Follow your food’s example. Check out nurseries and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) in your area for native, local, in-season and organic flowers.
Organically grown flowers won’t have any nasty pesticides and help support pollinator populations. Flowers that are native and in season are adapted to the local climate, so they require less water and other resources to grow. Using local flowers also means cutting down on the carbon cost of transportation.
Roses for rent? There are several services that (depending on your location) can help you cut costs by renting you real or silk flower arrangements. Real flower rentals coordinate with other nearby weddings couples that have the same flower preferences.
Bouquet alternatives. There are a lot of options to choose from instead of fresh cut flowers. Instead, get crafty with silk flowers (no worries about wilting), lanterns or potted plants that can be taken home and planted later.
Spread the love. Donate your flowers to a hospital or nursing home after your wedding so they can continue to be enjoyed.
- Invitations/paper product alternatives
- Wedding Outfits
- Endangered Species Condoms
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Photo Credits (top to bottom): Ellen Pautler, Liz Warnek.