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Blooming Affair: Expert Tips on Repurposing Wedding Ceremony Flowers for an Unforgettable Reception

Hey there, soon-to-be newlyweds and floral aficionados! We know you've put hours of thought and gallons of love into selecting the perfect flowers for your wedding ceremony. And guess what? The fun doesn't have to end at "I do." We're here to spill the beans on how you can repurpose those gorgeous blooms to create a reception that's nothing short of bloomin' amazing. So, let's embark on this adventure, shall we?


Hey there, soon-to-be newlyweds and floral aficionados! We know you've put hours of thought and gallons of love into selecting the perfect flowers for your wedding ceremony. And guess what? The fun doesn't have to end at "I do." We're here to spill the beans on how you can repurpose those gorgeous blooms to create a reception that's nothing short of bloomin' amazing. So, let's embark on this adventure, shall we?



1. The Transition: From Aisle to Centerpiece


Your ceremony aisle was probably adorned with lovely floral arrangements. After the ceremony, these arrangements can be effortlessly transformed into reception centerpieces. Whether you had flowers in vases or hanging from the chairs, moving them to the reception area is a practical and beautiful way to repurpose.


2. The Bridal Bouquet Transformation


Ladies, let's talk bouquets. After those candid aisle photos and the sweet toss down the aisle, your stunning bouquet deserves its moment in the spotlight. Place your bouquet in a vase, and it instantly becomes a chic and fragrant centerpiece. Your guests will admire your taste in both fashion and flora.. Alternatively, you can disassemble the bouquet and use the individual flowers to embellish the cake table, guestbook table, or even the bar.


3. Arch Decor


Remember those stunning altar and arch flowers? They can totally play double duty! Those bold blooms you exchanged vows under can be the perfect backdrop for your sweetheart table. Ask your crew to relocate them while your guests enjoy cocktail hour. With a flick of a wrist and a sprinkle of fairy dust (or teamwork), your ceremony focal point becomes the star of your reception décor. Repurposing these creates a seamless transition from one part of your wedding day to the next.


4. Repurpose them for an after-wedding brunch


Let the party continue with lovely florals flanking your 'day after' brunch. This will give your wedding weekend a cohesive feel and your guests a top tier experience.


5. Bridesmaids' Bouquets as Table Décor


Your bridesmaids' bouquets can also be repurposed as reception table décor. Place them in vases or decorative containers and use them to adorn your guests' tables. This not only adds color and beauty to the reception but also serves as a heartfelt gesture to your bridesmaids.


6. Flower Decor for the Photo Op/Booth


Whether you elect to have a photo op or a photo booth, create a stunning backdrop for it with your ceremony flowers will create such a vibe. Incorporate these blooms into the design, so your guests can take memorable pictures surrounded by your wedding flowers.



7. Transforming Hanging Flowers


If you had hanging floral arrangements during the ceremony, consider suspending them over the reception tables or the dance floor. They can create a breathtaking ambiance and save you money on additional décor


8. Send Flowers Home with Guests


As a parting gift, allow your guests to take some of the ceremony flowers home. You can set up a flower station near the exit where guests can create their own small bouquets or take a single bloom as a token of your appreciation.


9. Donate florals to a nursing home or children's hospital in your area.


There's nothing like putting a smile on someone else's face. To know that the love between you and your new spouse has brought joy to others is a good way to start your new journey together.


10. Use tall arrangements for aisle décor and reception centerpieces


With special handling, the large arrangements can flanked the sides of the aisle on pedestals or even on the floor and then transferred to the table. We don't recommend using all the reception centerpieces for aisle decor as you want to save time as well as impact for the big reception reveal.



In the grand scheme of your wedding day, repurposing ceremony flowers for your reception is a win-win. You'll save some green, reduce floral waste, and create a seamless transition between your "I do's" and your "let's party!" So, get creative and let those blossoms shine all day long!


**Pro Tip**


First things first, make sure you chat with your florist and your wedding planner. Plan your flower arrangements with repurposing in mind. Ask for designs that are versatile and can easily transition from ceremony to reception. Now I know all of us got that one organized best friend, but I will say some of the logistics of these tricks are best left to the professionals. Call us and let best friend enjoy the party!



Happy Planning & Designing....in Style!


~ Shanina

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