Planning A Wedding In 2022? Here Are Some Upcoming Wedding Dress Trends For Next Year.

In recent years, the trend for eco-friendly weddings has become increasingly popular. Couples who are conscious of their environmental impact are making efforts to incorporate sustainable elements into their big day, and flowers are no exception. Sustainable flowers are those that are grown locally, using fewer resources and causing less damage to the planet. If you’re looking for ways to make your wedding more environmentally friendly, this blog post offers seven tips for choosing sustainable flowers:

  1. Find local suppliers

Shopping locally is always better for the planet, and choosing a local florist can greatly reduce the carbon footprint of your wedding flowers. Ask your florist where they source their flowers and whether they can suggest alternative blooms that are grown closer to home. This can help reduce the number of miles your flowers travel, and support local businesses at the same time.

  1. Choose seasonal blooms

Choosing flowers that are in season is not only better for the planet, but can also help reduce costs. Flowers that naturally come into bloom around the time of your wedding require less energy, water, and chemicals than those that are forced to grow out of season. By selecting seasonal blooms, you can create beautiful and sustainable floral arrangements.

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  1. Choose plants in place of flowers

One way to switch things up when it comes to your wedding arrangements and tablescapes is to use plants instead of cut flowers. Green and flowering plants can last much longer than cut flowers, and you can even replant them after the wedding. This can serve as a memorable keepsake of your special day, and a way to give back to the environment.

  1. Keep things foam-free

Floral foam is bad for the environment, as it contains the same amount of plastic as ten grocery shopping bags, and can break down into microplastics that are toxic to animals and sea life. To avoid this, opt for flowers that look great in vases instead of using foam. You can also look for suitable vases in local thrift stores or collect empty jars to display your flowers.

  1. Choose recycled ribbon

Using recycled ribbon to wrap your bouquets and buttonholes can be a small but impactful way to make your wedding flowers more eco-friendly. You can choose to use off-cuts from your wedding dress or bridesmaid gowns, biodegradable jute or hemp, or even ask your florist for leftover ribbon from other jobs.

  1. Keep it small

Smaller bouquets and arrangements require fewer cut flowers, which means a smaller impact on the environment. Posies, corsages, and single stems are great style options if you’re looking to keep the flowers you use down to a minimum. This can also help save on costs, without sacrificing the beauty of your floral arrangements.

  1. Consider dried flowers

Using dried flowers as an alternative to fresh blooms has become more popular in recent years. Not only can dried flowers potentially last for years, but they also require no water or resources to maintain. After the wedding, you can reuse them as extra decorations around your home, or even regift them to members of the wedding party.

Keeping it Green After The Wedding

Sustainable flowers are just one way to make your wedding more eco-friendly. After the wedding, you can continue to reduce your carbon footprint by:

  • Seeing whether the venue or your florist can reuse your flowers in another arrangement or at another event
  • Donating your flowers to a hospital, care home, or local business
  • Drying them out and using them as gifts

By making small but meaningful changes to your floral choices, you can create a beautiful and sustainable wedding day that reflects your commitment to the environment. Get in touch with us to learn more about how we can help you incorporate sustainable flower choices into your wedding décor.

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