Going green on your wedding day? Good for you! These days there are tons of ways for brides and grooms to keep their weddings eco-friendly while still having a chic soiree, from cotton wedding dresses to invitations printed on recycled paper to Eco-Friendly Wedding Flowers. And, as it turns out, there are ways to make eco-conscious decisions for your wedding flowers, too.
One option, of course, is to avoid cutting stems entirely and going with fake flowers, such as silk flowers or paper flowers made of recycled paper, or even using felt or broaches that resemble flowers as your wedding bouquet and centerpieces. If you do love the look of real, fresh flowers, then you can reduce your carbon footprint and stick to flowers that are locally grown and in season, reducing the amount of gasoline needed to transport them from point A to point B. Then, after the wedding, instead of simply throwing your flowers out you can donate them to a hospital or nursing home so that even more people can get joy from their beauty. Another fab idea? Go with succulents! These green plants have whimsical and interesting shapes, and will live for much longer than your typical flowers. You can make them the centerpiece of your bouquet and arrangements or add them as an accent, but they are a stylish and literally green way to give your wedding flowers an eco-edge.