Post # 1
This may not be something you have thought about but it came up in another thread as well – “What to do with your flowers after the wedding?” I already know that a few were going to go home with family but that left a lot of flowers yet. Another bee a while back had mentioned donating them. In two emails, the local hospice has excitingly agreed to take them and a friend is going to drop them off at their main location the day after the wedding! I was shocked at how easy it was to arrange this and the flowers will give someone else joy. Anyone else donating their flowers?
Post # 3
I think this is such a nice idea. I wanted to donate our ceremony flowers, but we’re not allowed… the church requires that they stay there.
Post # 4
Well, this wasn’t for a wedding, but after my mother passed away at the hospital. They took all the flowers that all her brides sent her in the hospital & passed them out to other patients in the hospital. She was a wedding planner & was dedicated to her brides until the end. She was trying to still plan one brides wedding a week before she passed……..let me tell you, dedication!!!! Anyway, there were too many for us to take home, so we asked the hospital & they said they could give them to other patients to enjoy. So a hospital would be another good option.
Post # 5
@Blueshoes2: Bummer you have to leave them there. I’m wondering how they can do require that since they are YOUR flowers that YOU are paying for.
For our ceremony I am having to discs made that will decorate our candleabras at the front of the church. After the wedding (probably the next day) my FI and I will take them to the cemetary to place on my grandma and grandpa’s grave. This was one of the most important parts of planning my wedding and for sure the most important part of my flowers. Aside from that we’re really only have a memorial vase which we’ll probably take home with us since our honeymoon isn’t for 3 weeks and the bouqets will probably go home with each bridesmaid and mine will probably go to my mom.
Post # 6
My first job as a teenager was at a nursing home. Then in college I worked at a group home for developmentally disabled adults. I am utlizing a friend who wanted to help out in one way or another and having her deliver some of the floral centerpieces from our reception to the nursing home & group homes that I worked at.