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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
"Highly recommend Roots Floral Design - absolutely beautiful! I can’t say enough good things about Kaytee and her team. The flowers for our wedding far exceeded our expectations. They were stunning and our guests raved about how beautiful the bouquets and decor were! Kaytee understood our vision and created a beautiful setting for the wedding. Last but not least, Kaytee worked well within our budget and made good recommendations. Thanks Kaytee and team!"
-Megan, Mother of the Bride, Spring 2019 Wedding
“Kaytee is an absolute GEM! She has so much passion and care for what she does, that you feel like she's a friend more than a vendor. She walks you through each step of the floral process with organization, examples, cost, and detail -- all things that make my detail-oriented heart happy. The end result far exceeded anything we could have hoped for or imagined. ALL. THE. GREENERY. Future brides, run, don't walk to Roots for your wedding. From start to finish, she took care of every single floral need to make our day positively beautiful.”
-Laura, Summer 2019 Wedding
"Kaytee became so much more than a vendor for us. The first time I met her I felt as though I met a long lost friend. She was the very first vendor I chose for the wedding (even before the venue) and she lived up to all my expectations and went above and beyond. Each time I met with her I felt confident that she completely comprehended my wants and would fashion them into something that looks put together, yet natural. The day-of she silently transformed a bland rustic space into an enchanting, romantic barn. I couldn't have asked for anything more beautiful or unique."
-Grace, Spring 2019 Wedding
"Kaytee was so great to work with!!! I provided her with some floral inspirations from Pinterest and Instagram but gave her a lot of free rein coming up with the flowers for our wedding and she went above and beyond expectations. Our photographer was obsessed with all the bouquets and we got so many great pictures of them! She did such a good job making my smaller budget work to make high impact arrangements. She's also the sweetest person to be around!"
-Bo, Spring 2019 Wedding