Good morning and good day folks! To continue our flower theme this week, we want to touch on a subject that sneaks up on us after every event, but gets little attention; what to do with your flowers after your wedding has been celebrated. Nobody wants to waste the chance to showcase beautiful flowers, whether in a wedding, at a rehearsal dinner, or even a bridal shower. Luckily, there are multiple ways to get every last possible use of your beautiful arrangements and floral accents.
1. Donate to a nursing home near you. There are so many nursing homes more than willing to embrace your beautiful leftover floral décor! If you’re unsure whether or not the nursing home in your area will do so, simply check their website or give them a call.
2. Flower recycling organizations and charities. Believe it or not, there are non-profit organizations and charities whose sole purpose is to repurpose your leftover flowers. For example, Random Acts of Flowers is a non-profit organization dedicated to recycling and preserving the environment in a manageable and beneficial way. They deliver flower arrangements to individuals in healthcare facilities throughout the country, and even reuse materials the flowers come to them in; vases, ribbons, baskets, stands, moss, etc. Their mission is to spread joy by means of gorgeous bouquets—and what better way than helping to preserve the environment simultaneously?!
3. Your own house décor. If you’re upset at the thought of dumping all your flowers in the compost after walking through a wonderland of petals on your special day, we recommend you carry on the dream throughout your week! Garlands, centerpieces, and pretty much any use of flowers you had on your wedding day can be used again in your own house. You can take the original arrangements apart and use your household vases, or simply use the same arrangements, just transport them to various locations throughout your house and garden.
4. Repurpose your own bouquets as gifts. Instead of buying flowers for a friend or loved one, it’s easy (and much more cost efficient) to create a beautiful flower arrangement with your leftover flowers. Not only can you make a whole new bouquet, but you can add petal accents on baked goods like cakes, cupcakes, and pies when food is your gift of choice!
Whether it’s through one of the ideas we’ve listed here or one of your own ideas, there are so many various ways you can utilize your beautiful flowers after your day has been celebrated. We encourage you to recycle and take advantage of the gorgeous natural elements you put so much work into for your wedding day!