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Future or Previous brides.. what did/do you do with your bouquet after?

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#1 Tracy_S

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    Posted 22 December 2008 - 12:30 PM

    Just wondering to all you current or past brides from a destination wedding.. what you all did with your bouquets? If they are real flowers... did you bring them home with you or how do you plan on taking care of them after the wedding day?? Any advice or comments would be much appreciated! I am confused as to what I should do with mine once all the festivities are over!!! Thanks ladies!!!

    #2 2bebridejamaica

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      Posted 22 December 2008 - 01:01 PM

      Oh this was sooo hard for me... but I used my bouquet as an arrangement when we switched places for our HM. You can't bring live flowers home through customs. they will snag you if you try and bring them. I did the best I could in keeping them as fresh as possible for the rest of the week after the wedding... and hated to leave them.. but I took tons of pictures and look at them all the time.

      My AHR is in a few weeks and I will get to have my flowers all over again... super excited about this ... once that is done... I am going to have them pressed the following days after that and put it to be framed in our bedroom.

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      #3 missdanelle

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        Posted 22 December 2008 - 01:01 PM

        Thats a good question!~ I will be interested in hearing what everyone did. Especially if you leave on your honeymoon after the wedding, surely they would die. Maybe send them home with a relative..if thats even allowed?

        #4 Nanner431

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          Posted 22 December 2008 - 02:10 PM

          You actually won't be able to bring them over the border. While we were standing in customs they brought in a agriculture dog that is kind of like a drug dog and just smells your bags etc. They actually made a lady open her bag and found fruit which obviously she had to throw out. I wouldn't want to take the risk.

          #5 NJ_bride

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            Posted 22 December 2008 - 02:48 PM

            I couldn't take mine from Jamaica either. New it going there so i just enjoyed them until I left.

            #6 Kat81

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              Posted 22 December 2008 - 02:52 PM

              I took mine home with me. I just put a shower cap over the flower part and put them in my carry on. Nobody ever asked me about them. I have them dried now and on display :) The thought of throwing them out made me sad so I wanted to at least try. I mean the worst they could have done was make me throw them away. So whatever.

              #7 DanielleNDerek

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                Posted 22 December 2008 - 02:54 PM

                I left mine.
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                #8 Kelly C

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                  Posted 22 December 2008 - 02:55 PM

                  We stayed an extra week so by the time we left they were on their last leg. Please a tip...If you lay them in the sand for pics that side will turn brown. Mine did. The rest of the week I just kept them in a glass of water on my night stand.
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                  #9 lil_miss_frogg

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                    Posted 22 December 2008 - 03:10 PM

                    I guess I don't have the problems you guys have....1) I'm getting married on a beach in the states 2) I'm using silk flowers. But I intend on doing an arrangement in a shadow box and hanging it on the wall in the kitchen or livingroom.
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                    #10 Jacilynda

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                      Posted 22 December 2008 - 06:56 PM

                      You can donate them to a hospital, and if you do you can use it as a tax write-off!

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