Today we want to discuss what to do with all the décor acquired during your wedding festivities. Regardless of the size of your wedding, there will be leftover items that you may not be sure what to do with. We have a few ideas for you about how to put these items to good use after the festivities are over.
Donate your flowers. A while ago, we wrote a blog about what to do with your leftover flowers. One of the best ideas we found is to donate them to your local nursing home, hospital, or an organization that specializes in recycling flowers. These flowers are then recycled and used to liven up what could be an otherwise melancholy space.
Give centerpieces to guests as they leave. If you bought the vases that your centerpieces were displayed in, you may have one too many to take home. A great idea is to round up all these centerpieces and let guests know they are welcome to take one on their way out. Many guests are more than happy to leave with a beautiful flower arrangement that they can display in their home for the next week or so. They are also gifted a new vase!
Incorporate specific items into your home décor. Aside from vases and flowers, there may be a few pieces of décor that you don’t want to part with. Separate out items that can be displayed in your home after the wedding, such as, framed pictures, your favorite votive candle holders (if you bought instead of rented), and various other miscellaneous items that you used to decorate your ceremony and reception with. This will be a sweet little reminder of your special day and a nice touch in creating a more beautiful living space for your everyday life.
Save for another party. After separating out what you want to display in your home as opposed to what you don’t, consider going through the items you don’t want to display in your home and decide which items you may be able to utilize in future parties. Box it up and save it for later!
Donate to a friend or family member’s future party. If you don’t want any of the items in your leftover décor, offer it up to friends and family that may need it for their own future parties. You would be surprised how useful this may come to hosts and hostesses. Easy access to décor is highly desired and saves them a lot of time and energy in the decorating department.
Of course, if you have other ideas for your leftover décor then by all means, use them! Put those beautiful flower arrangements, garlands, picture frames, centerpieces, etc. to good use any way you can!