Turn Your Wedding Flowers into Favors
When designing your wedding flowers’ centerpiece arrangements, the main focus is — of course — how they look. However, we are finding that more and more brides are considering what happens to the flowers after the wedding, thanks to a shift towards eco-friendliness and being less wasteful. Many budget brides are opting to use fresh flowers sparingly since they can be costly and only last for one day – but there are lots of great ways to repurpose your wedding flowers. Here are a few (budget savvy) ideas that allow your centerpiece flowers to also act as wedding favors that your guests can take home with them after the reception!
1) Have a flower wrapping station
Make your flower favors an interactive activity! Create a station by setting up a table with tissue paper and twine, and allow your guests to wrap their flowers up at the end of the night to bring them home. Go the extra mile and provide water picks or ribbons or anything else to make them feel extra special. Who doesn’t love bringing home fresh flowers?
2) Group several small arrangements together to create a larger centerpiece.
When you design your centerpieces, consider a grouping of small arrangements to create an overall larger effect. Having centerpieces that include several small vases will allow multiple guests from each table to take flowers for themselves at the end of the night! This is a fairly easy thing to do – and works especially well if your reception setup is at long rectangular tables with small vases running all the way down the center!
3) Use potted flowers as centerpieces.
Another option for wedding flower favors is to use potted plants! Whether small or large, pre-potted plants make it so easy for your guests to each take a plant home at the end of the night. I personally love single potted succulents as centerpieces – they’re so chic and very trendy right now- and they’re also a low maintenance plant so even better to serve as a gift for your guests!
4) Use a vessel that can be reused after the flowers wilt.
Choosing a cute container for your flowers makes it even better to use as a favor. A few ideas include teacups, tea pots, pottery, simple bud vases, etc. Not only will your guests enjoy the flowers for a period of time but they can find other uses for the vessel for years to come! I particularly love the top photo that uses simple bud vases with single blooms- a chic and budget savvy idea that is perfect for repurposing as favors!
We just love how these solutions can let your flowers extend their life, as well as eliminate the need for budgeting for additional wedding favors. We hope that these ideas have inspired you to think outside the box for your wedding centerpieces and favors.
What do you think? Would you give wedding flower favors a try for your own wedding?
This post was written by: Sojourner Auguste, Founder of Erganic Design