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Are you in the midst of planning your wedding and carefully managing your budget?

When it comes to budgeting for your wedding, being savvy with your spending is crucial.

In the realm of floral arrangements, one of most effective strategies for both saving money and achieving breathtaking floral displays is to repurpose your wedding flowers.

Not only does repurposing allow you to get the most value out of your floral investment, but also contributes to sustainability efforts by minimizing waste.


Repurposing ceremony flowers offers several advantages, including the opportunity to invest in more luxurious blooms for your reception. By repurposing flowers from the ceremony to the reception, for example, you can achieve a cohesive and harmonious aesthetic throughout your event while minimizing additional costs. Furthermore, repurposing flowers promotes sustainability by reducing waste and environmental impact. Instead of discarding flowers after a single use, repurposing gives them a second life, contributing to a more eco-friendly approach to event planning.

Many large ceremony arrangements are crafted in designer dishes and can be easily moved to various locations at the reception, such as beside the head table, on welcome tables, or near the entertainment area.



How to Reuse Wedding Flower Arrangements at the Reception


Ceremony Aisle Arrangements

If you are incorporating flowers along the ceremony aisle, you can effortlessly repurpose these blooms for the reception. Aisle arrangements are adaptable and suitable for use as centerpieces on both round and long reception tables.

By relocating these arrangements to the reception tables, you seamlessly extend the overall aesthetic of your ceremony vibes into the dining area. This cohesive approach not only enhances the ambiance for your guests but also ensures consistency in the photographic memories captured during your event.



Arbour Arrangements

Large ceremony arrangements, typically arranged in designer dishes and combined, can be easily dismantled and repurposed at the reception venue. These arrangements can be strategically placed beside the head table, welcome tables, or near the entertainment area to enhance the overall ambiance.


As for repurposing a floral wedding arch, it requires more effort but offers an opportunity to extend its impact. One simple approach is to transport the entire arch to the reception venue, especially if both events are held at the same location. The arch can serve as a stunning backdrop for guest photos or be positioned behind the sweetheart table to accentuate the couple. Additionally, depending on the arch's structure, specific flowers can be removed and rearranged around the reception area, though this may require careful handling due to their size and weight.





Bridal Party Bouquets

Your bridal bouquet and those of your bridesmaids are often adorned with the most luxurious and delicate blooms, so they need more time to shine.


Arrange the bouquets gracefully in classic vases along the edges of the table, complemented by other flower arrangement or lush greenery and flickering candles. This arrangement creates an enchanting ambiance that adds a touch of magic to your reception.



Additional tips for repurposing flowers

Planning a wedding can be both costly and time-consuming, with many couples focusing solely on the big day and overlooking post-wedding plans, aside from the honeymoon. Repurposing wedding flowers offers numerous advantages and can be undertaken independently or with professional assistance. Not only does it demonstrate environmental responsibility, but it also helps preserve cherished memories of the special day.

Consider easing the burden of repurposing wedding flowers by choosing to donate them. Contact nursing homes, hospitals, hospice centers, or community centers to inquire if they would appreciate flower arrangements to brighten up their spaces. Inform your florist if you're interested in organizing such a donation, as they can assist in arranging the service.



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Updated: Mar 14

If, like many of us, you consider your dogs and cats as cherished family members, then you understand the challenge of preventing them from munching on anything that catches their attention.


That's why it's crucial to familiarize yourself with commonly available flowers that are non-toxic to pets before gifting or receiving a bouquet.

Although it's advisable to keep your beautiful flower arrangements out of your pets' reach, selecting flowers that are known to be safe for your furry companions allows you to relax and appreciate your new bouquet without constantly worrying about their well-being.


Top Non-Toxic Flowers (Cats & Dogs)

Alstromeria

Celosia

Gerberas

Orchids

Lisianthus

Roses

Stocks

Snapdragons

Sunflowers

Zinnia



Top Toxic Flowers (Cats & Dogs)

Lilies

Carnations

Chrysanthemums

Daffodils

Dahlias

Freesias

Gladiolas

Hyacinths

Hydrangeas

Iris

Lily of the Valley

Ranunculus

Tulips


Please be aware that this information is not a substitute for professional veterinary guidance. Animals have diverse reactions to substances, including flowers, and their tolerances can vary. For more in-depth information, please consult the ASPCA's resources for cats and dogs on this subject.


Here are 3 tips for ordering your pet-friendly bouquets today:

  1. Mention Pets: Always inform that it's for a pet owner. Our florist will make a suitable selections based on market availability.

  2. Order in Advance:For bouquets with specific flower restrictions, order ahead, especially for larger arrangements. Crafting non-toxic designs while meeting style guidelines requires time.

  3. Stay Open-Minded: While you may have a specific design in mind, be open to adjustments. Ordering in advance helps, but delays and stock issues can still happen. Your understanding is valued.


Phalaenopsis Stem - Cats & Dogs Friendly Blooms


When considering buying a bouquet from a florist, remember that none of the flowers are safe for humans or pets to consume. Even seemingly safe options like kale, roses, or sunflowers, they can still contain pesticides and fungicides that can be dangerous if ingested. To ensure safety, keep flowers out of your pet's reach. If ingestion occurs, contact a vet for guidance. When gifting a bouquet, choose pet-safe flowers or advise the recipient to keep it away from their pet's access.


Now that you know what to consider in a flower bouquet, you can enjoy your fresh and beautiful flowers with confidence.

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