What are some eco-friendly flower ideas?
If you’re planning to go green for your wedding, you’ll want eco-friendly flower picks, for sure. To get started, think about pesticides and investigate the origins of wedding flowers that you're interested in to find out if they grow in an environmentally unfriendly way. Remember that using cut flowers results in a lot of floral waste, so talk to your florist about conserving. Here are a few ways to make sure your wedding flowers are as eco-friendly as possible: If you can't find a local florist who can track down organic flowers, check out OrganicBouquet.com for a wide array of sustainably grown blooms. For your centerpieces and other decor elements, use potted flowers, plants, or even small trees, which can later be transplanted to your garden or yard. You can also pick arrangements that can be used for both the ceremony and the reception. Carrying flower-free bouquets is another great way to avoid overusing precious blooms -- try faux berries, a precious book, or other alternatives instead. Silk flowers are also a great substitution. Lastly, support local nurseries. Talk to your florist about using locally grown, seasonal blooms. It will make a huge difference in the carbon footprint your wedding will leave.
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