What to do with flowers after the wedding…

posted 3 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2014

When I only read the title of this post, I thought you might be asking what you should do with yours.  I was actually going to suggest donating them to a retirement or nursing home!  I LOVE this idea, and my family does it with all floral arrangements after family funerals.  I will be continuing the trend by taking some to my grandfather’s nursing home after the wedding!

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2013

What if they’re not flowers? I am going to have large elephant palm leaves :-/ Would love to repurpose or donate but who’s going to want such large green things? 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

This is an AWESOME idea!  Thanks so much for sharing.

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper

Thank you for bringing this up.  I was an Activity Director at a Nursing Home, and it was wonderful to share fresh flowers with the residents.  

It is better when you give a heads up, because then I was able to get vases ready, and even plan an activity of having the residents arrange the flowers themselves.  

So not only could they enjoy the flowers, but also take part in decorating their dining tables themselves, as well.  

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Bracelet00:  Sorry I don’t know how to respond to that, I don’t know who that is and whether or not you’re being sarcastic?

Post # 9
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Worker bee

Great idea.  I always knew I wanted to donate them, but I didn’t know to call ahead!

Post # 12
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Busy bee

@TheyCallMeMrsC:  Not sarcastic. He’s an event planner (among many other things) And is pretty fond of the look of one giant tropical leaf in a vase.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I was going to do this for my wedding flowers, but when I looked up nursing homes/assisted living homes in the area, I couldn’t find any!  I was disappointed but such is life in a vacation town sometimes.    So they just decorated the two rental houses I had rented, and a few went home with family.

 

Donating flowers to a nursing home or assisted living is just such a beautiful gesture!   I really think all brides should do this more often!  

Post # 14
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

If any are left after the reception (which I doubt), we will definitely consider doing this.

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