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Send them home with guests
At the end of your wedding reception, ask your coordinator to have the DJ make an announcement that guests can take centerpieces, floral arrangements, or a bouquet home with them. It’s one less thing you have to clean up at the end of the night, and you know those flowers are going to a good home to be enjoyed even longer!
in addition to gratuity
Nothing says thank you like some flowers and offering them to the staff that helped bring your wedding to life! Besides the basic wedding gratuity, It is a beautiful gesture that shows you're thinking of another way to express your gratitude.
Pressing your bouquet is simple and sentimental. There’s a variety of items to choose from to press in, and we recommend choosing one that’s most sentimental to you! You can use a journal, a book, your guest book, your vow book, a bible, a clear picture frame, or even a shadow box. Some local vendors will professionally press your flowers into beautiful pieces of art, like Annie Fentz Smith + her pressed gardens!
pass on a gift
Tis the season of giving, and a simple way to jazz up some gift wrap is to add a few flowers and greenery to the front of the packages. We recommend drying the flowers out first; so they are not as fragile. Have a friend having an upcoming surgery? Or birthday? Nothing says I am thinking about you more than passing on those beautiful arrangements; you can even personalize and purchase your own vase.
Add them to your phone case
If you are one of those sentimental people and want to keep a little bit of your wedding day with you at all times, press your bouquet flowers into the back of a clear phone case. We guarantee that people will notice the show stopper and you have constant memories of your happy wedding day.
Make a candle
Truth be told - if you have leftover wedding flowers, you most likely have leftover wedding candles. Combine the two to recreate your own customized candle - keep it for yourself, or better yet, gift them for your closest friends and family.
Add them to a jar or decanter
Find some clear vessels to place the flowers in - such as a mason jar, or decanter or hand soap dispensers. Add the flower petals to water or soap to add a pop of color and elegance to any room.
Gather up your favorite stems and wrap them in a string to dry upside down. Check them after a few days to make sure they are dry, and then turn them upright and place them in a vase; no need for water! These make for fabulous memories you can place around your home.
let's hear it! how did you get the most out of your wedding day flowers?! we love to hear your ideas!