Weddings are a time consuming investment both financially and personally. Lately, weddings have also become an environmental investment as well. The modern bride and groom are conscious of every detail, from where the dress is sourced to how the decor is recycled. It gives a wedding day purpose, as well as meaning, and helps to give a sense that we’re contributing to something beyond ourselves.
Wedding florals are no exception, and are actually one of the simplest steps towards creating a sustainable wedding.
Here are 5 tips on how to go green— pun intended— on your wedding day.
Seasonal florals are more than beautiful accents to your wedding day, they’re also better for the environment. By picking blooms that correspond to mother natures seasons you cut down on pesticide use, storage energy, and resources to keep out-of-season blooms fresher longer. Plus, fresh blooms tie themes together seamlessly with the corresponding weather.
Create a timeless but sustainable wedding this summer, or next. Learn all about seasonal flowers.
When you order from a small business and source local you cut out the middleman and put money back into your community. Aside from eliminating extraneous costs, you also cut down on your carbon footprint by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
With less time on the road, your sustainable wedding will display freshly cut flowers (that are in season, wink wink) that last longer because they go from dirt to door to décor!
A key way to create a sustainable wedding is to repurpose your florals either on the wedding day or once the day is done. Think about the way your flowers can accent your special moments from the ceremony to the reception. A great example are bridesmaids bouquets. They are so often tossed aside once the photos are done and ‘I Do’s’ are said. But imagine how they’d look as accents to an entranceway, bar, or even table décor.
Another way to repurpose your florals after the big celebration is to donate them to local organizations such as nursing homes, homeless shelters, hospitals, or childrens organizations. Your big day bouquets can put big smiles on those who need it most.
Use More Plants
Potted plants are a sustainable alternative to wedding day flowers because they last longer and can even double as keepsakes for guests. Add fragrance with basil, rosemary, lavender. For a minimal but diverse look succulents offer the perfect touch.
Want to incorporate potted plants big and small but don’t know where you’ll keep them afterwards? Consider borrowing some— from your home or those intimately involved in the big day.
Upcycled materials— old wine bottles, glass jars, and ornately designed bowls— can help your sustainable wedding turn florals into fabulously elegant decor. Reused or vintage items add quintessential touches of personality to an already personalized moment.
We aim to be as environmentally friendly as possible. All of our arrangements are free of floral foam, we compost regularly, source from local farms, and repurpose vases. Get in touch with us for your sustainable wedding day, or any event, here.
When was the last time you found a bouquet that spoke to you? A flower arrangement that captured your emotions, words, and style all at once? It’s a hard thing to come by when you have an impromptu desire for colorful decor and are forced to settle for whatever’s left at the shop.
Ordering flowers ahead of time provides more than just an appealing aesthetic.
Here are some benefits of a floral subscription.
Whether you set it up weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly, an automatic floral subscription provides ongoing excitement and anticipation. It gives you something to look forward to, something you can count on.
You’ve heard of retail therapy. A subscription produces the same happiness. It increases levels of dopamine, the feel-good hormone, by taking control and rewarding ourselves. Plus, there’s a certain allure that comes from not knowing exactly what will show up at your door.
Adds Beauty To Any Space
The right floral subscription delivers professionally arranged flowers that beautify any room. They make entrance ways more inviting, brighten an office space, and add personality to common areas. Choose between small, medium, or large and display a colorful bouquet that matches your decor or mood by noting your color and style preference.
When you order ahead of time we are able to deliver you a customized experience without worry. We will always have the flowers you desire. And because we cut out the middle man, our local purveyors provide florals that are always fresh and guaranteed to last longer.
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Have an anniversary coming up, or a special occasion? A floral subscription saves time by automatically curating a selection of freshly cut blooms specific to your taste. You don’t need to settle for whatever is at the store when you have a special selection of blossoms awaiting you at home.
Free delivery to Hoboken and Jersey City if you sign up through August 31st.
Gift That Keeps On Giving
Grand gestures aren’t a thing of the past, nor do they necessarily need to be one-offs. Imagine your loved one receiving a beautiful bouquet on a regular basis— the look of joy on their face, the aroma that fills their room, the ways they’ll think of you.
Floral subscriptions, when done right, are also a great way to thank colleagues or clients. In fact, many real estate agents use floral subscriptions as a way to celebrate and thank clients when they close on a new home or property. Since flowers can express any sentiment, consider the bloom that goes best with your message— appreciation, success, good luck.
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A floral subscription promises consistent quality and quantity from a local business you can trust. Are you ready for happiness to be delivered to your door?
"I have tried various florists in Hoboken and NYC for a casual bouquet and a more formal bouquet on a weekly basis, but wasn't pleased with any. A few months ago, I saw a magnificent arrangement for a resident in the lobby of my condominium and inquired about the florist. I soon became hooked on Bloomie's Flower Studio and the owner Ina. I have purchased both flowers and plants after discussion with Ina. If Ina doesn't have something in stock, she is able to get it. One time I requested wildflowers. Two days later Ina delivered fabulous wildflowers in a vase. Bloomie's is hands down the best."
Ellen in Hoboken
"Receiving Bloomies has been such a treat and I'm so thankful for your local business! Thanks so much!"