What to Do with Leftover Wedding Flowers

Your wedding day was one of the most beautiful days of your life. Your floral arrangements brought timeless elegance to your ceremony and reception. But what should you do now that your wedding is over? How can you repurpose all the leftover wedding flowers? We’ve got a few ideas. 

The advantages of faux flowers for your wedding

One of the biggest advantages of using faux flowers for your wedding is their longevity. They won’t wilt or decay after your big day. They’ll stay just as lifelike as they were on the day of your ceremony. You can reuse them over and over again for years to come. Here are a few ideas for what to do with your leftover wedding flowers from Ling’s moment.

Allow guests to keep bouquets and corsages

Bridesmaid bouquets, wrist corsages, and boutonnieres are some of the simplest wedding flowers to repurpose–just give them to the bridesmaids and groomsmen who wore them.  Not only will the members of your wedding party have a beautiful way to remember the ceremony, but they’ll also have a thoughtful gift straight from you and your partner. That also goes for anyone else who had a special floral piece, like parents of the bride or groom. Your loved ones can either preserve the piece in a shadow box or repurpose the flowers and greenery however they like.

Not only will the members of your wedding party have a beautiful way to remember the ceremony, but they’ll also have a thoughtful gift straight from you and your partner. That also goes for anyone else who had a special floral piece, like parents of the bride or groom. Your loved ones can either preserve the piece in a shadow box or repurpose the flowers and greenery however they like.

Give favors to guests

Flowers make wonderful keepsakes for special friends and family members. It’s like giving them a piece of your bliss from your special day. After your wedding has come to a close, pass out your flowers as favors for guests who stayed to help clean up–or to guests who helped you DIY your wedding decorations before the ceremony. 

If you don’t want to hand out the bigger pieces, repurpose existing decorations into miniature bouquets or floral arrangements and send them out later. It’s a great way to thank guests for their kindness and provide a beautiful keepsake they can remember the day by. 

Make decorations for your home

Repurposing your wedding flowers into home decor pieces is an excellent way to preserve the magic of your ceremony.

You can make floral wreaths to hang on your door, centerpieces that add color to the kitchen table and so much more. It’s an excellent way to keep the beauty of your wedding alive long after the ceremony has come to a close. Every time you look at your decor, you can remember your wedding day and the joy you shared with your partner.

Make holiday decorations

Depending on your color scheme, your leftover wedding flowers could make beautiful holiday decorations. Use pink and white for Valentine’s Day bouquets. Lilac and pale yellow would make beautiful centerpieces for an Easter gathering. Warm terracotta and orange can bring life to a Thanksgiving Table spread. And classic red creates breathtaking Christmas wreaths and garlands.

Draw inspiration from the season of your wedding to bring an elegant touch to your holiday celebration. This way, the holidays will be even more special, because they’ll have a direct link to your wedding day.

Preserve them in a shadow box

Shadow boxes are a lovely way to preserve the magic of your wedding day. Displaying treasured items and photographs provide a direct link to a special moment in time. You can share these memories with your family for generations to come. 

Your bridal bouquet is an obvious choice for preservation in a shadow box. If you used flowers from Ling’s moment to create your bouquet, you don’t have to put your flowers in the fridge or press them in a book. Just arrange it the way you’d like, and it’ll look just as lovely as it did on the day of your wedding. You can also combine it with other floral pieces from your wedding, like a groom’s boutonniere, to create a cohesive display.

Use them for photo backdrops

It’s no secret that flowers look incredible on camera. Your floral arrangements made your wedding day picture perfect. But who says that photogenic beauty has to end after you say “I do”?

Consider repurposing your flowers as backdrops or props for photography. They would make excellent set pieces for professional photographers. Even if you’re only a hobbyist, flowers can also take your Instagram selfies to the next level. Grab your camera or phone and try out a few selfies with your flowers in the frame. Don’t forget to tag us @lingsmoment while you’re at it.

Give them to a friend

Do you have friends with a wedding coming up? Why not share your wedding flowers with them? Your friends are sure to appreciate the thoughtful gesture. If you want to help your friends create a look that’s distinct from your big day, you can help them repurpose your existing floral arrangements into fresh new designs. Adding a few extra blooms here and there can go a long way. 

In addition to weddings, you could also give them to friends celebrating birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, or other special events. 

Donate them to charity

If you’re still feeling stumped about what to do with your leftover flowers, you can always give them away. Donate them to a local church, funeral parlor, or a charitable organization that can repurpose them. You’ll be able to pass on the beauty of your wedding day to someone else, making their lives a little brighter, too!

We hope this has given you a few ideas about what to do with your leftover wedding flowers. Feel free to tag us on Facebook or Instagram with your creations. We’d love to see the amazing things you’ve created!