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Friday, August 12 2016
You spend lots of time, energy and money making sure everything is perfect for your wedding. From the food to the décor to your wedding dress, but what happens when the big night is over and you are left with all these fabulous items? Here are a few tips for our savvy brides on how to reuse and recycle your wedding day items so you don’t let anything go to waste
Wedding Dress: No matter how much you loved that dress there are not many other occasions you can wear a big white dress, and after the big day many brides find themselves tucking their prized wedding gown in the back of their closets never to be seen again. There is a long list of ways to repurpose your wedding dress from donating it to charity to repurposing into another garment or handing it down to a relative to wear. You can even take pieces of your wedding dress and make it into pillows or a quilt to keep around your house for everyday use.
Flowers: At the end of the day you will be left over with tons of flowers. From the bouquets to the centerpieces you may not realize how many flowers are actually incorporated into your wedding day.
One of the best ways to recycle your florals is to give it to guests to take home and enjoy at the end of the night. You can also donate them to a local hospital or nursing home. Check with your florist to see if they have any type of arrangements with local business for this type of donation.
Favors & Décor: Many times favors and décor are left behind as the fun of the night distracts guests. Help avoid this waste by either forgoing favors or collecting unused wedding items to sell or give away at wedding recycle websites.
Just because your wedding night is over doesn’t mean you have to throw away all your wedding day items. There are many ways to reuse or recycle wedding day items you just have to get creative!