Donating flowers, leftover catering, and dresses is totally a thing, and you can get in on it. We'll talk fashion and catering another day, but for now, let's talk about how to donate your wedding flowers to hospitals, senior living facilities, and other locations. If you didn't opt for non-floral bouquets and centerpieces, what would you do with all those perishable flowers anyway, right?
There are a number of services who will take care of the donations for you directly from your venue, or you can arrange with your florist or wedding planner (if you have one) to designate a drop-off location. Some organizations even provide a tax deductible note so you can claim the market value. Here is a list of organizations you can use to donate your wedding flowers.
- Random Acts of Flowers Knoxville, Tampa, Indianapolis
- Flower Angels, Massachusetts
- Petals with Purpose, Florida
- Flowers of Comfort, Silicon Valley
- The Flower Shuttle, North Carolina
- Floranthropy, Texas
- Petals for Patients, Wisconsin and Illinois
If there isn't a specialty company near you, Google one of the following locations in your area and ask about arrangements for donations:
- local hospice
- senior citizen community or retirement home
- women's shelter
- homes for the developmentally disabled
More ways to inject philanthropy into your wedding:
What organizations did we miss? Let us know in the comments!