Your wedding day is over, but your beautiful blooms are still in full bloom. Don’t let them go to waste! There are plenty of ways to repurpose your wedding flowers and make them last longer, or even donate them to brighten someone else’s day. Here are some ideas to get you started:
Create a Memory Shadow Box
If you want to keep your wedding flowers for sentimental reasons, consider creating a memory shadow box. You can preserve your bouquet and other floral arrangements by drying them out and arranging them in a display case. This is a great way to keep the memories of your special day alive.
Turn Them into Potpourri
Another way to repurpose your wedding flowers is to turn them into potpourri. Simply dry out your flowers and mix them with essential oils and other aromatic ingredients. You can then put the potpourri in sachets or bowls and use it to freshen up your home.
Donate Them to Charity
If you don’t want to keep your wedding flowers, consider donating them to a local charity. There are many organizations that will accept flower donations and repurpose them for nursing homes, hospitals, and other places that could use a little bit of extra cheer. Look for charities in your area that accept flower donations, and give your wedding flowers a second life by brightening someone else’s day.
Make Your Own Herbal Tea
If you had herbs as part of your wedding flowers, you can use them to make your own herbal tea. Simply dry out the herbs and brew them for a soothing cup of tea. You can also mix them with other tea blends for a unique flavor.
Give Them Away
Finally, if you have guests who are local and interested in taking the flowers home, consider giving them away. You can set up a flower station at the end of the night where guests can take home a bouquet or centerpiece. This is a great way to spread the love and make someone else’s day a little brighter.
Your wedding flowers don’t have to go to waste once your big day is over. By repurposing them, donating them to charity, or giving them away, you can make sure they continue to bring joy long after the wedding is over. With a little creativity and planning, you can turn your wedding flowers into something beautiful and meaningful.