We all picture our beautiful wedding bouquets and the amazing lower arrangements for the place settings and the rose petals thrown as a sendoff to married life, but what we forget is that all of these flowers had to be cut in order to create these memories. Why not incorporate live plants into your ceremony or as gifts for your guests.?
Live plants are just as pretty as cut ones and with live potted plants the flower continues to grow and blossom long after your ceremony.
Now this post is not to dissuade you from having gorgeous bouquets and centerpieces comprised fully of cut flowers, but rather as an option for new and more “green” ways of incorporating fresh flowers into your special day!
As a bride planning your wedding one can get VERY caught up in all that is “wedding” you end up buying loads of adorable decorations, plates, fabric pieces, hair décor, banners and the like cause at that moment “you need it!” but after the wedding is over and you are newly married and unraveling from the day, you realize that you now have a garage, a shed or in many cases entire houses filled with leftover wedding stuff! Here is an awesome website that brides can donate their old wedding décor and where new brides can shop for recycled goods for their own weddings.
This site is such a great example of ways we can all introduce recycling into our everyday lives in other places than just waste materials. There is no need to just toss your wedding away, now you can sell it to a new bride and they can enjoy your adorable décor or dress at their own affair!
When planning your eco-friendly wedding, one focuses mainly on the big event – the wedding! The bride will research low impact favors, food, décor and flowers, but what about the first announcement to the world that you are getting married? The invitations!
If you are throwing a large affair, say 200 people, that is 200+ pieces of paper. Why not send out invites that give back to this beautiful mother earth. Plant love with these plantable wedding invitations. Each invitation is printed on plantable seed paper that grows wildflowers when the plantable invitation is planted. Each plantable wedding invitation has numerous color choices and coordinates with reply cards, thank you cards and favor tags in the plantable wedding invitation collection.
Your love can bloom into many fields of these beautiful wildflowers! What a great way got your love and your wedding to leave a lasting impact in this world!
Here at Stone Gardens we have a team dedicated to making your big day very special. If you ever need anything, just ask!