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donating wedding flowers

Does anyone know where/how to donate flowers from your wedding?  I've read of some brides doing this, but I don't know how or where they take them.
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Re: donating wedding flowers

  • hippo22hippo22 member
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    edited December 2011
    We did this for my daughter's wedding.  Our venue cordinatior just took all the centerpieces to a nursing home located close to the reception hall the next day.  She says that the residents are always so grateful, so anytime a bride doesn't want them afterwards, she just volunteers to do it.
  • sheshedukeshesheduke member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_michigan-detroit_donating-wedding-flowers?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local Wedding BoardsForum:88Discussion:61f6fc34-591e-447f-b943-bc7b48f05311Post:63c166eb-78b1-4c43-b466-3bf795bc2abd">Re: donating wedding flowers</a>:
    [QUOTE]We did this for my daughter's wedding.  Our venue cordinatior just took all the centerpieces to a nursing home located close to the reception hall the next day.  She says that the residents are always so grateful, so anytime a bride doesn't want them afterwards, she just volunteers to do it.
    Posted by hippo22[/QUOTE]

    THIS is exactly what we are doing. My mom works at a nursing home and most families rarely check on the residents so she is going to drop them off the next day for me. There are a few people that I go to visit there since mom has been working there so I am going to make sure that they get the best of the flowers. I am more excited about them getting the flowers afterwards than us having them at our wedding.
  • sheshedukeshesheduke member
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    edited December 2011
    You could do a local hospital too. I dont know the guidelines but I am sure if you call you can find out easily.
  • edited December 2011
    Ok cool!  I'll do a google search and see if I can find a nursing home nearby.  Thanks ladies!
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  • edited December 2011
    ooooooooomgosh, why have I never heard of this/thought about it?!? This sounds wonderful!!
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  • edited December 2011
    Just a follow-up - I called a nursing home that's up the street from my venue and talked to the activities coordinator.  She was SO EXCITED that I was going to drop off the flowers.  Her daughter got married at my same venue, and she had all kinds of stories for me.  

    @ Milsey - You should totally look into it!  I just Google searched for nursing homes near the venue and found this place.  The lady who answered the phone was clueless but the activities coordinator was thrilled.  
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