Boy, or should I say Bride, have you earned the right to enjoy your wedding flowers. All of the preparation, planning and coordinating for your flower arrangements has taken months to get everything just right.
Choosing your wedding flowers isn’t as simple as picking a flower type and color. Brides take into account their wedding theme, style, colors and a lot of other factors all to create the perfect arrangements for your special day. But what happens to your flowers after your wedding day?
There are several creative ways to re-use, re-purpose and continue to enjoy your wedding flowers long after you say “I do”. Using silk wedding flowers can give couples even more options to hold on to wedding flowers as keepsakes.
Re-purpose. Are you looking to preserve some of your mementos from your wedding day? You can find some great creative DIY wedding keepsake display ideas using shadow boxes online. Preserve your dried real flowers or silk flowers along with your wedding invitation, menus and photographs.
Not interested in displaying your full wedding flower bouquet as a keepsake? Another idea is to disassemble your bouquet and other flower arrangements to create a beautiful, unique piece of art arranging the blooms in a shadow box display.
A hot trend on pinterest right now has been preserving simple items that have a big significance in clear glass Christmas ornaments. Available at many craft stores, fill ornaments with flowers from your wedding day and decorate the outside with your nuptials date.
Gifts or favors. Consider giving wedding flower arrangements as a gift or favors to family members, bridal party members or guests. Arrangements will serve as a nice thank you for those who helped share your wedding day. And if you’ve used silk flowers the arrangements are something they can keep for years to come.
Re-use. With many of the popular wedding themes out there right now like Vintage, Rustic and Country it would be easy to re-purpose wedding flowers and decorations into home decor. Here are a few home decor inspiration photos via pinterest:
- Popular in Rustic and Country weddings metal planters can be re-used in home and garden decor. Bhg.com uses painted and monogrammed planters as chic front porch arrangement.
- Vases are great home decor items that can be re-used in a variety of ways. Large clear vases from centerpieces and candy buffets are a beautiful way to display everyday items like fruit or Christmas bulbs during the holidays.
- Many hot wedding trends are as equally popular in home decor. Wooden planters, birch containers and milk glass can make an easy transition from wedding to everyday decor.
The possibilities are endless. Find your own creative ways to re-purpose, re-use and continue to enjoy your wedding flowers and wedding decorations.