Like most people in modern society, today’s bride is interested in going green. When it comes to your wedding flowers, you accomplish this in the same way as you do your grocery shopping- by buying locally produced items. However, you may be new to incorporating environmental values into your daily shopping and are possibly a bit unsure of where to start.
The first thing to do is to look around. What flowers do you see being grown in your area, That should give you a fairly good idea of the choice for wedding flowers. While there are flowers that are traditionally used in weddings, there are no hard and fast rules. It’s perfectly okay to pick a less traditional bloom for your big day. Beautiful arrangements can be made with anything from tulips to wildflowers. If you have a family member or friend who grows a lovely flower garden, ask them to donate some flowers for your bouquet in lieu of a wedding gift. Your florist can give you instructions on how to cut them properly or they may even be willing to travel to the site.
Even if you don’t use your own flowers, you can let your florist know that you are interested in using locally grown blooms. She will likely be familiar with which suppliers produce their stock in the immediate area and will be able to source things for you that you might not otherwise be able to get your hands on. Wherever the flowers ultimately come from, you should work with your florist to make sure that the final product is not only beautifully presented, but green as well.