What To Do with Flowers After the Wedding

Is your wedding day coming up quickly? One of the most commonly overlooked aspects of a wedding is what comes after the celebration is all said and done. The good news is that you have several options when it comes to re-using your wedding flowers!

No need to bring that trash can over and throw away a bunch of gorgeous blooms and greenery! There are some wonderful alternatives that are not only more environmentally-friendly, but are also super artistic and sentimental! 

What To Do with Flowers After the Wedding

Don't let all that time and money go to waste. Here's a few great ideas of what to do with your flowers after the wedding: 

Give Them Away to Your Guests

Why not let some of your family and friends take home the centerpieces or bouquets as wedding favors? It's a win-win for everyone, since you will have less to clean up after the party's over, and you won't have to spend more money on party favors. 

How to Re-Use Wedding Flowers

Use Your Bouquet as a Keepsake

Who says you have to throw away a gorgeous bouquet? Many brides have recently turned to shadowboxes that hang on the walls to display their wedding flowers for years to come. You may even consider hanging it alongside your wedding dress or photographs!

Ways to Recycle Wedding Flowers

Donate Your Flowers

This can be done in a few different ways -- all of which can be extremely meaningful to whoever ends up with your flowers! You might consider posting in local wedding groups online (such as Craigslist or Facebook) or using an organization like Random Acts of Flowers. It's a really nice idea to be able to gift your flowers to future brides, nursing homes, hospitals or homeless shelters. 

Donate Wedding Flowers

Use Your Flowers to Make Clothing

I bet you didn't think of this one: wearing your wedding flowers! This is an extremely nifty idea that designers like Cara Piazza has started, where brides actually get the chance to wear clothing that has been dyed using the flowers from their big day! It's probably my favorite idea out of them all, since you can wear it time and time again!

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Getting married in Salt Lake or Park City? Contact The Potted Pansy!

The Potted Pansy is Utah’s premier floral designer, owned and operated by Mandy Ogaz. Every arrangement, bouquet and centerpiece is custom designed to reflect your personality and love for one another. If you’re looking for a floral designer who cares about all the intricate details and is passionate about texture, color, and style, talk to Mandy about your wedding today!

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Workshop by The Potted Pansy
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