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Artificial Flowers after the wedding?

Sarah, on October 19, 2021 at 2:29 PM Posted in Style and Décor 0 13
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Once the wedding is said and done what exactly should you do with your artificial flowers? Sell them? Give them away? I'm having trouble knowing what would be best to do after the wedding. I have a long while until my wedding but I'm just wondering what everyone else did with theirs.

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Latest activity by Tara, on October 26, 2021 at 9:27 AM
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    Beginner September 2021
    Vanessa ·
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    We did artificial flowers/greenery. I kept my bouquet and one of the bridesmaid bouquet as home decor, sold the rest of the bridesmaid bouquets. I kept a few garlands as home decor too and sold the rest too.
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  • J
    Just Said Yes June 2024
    Jessica ·
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    I plan to rent silk flowers and will simply return them. Bouquets will be real flowers.
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  • S
    Beginner October 2023
    Sarah ·
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    I guess I just hope to find someone who wants the same colors as I have
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    Beginner October 2023
    Sarah ·
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    Are you doing the bouquets yourself?
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  • J
    Just Said Yes June 2024
    Jessica ·
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    No I have a local florist I plan to work with on those - I have no eye for design!
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  • Michelle
    Rockstar October 2022
    Michelle ·
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    I know a couple brides who had silk flowers that ended up being very expensive compared to fresh flowers and they donated them to a local thrift store because they had no use for them otherwise. Cutting down on clutter is one reason to pick fresh.
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  • Expert June 2021
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    I kept my bouquet and will keep it as a keepsake and my bridesmaids kept theirs as well. For table flowers Our guests just took them home we didn’t even have to think about where they would go. But we were definitely banking on guests to want to just take them and they did and it helped with cleanup of the centerpieces. If you want less things to take home with you you can have the dj make an announcement towards the end the guests can feel free to take centerpieces home as a little keepsake of your wedding.
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  • Cece
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    Cece Online ·
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    This was my conundrum also. Originally I thought about having fake flowers because everyone says it is wasteful to have fresh flowers that just die. But then when I thought about it…. What on earth am I going to do with a bunch of fake flowers?? Lol It’s not like I’m going to keep them in my home. And selling them is really hit or miss and requires me listing them on sites, then once they sell (IF they sell) packaging them up and driving them to the post office or FedEx to ship them out. I realized it is just a lot of work with no real payoff. So we decided to go with real flowers that we don’t have to construct ourselves, will be delivered and set up by the florist, then can either be taken home by guests to enjoy or simply tossed away. And then I can have my bouquet preserved in glass and hung as art in our home.
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  • W-K
    Super October 2019
    W-K ·
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    They're currently decorating my house but we didn't have a lot of them. Just a few bouquets and my husband's bout. Depending on where you are you could possibly donate them. There's a few ministries in my area (central Ohio) that specifically provide wedding décor, officiants, DJs and things to brides in need. You can see if there's anything like that near you.

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    Beginner October 2023
    Sarah ·
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    You're right the amount of work is just not worth it.

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    Beginner October 2023
    Sarah ·
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    I live in indiana and I've not heard of anything in my area like that. how nice.

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  • Kk
    Devoted October 2021
    Kk ·
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    I rented my flowers for this reason. Saved a ton of money and don't have to deal with what to do with them afterwards. It was a no-brainer for me.
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  • Tara
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    Tara ·
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    You can sell some, give some away or find ways to decorate with some! Make a shadowbox and put your last name or wedding date on the glass.

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