Alternatively, hang flowers upside down in a warm spot somewhere at home. This can take a few weeks but is simple and particularly easy to do with buttonholes and smaller bridesmaid bouquets.
Although several blogs will recommend a DIY hairspray freeze-drying technique, we’d recommend steering clear and speaking to specialists if you want your whole bouquet professionally preserved. You can then keep it as a centrepiece for your table or dressing counter, or put it in a memory box for yourself or your children to enjoy in the future.
If you can't salvage the whole bouquet, dry as many petals as you can to make homemade pot pourri.
It’s the dress of your dreams, the outfit you’ve had your heart set on for months - so what do you do once you’ve said ‘I do?’. Having your wedding dress framed or put into a display box is one option (just be sure to dry clean it first) - or you can of course have it made into a christening gown, as per tradition.
Boho brides can follow Alice Temperley’s example and dye it naturally to create a one-of-a-kind occasion dress to sashay around at holiday parties or summer soireées.
There are several online marketplaces for selling on wedding dresses, or you can donate it to a wedding charity that will be able to use it for good.