WAYS TO RE-USE YOUR WEDDING FLOWERS
I find myself wondering and I thought you might be too... just where do all those beautiful flowers go when the wedding vows have been read, the glamorous dinner party has come to an end and the last song has struck its final note?
I just can't help thinking about the many bunches of seasonal florals that must go to waste when the wedding day ends. So just how can you let the ephemeral beauty of Wedding florals last a little longer?
Here are four solutions to giving your wedding flowers life beyond the wedding day.
WHY NOT PRESERVE YOUR GLORIOUS BUNCH OF FLORALS?
There are so many great ways to preserve your wedding bouquet. One really lovely way to cherish the beauty of your bouquet is to create an elegant and timeless piece of fine art with "The Heirloom Bouquet"
Your bouquet will be transformed into a unique photographic composition with custom hand calligraphy. Other beautiful methods of preservation include letting your flowers dry or freeze framing your bouquet.
SHARE YOUR SPECIAL BUNCH WITH THOSE WHO NEED SOME BEAUTY IN THEIR LIVES
There are so many people and places that could be brightened by your wedding florals. A great idea is to donate your flowers to a local organisation in your community.
Contact your local Cancer Council, Hospital, a Retirement Home or Hospice. Your bunches will be sure to brighten the days of the staff and residents. You may even be able to claim part of your wedding flowers as a tax deductable donation.
CREATE A STUNNING BOWL OF POTPOURRI
Okay, so potpourri isn't for everyone. But If you want to treasure your bouquet for just a little longer consider letting it dry and turning the dried petals into a beautiful bowl of potpourri. Not only will it make a great center piece in your home it will remind you of your special day for months to come.
HONOUR THOSE YOU WISH COULD HAVE BEEN THERE ON YOUR SPECIAL DAY
If you happen to be wed in your local city or town and are close to the memorials of your lost loved ones, consider taking your blooms to them. It's a great way to honour and treasure their memory.
If you have any more ideas or suggestions on how you can re-use your wedding day bouquets & florals, we would love to hear about them in the comments!