Did you know that the average bride spends $2,000 on flowers for her wedding? What do you do with the flowers afterwards? So often the inside of the trash bins see these beautiful and colorful arrangements. In a recent article in the Washington Post we are now hearing of florists who are recycling by giving the flowers to charitable locations. Sarah von Pollaro, floral designer, said: “I believe that all people should have flowers in their life and especially people who might not be able to afford to buy them on a regular basis.”
Also, donating to nursing homes, where the patients at these facilities do not get a ton of visitors and they enjoy the flowers immensely, is an excellent idea. Their reaction is always positive. But you can also choose to have your arrangements of hydrangeas, coxcomb, roses and lavender, which dry well and can be kept on display long after the last dance. Did you know that you can also strip some flowers from your bouquet and press them in a book. The pressed flowers can then be glued in scrapbooks, placed with an invitation and framed or used as potpourri.