When it comes to your wedding flowers, be a green, eco-friendly bride. It’s all the rage, and choosing eco-friendly wedding flowers is the easiest thing to do…
Choose Seasonal Flowers
Choose wedding flowers that are in season. You will get better quality, price, and they will have probably been grown a lot closer to home. If you aren’t sure what is in season around in the month you are getting married, read this guide to seasonal wedding flowers.
Ask your florist to source your flowers from British growers. Although the choice isn’t as vast, you can still get a whole host of beautiful blooms, especially in the summer months. Look out for roses, delphiniums, lisianthus, freesias and sweet peas, to name just a few.
Why not pick a garden wedding venue? Not only will you get extra pretty pictures and a lovely laid back feel, you will be surrounded by ready-made decorations too.
Be extra lovely to family members and friends that have pretty gardens or green fingers. Hand-grown and picked wildflowers have a beautiful charm, and are in fact my idea of heaven.
Instead of cut flowers, use pretty plants and potted herbs for your table centres (which will help the room smell delicious). You could even give them away to your lucky guests as wedding favours. Two birds, one stone?
Recycle, Grow, Re-Use
If you don’t want to give plants away, how about recycling some old glass bottles with a single wild bloom in it? Or, give each guest a packet of seeds or a Pocket Garden so they can grow their own memories of your special day.
Where you can, re-use your flowers. Move table centres to the ceremony room to decorate the space, and then ask your ushers to move them to the wedding breakfast. Your guests won’t even realise they were the same blooms.
Natural Petal Confetti
Use natural rose petals instead of normal confetti. The petals are completely biodegradable, will match your big day perfectly, and look extra pretty in your pictures.
Fairtrade and Organic Flowers
Look out for Fairtrade and organically grown flowers; although these can work out to be more expensive, the environment will be a lot happier.
Guest post by Steph Turpin of Fairy Nuff Flowers
Sweet Peas: Fairy Nuff Flowers
Bride and Groom in Garden: Claire Basiuk Photography
Pot Plants: Marianne Taylor Photography
Pocket Garden: Randall Photography
Bride and Bridesmaids Throwing Confetti: wolken-mit-i