Donate Your Wedding Arrangements Since you are jetting off to the honeymoon suite, consider giving your floral arrangements to a local charitable cause, suggests Maya Katz of Alimay Events. Several companies, including Repeat Roses, Random Acts of Flowers, Petals with Purpose, and the Bloom Project, will pick up your wedding flowers and redistribute them to nursing homes, homeless shelters, and hospitals to spread further cheer. You can also reach out to local womens shelters and childrens medical centers to see if they will take your leftover botanicals directly. Something to make you feel a little bit better about that bill, right?
Light the Lanterns on Your Patio or Porch Lanterns add light and style to your alfresco cocktail hour or as centerpieces on long farm tables during dinner. They also elevate your front stoop, backyard patio, or terrace. Purchase lanterns in a material that matches your home and the celebration, so they organically blend into your interior design after the nuptials. Then, every time you have wine on the patio alongside the lanterns, you will remember your day.
Keep the Candles Can you ever have enough candles? Said no one, ever. Unless your wedding pillars are completely melted by the end of the party, pop them into a box to be re-lit at home. Place candles of varying heights along your mantle or save them for a romantic night in the bedroom. If you have a memorable flame, such as a unity candle or a candelabra you placed on your sweetheart table, save the setup for special occasions. Break out the candelabra on your first anniversary for a sentimental toast to one year.