What did you do with your flowers/centerpeices after the big day?

posted 3 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Hmm.. I think offering them to your vendors might be nice [providing they take them]. Maybe a venue coordinator or someone else who did a really great job or helped out alot?

Guests would be okay, too.

I plan to have those plastic bouquet things on hand for guests to take our flowers home… we’ll be on our honeymoon for 2 weeks after our wedding so they will most likely be dead by then. We aren’t spending a huge amount on flowers though.

We would like to keep our vases though, as I plan to resell after the wedding to recoup some of the money.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We re-used the biggest arrangements the next day at a breakfast we hosted. Gave away centerpieces to guests. We were able to save some of the hardier plants to keep. 

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

We had ours delivered to a nursing home. I asked the staff to give the flowers to someone who didn’t normally receive flowers from family or friends.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2004

We gave ours away to guests.  Honestly once my bouquet died, I threw it out!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I have no idea what they did with the flowers after. I’m sure the sheer size of the arrangements made them toss them in the trash unfortunately.

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I’ve read online that if you donate your flowers to a nursing home you can write it off on your taxes the next year as a charitable donation.. so its win-win.. you make someones day and you get a tax write off.. not sure if this is true or not, but I saw it on pinterest… so I would definitely look into it!

Post # 9
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Worker bee

I had my bouquet preserved through Keepsake Floral. It is now part of a beautiful jewelry box that I use each day! I had my mother ship the flowers the next day in the box they provide. Easy! It took a couple months to come back.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@soinlove79:  I put my bouquet on my mother’s grave. For the centerpieces, we put a sticky note under one chair from each table. Whoever, had the sticky note under their chair got to take the centerpiece home with them.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

our bouqets– i still have mine-its in a vase in my front window of our house. my girls probably threw theirs out- our church got the main flowers the day after- after a week- they were up for grabs -anyone who wanted to take a little got too. we didnt have table centerpieces that were floral.

 

i like the donating to nursing home idea

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

my bouquets were brooch bouquets so I kept both those of course……. the centerpieces my guests were alllowed to keep

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

@soinlove79:  We’ll be donating floral arrangements to the nursing home my grandmother stayed at.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@greenidlady:  a friend of mine had a DJ led centerpiece giveaway. She was so dissappointed more people didn’t take her flowers. I know my table wasn’t interested.

After my bouquet dried out I tossed it. Our dinner table ddidn’t have flowers on it.

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