOH bouquet and mine went on hubbys mums grave as she had passed away long before we got together, she was remembered in our speeches
Could you not do both? So take some cuttings in some way for the grave.
I'm thinking of having my dried x
I had mine dried and framed
My mum passed away my bouquet is going to be placed on her headstone x
I gave mine to my mum x
I will be putting mine on my Grandmas grave. It's a sad time for me that she won't be there. I have heard of people taking their to care homes which sounds a lovely idea too. Xx
I think both ideas are lovely to be honest. I kept one of each of the flowers from my bouquet to dry and frame but the main bouquet went on my grandparents grave at the church we were married in. X
Chucking mine out as marriage only lasted 9 or 10 months
I laid ours at the same place for my husbands mum and dad x
Mine went to the cemetery for my Dad and my Brother x
I'm putting mine on my Nanak grave, my husbands button hole with go to remembernce garden where is garndads ashes are, my bridesmaid flowers is going on her daughters our nieces grave. Just a little touch for people that were never able to make it
I am giving mine to my nan as due to health issues won't be at the wedding in the day and they we are going to take the flowers from the top table to my other halves grandparents grave x
I had a brooch bouquet and placed it in a cabinet in the hall way full of some of our wedding items xx
Both ideas sounds lovely! I gave some flowers to elderly relatives and got my own boquet dried and made into a hanging loveheart x
I bought 2 artificial bunches on for the mini bride and one for my daddies grave they were in the same style as mine and they had a section for the wedding rings which my mini bride carried and I had got a set of cufflinks for father of the bride for my daddies grave
I kept mine, had it dried out and preserved and now I can keep it forever, but I think you should do what you feel is right X
Mine and my daughters is currently stored in a box...I would love them on display but it's finding a stand to put them on.... But my daughter will get them when she is older.. And they will passed down... She will also get my one of a kind handmade crystal tiara to.... I wanted heirlooms for her to pass on :)
I'll be taking mine to my grandmas grave. I never knew her as she died when my mum was only young herself. I know this will mean the world to my mum
I had two bouquets one that was in the church that I used when it came to throwing the bouquet and my other one was beautiful this is the one I carried, I decided to put it on my nan's grave as she passed away a year before my wedding, my one bridesmaid bouquet when on my grandads tree and some of our flowers from the church went to my husbands grandad plaque xxx
Lovely idea of yours.x
I'll be having an artificial bouquet so that I can keep it, however I'm taking one flower to place on my fiancés mums grave x
I put mine on my mum's grave, but I think the family friend would be so delighted to have it xxx
I had mine dried and put in s frame x
I'm having two one for my uncle grave which I am visiting once married and my main one in displaying at home x
I had mine dried then put in frame, get to look at it every day. I put my centre piece flowers on loved ones graves xx
giving it away would be an amazing gesture especially since she cant make the day!
I didn't think of this! Now I'm wondering what to do with mine. Both lovely ideas
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