The Power of Flowers
Posted on: August 12, 2016
The flowers are one of the most important parts of your wedding, and they’re always very special to both the bride and groom and the happy couple’s guests. Once the wedding is through, however, there is simply no way to save each and every bouquet, corsage and centerpiece, and many couples are left wondering what to do with all of those beloved flowers.
One increasingly popular option is to donate your wedding flowers to a worthy cause. After you give a commemorative bouquet to wedding guests who request one, you can gather the remaining flowers and have them delivered to a hospice, a hospital or even a retirement home to bring some joy to someone else’s day. Here are a few great tips for recycling your wedding’s flowers — and helping them play double-duty in spreading happiness to people all over the city.
- Speak with Power of Flowers. Power of Flowers is a Boston-based non-profit organization that takes your used wedding flowers and delivers them to worthy causes in the area. By working with Power of Flowers, you won’t have to worry about a thing once your wedding is through; their kind-hearted staff will take care of everything.
- Choose your own worthy cause. If no non-profit exists near you (or if you simply prefer to choose the recipient yourself), you can also do a web search to find nearby hospices or nursing homes.
- Work with your florist. Since your florist is in charge of delivering the flowers and setting them up on the big day, he or she will likely also deliver them to the donation destination of your choice. Just make sure to discuss your plans with the florist ahead of time so that everything goes smoothly during cleanup.
- Check into tax deductions. While you likely only want to make sure that your flowers brighten the day of someone in need, you may also be entitled to a tax deduction for your kindness. Check with Power of Flowers to see if they provide tax deductible receipts for the market value of your flowers.