Preserving Memories: A Step-by-Step Guide on How to Dry Your Wedding Bouquet

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Your wedding day is a beautiful whirlwind of emotions, joy, and love. From the walk down the aisle to saying “I do,” every moment is etched in your heart forever. But what about those exquisite flowers that adorned your special day? They hold a unique place in your memories too. Imagine being able to preserve their beauty and keep them with you as a cherished memento for years to come. In this step-by-step guide, we’ll take you on a journey of preserving memories – specifically, how to dry your wedding bouquet. Get ready to embark on an enchanting adventure where petals transform into timeless treasures!


When it comes to your wedding, every detail is important. Your dress, the flowers, the cake – it’s all part of what makes your day special. After the big day is over, you may want to keep your bouquet as a memento. But how do you preserve such a delicate item?

Drying your wedding bouquet is a great way to keep it forever. There are a few different ways to dry your wedding bouquet. You can air dry your bouquet, use silica gel, or freeze drying.

Air Drying

Air drying is the most common method and it is pretty simple. You just need to hang your bouquet upside down in a cool, dark place for a few weeks. We have done this multiple times and it works great. After your flowers have fully dried you can move it back into a vase or display it however you like.

Silica Gel

  1. Collect Your Materials
    You will need:
    •A vase or container
    • silica gel
    • paper towels
    • rubber bands
  2. Cut the Stems of your bouquet so that they are about 6 inches long. This will make them easier to work with later on.
  3. Fill your vase or container with silica gel, making sure that the gel covers at least 2/3 of the stems. If you can’t find silica gel, you can use cornmeal or salt instead.
  4. Arrange the flowers in the vase so that they look nice and full. You may need to add more silica gel or rearrange the stems until you get the desired effect.
  5. Cover with Paper Towel Once you’re happy with how your flowers look.
  6. Wait for the flowers to be fully dried before removing the paper towel. Display as you like.

Freeze drying

Freeze-drying is the best way to preserve your wedding bouquet if you want it to last forever. This method does take longer and it is more expensive than other methods, but it will make sure your flowers look exactly like they did on your wedding day. Freeze drying involves taking all the moisture out of the flowers so they don’t rot or change color over time.

No matter which method you choose, preserving your wedding bouquet is a great way to keep those

Other Ideas

If you don’t want your whole bouquet there are other options we’ve seen.

  • Resin Pours
  • Framed Artwork
  • Ornaments

Head over to our Pinterest Page for some amazing inspirations on preserving your bouquet.


Preserving your wedding bouquet is a wonderful way to keep the memories of your special day alive. By following these step-by-step instructions, you can ensure that your bouquet will last for years to come and be a beautiful reminder of the joyous occasion whenever you look at it. All that’s left now is to pick out the perfect place in your home where you can proudly display this sentimental treasure – so start looking!