Don't toss it! We've put together a few ways for you to enjoy it for all the years to come...
Make Some Potpourri
Make a big bunch of potpourri (by following instructions online) and divide into a few cute baggies or boxes to give to all the mothers and grandmothers of the family! Save some for yourself, of course!
Turn It Into A Dried Wreath
All you need is a quick trip to a craft store and some hot glue. You can even add elements from your back yard in your first house as a married couple together. It's easy to get creative with this one...
The Dry It Upside Down
This one is a no brainer...you literally hang it upside down until it's dried out. Yea, it's easy and it makes for a cute wall hanging or detail to your potting shed decor.
Dry And Add To An Ornament Or Jar
This is a cute one too! Save just some of the rose buds and dry them out, then place them in a clear glass ball ornament, a vase, or a jar and place them on bookshelf somewhere!
Hide Some Blooms
BUT this one is my favorite... Press some of the bigger flowers and hide them in your favorite books. Eventually you'll forget, but when you go to read that favorite novel again, you'll have a sweet little surprise waiting for you inside!
There are so many ways to get creative with preserving your wedding flowers. We also love the idea of donating any leftover flowers after the wedding to a local hospital or shelter. Or, you can even do what we at Rust + Thistle do, and leave the flowers at random spots with a note for a lucky someone to find. Weddings and flowers are all about love so spread the love! Cheers! -E