Whether you’re a soon-to-be bride or a happy newlywed, it might be a good idea to consider what you might be able to do with your wedding decorations — especially your flowers.
Gone are the days when florals and greenery head straight to the trash post-reception! Many couples are now seeking more eco-friendly, artistic and sentimental ways to re-use their bouquets, centerpieces and decor once the party is all over.
After all, a lot of time, money, and energy often goes into planning a wedding — why let it all go to waste? Take a look at these unique options to re-use your wedding flowers after the big day.
Donate Your Flowers
One of the easiest and most selfless ways of re-using your flowers after your wedding is to donate them to someone else! Chances are, there are several local organizations that would gladly take your flowers and give them to someone else to brighten their day. Ideas include places like nursing homes, hospitals, and homeless shelters.
There are also non-profit organizations that accept flowers while they’re still fresh to be used again for another cause. Reach out to one near you to ask about what their process is like!
Use Flowers as Wedding Favors
Another option to re-use your flowers is to gift them to your wedding guests! Let each of your closest friends and family take home a flower from your centerpieces or bouquets as a way to remember your big day. Some of them may even continue to use the flowers as a home decor keepsake once they have dried out. Bonus: it also kills two birds with one stone — one less thing for your wedding purchase to-do list!
Keep Your Bouquet and Hang it on Display
Absolutely in LOVE with your bouquet and can’t imagine ever tossing it? No need to!
With an appropriately sized shadowbox, you can place your gorgeous bouquet in a box that hangs on the wall and preserves it for years to come. You might even consider hanging it next to your wedding photographs or your wedding dress in its own shadowbox to match!
Turn Your Bouquet into Fine Art
With help from the Heirloom Bouquet, you can have your flowers help create a beautiful work of art you’ll cherish forever. This company takes your bouquet’s florals and greenery and uses them to make a custom fine art print you can have framed and preserved in the most beautiful fashion.
Wear Your Flowers
That’s right: you can actually wear your flowers after your big day! Clothing designers like Cara Piazza use flowers to create naturally dyed clothing and accessories, such as kimonos. This allows your flowers to be used again and again every time you wear it.
Looking for a wedding florist in Ohio? Contact Roots Floral Design!
Florals and greenery can make your special day stand out in a truly unique way that you’ll remember for years to come. Whether you already have floral ideas in mind for your wedding or you are hoping to achieve a specific look and feel, reach out to Roots Floral Design for elegant and romantic bouquets, centerpieces and more!