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Top 3 Ways to Reuse Wedding Flowers

You have spent countless hours deciding on the style of bouquet and centerpieces for your wedding.  After the day you marry the love of your life, what are you going to do with your flowers?  As a Winnipeg Wedding Planner, several brides have asked me for some options of what to do with their old flowers.

Here are my top 3 ways to reuse and recycle your wedding floral arrangements:

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1 Gifts:

This is my favorite way to reuse wedding flowers.  At weddings I attend for friends or family, taking home flowers is always a kind gesture from the bride and groom.  It allows their wedding flowers to find a new home and brighten someone else’s week.  Who doesn’t love waking up to the smell of fresh flowers?

Wedding guests don’t usually take the wedding flowers home unless they are told.  Encourage the MC of the wedding to let guests know at the end of the night they are welcome to take the flowers and centerpieces home.  Make sure to emphasize that they are only allowed to take the flowers — not the vases! Your florist will not be too happy with you the next morning if any of the vases are missing!

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2 Donate:

One of my brides from 2016 gave me this idea.  Kaila is very sweet, I’m not surprised she’s the inspiration behind this idea. With so many of my brides getting married in Winnipeg I put together a list of organizations that would love your wedding flowers.

 

If you work with some amazing co-workers, it might also be a nice treat to bring your wedding flowers into your workplace (just be aware of possible allergies).

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3 Preserve:

For the crafty bride, preserving your bouquet is an excellent idea!

I am not an expert when it comes to preserving wedding flowers, so I have found an excellent tutorial video by “20 Mule Team Borax” to explain the process.

There are countless ways to reuse wedding flowers including many not mentioned here. I would love to hear from you with ideas you may have – Contact Alexandra today!

{Photography: Ally Papko Photography & Design}

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Design + Coordination: Alexandra Lillian Weddings & Events

Photography: Scotch & Coffee

Venue: Deseo Bistro

Florist: The Floral Fixx

Dress: Stella’s Bridal Boutique

Stationary: Oak & Linen

Make-up: Darcee Liang