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Do You Know What To Do With Your Flowers After Your Wedding?

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After many months of strategic planning, your dream wedding finally came true. Now that it is all said and done, it’s time to decide what to do with your flowers. The flowers were so expensive it seems a shame to just throw them away. Here’s what we recommend: Don’t toss your flowers, recycle them instead!

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8 Ways to Recycle or Reuse Your Flowers After the Wedding

1. Encouraging your guests to take home the excess blooms 

After the ceremony is over, designate someone to collect and make small bundles of flowers that can be handed to each of the female guests as they are leaving or if you will be having your reception in the same venue, they can be given out then. Another option would be to collect the flowers in a decorative box and simply invite guests to “take a flower” or two.

2. You also can arrange to have flowers dropped off at hospitals or nursing homes and coordinate the delivery with your florist.

This is another great idea for those patients who are from out of town and may not have anyone coming to visit. A gift of flowers is a nice gesture of goodwill. You can donate the bunch and ask the hospital staff to distribute them to the patients. Hint: New mom’s in the maternity ward.


3. Donate them to a baby shower

If you know someone who is having a baby shower you can keep the flowers in a cool place for a day or two and then use them to decorate your friend’s party. Make small bundles of two or three flowers tied with a pink or blue ribbon for each guest.

4. Hand out to the staff

If you don’t have a big surplus of flowers, after the wedding just hand out a few flowers for each staff member. Caterers, wait staff, bartenders, and production assistants are just a few ideas to get you started.


5. Find a floral program to donate them

You can check your local community colleges for “Floral Design” programs and donate the flowers for their students. You could also donate them to a community garden for composting.

6. Press them beautifully between a book or two

Pressing flowers is a great way to turn them into a keepsake. You can also dry them and preserve them in a shadow box, or when they have dried sufficiently place them between plastic sheets and create a “memory book.”

7. Make your flowers do double duty 

Potpourri baskets, Make your own rose-scented soaps, Create your own infused water or bath oils

8. Create a piece of art for your new home together

Another decorative idea would be to find a local artist and have them create a painting for your home using the petals of your flowers as part of the “art.” You are recycling your flowers into something beautiful you can keep forever. You could also have them dipped in wax to preserve them and place them inside a glass case or “bell jar.”

Andrea is the Founder and Designer at dbandrea. She started pressing flowers a few years ago when she received a beautiful bouquet from her man for Valentine’s, after learning that his grandmother used the process to preserve flowers. She always considered herself creative, but it wasn't until experimenting with pressed flowers as a medium that she realized how far she could go. Creating art and connecting with people are what makes her the happiest! This business has given her the ultimate gift: to move people in unique ways through her art. 

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“Thanks for pushing my creativity more and more with each new order! I have learned SO MUCH from you all and will always cherish that. My goal is to help you get exactly what you want. Please know that my heart goes into every piece I produce. If I'm making a custom piece for you, rest assured that I will treat your treasure as if it's my own. I'm really looking forward to creating something beautiful for you!
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If you have any ideas or tips for using your leftover flowers, leave them in the comments below. We’d love to hear them.

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2 comments:

  1. Beautiful ideas for wedding flowers. Great ideas!

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    1. Thank you. We think it is a great way to hold on to your bouquets a little longer. The great thing about this is, you can also use it for centerpieces and flower ideas you would like to keep a little longer.
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