What to Do With Flowers After the Reception

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  • Months goes into planning a beautiful wedding and thousands go into the gorgeous flowers.  Yet wedding after wedding I am left with vases of flowers only to be discarded.  
    If you are planning a Sunday brunch, arrange ahead of time for someone to transport them for you to reuse.
    Gift them to those who helped make your day possible {if your vases are rented, be sure those stay behind}.
    Donate them.  Hospice homes, hospitals, and nursing homes love fresh flowers!  See if a friend or family member would be willing to drop some cheer by.
    Wrap them in parchment paper the last 15 minutes of your reception to send home with guests as seen below!

    Don’t forget to set the bride’s bouquet aside – my instructions for drying here.

    {3 centerpiece photographs courtesy of Shades of Gray Photography}

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