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Getting The Most Out of Your Wedding Flowers

Updated: Jan 24, 2019

When couples look at their proposal, the question I often get asked is. “What’s strike?” Strike is when your floral designer returns to the venue at the end of the night to dispose of all those pretty blooms you paid a pretty penny for in order to create the wedding of your dreams. Let’s face it: Flowers are expensive! And some couples feel like it is a shame to spend thousands of dollars on wedding flowers just to have them disposed at the end of the night. So, take a look at these three options to get the most out of your wedding flowers.

1. Repurposing Flowers

Your wedding flowers can do double duty from the ceremony to the reception. First aisle arrangements can be repurposed on guest tables. Secondly, your bridesmaid’s bouquets can be placed in vases to spruce up your estate table or cake table. Finally, if you are using a floral backdrop for your ceremony, it can be repurposed behind your sweetheart table. Repurposing flowers may be tricky if the ceremony and reception are not in the same location, so be sure to speak with your floral designer about repurposing your flowers during your consultation.

2. Guest Give-a-ways

Give the arrangements to your guests! Remember to talk to your florist before giving away the arrangements. Florists often rent vases for weddings, so if you plan to keep or give away the whole arrangement, there will be an extra charge for the vessels.

3. Post Wedding Brunch

If you are not leaving for your honeymoon right away, hosting a post wedding brunch is a great way to spend more time with your family and friends who may have traveled to come to your wedding. It is also a good way to give your wedding centerpieces another act!

Communicating with your florist on how to repurpose flowers will help you to get the most out of your wedding florals. And, it may even save you some money along the way!

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