Green Weddings: Flower Power

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Green Weddings: Flower Power

. category: Wedding Tips

Wedding flowers can add great colour and personality to your wedding day and of course look great in any detail shots your wedding photographer takes. Here are two tips to help make your flower choices greener...

Try to buy locally. The more you can get from local sources the better. Most commercial florists get their flowers shipped from other countries. Shipping = Fuel consumption. Try the smaller shops that might use their own stock or local growers. How about growing your own? Florists can charge a hefty price for wedding bouquets. Why not plant a few seeds or bulbs and make your own bouquet. You could do the same with the boutonnieres.

Another good idea is to use potted plants instead of cut flowers. Potted flowers can look just as lovely as cut flowers and make great centerpieces. You can let some of your guests take them home if you don’t want to keep them for yourself. Plus potted plants give back more to the environment than cut flowers.