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Say It With Flowers
|Q||We're thinking of having our wedding flowers preserved. How does the process work?|
|A||Ronni Jones says: Sending your precious flowers to be preserved can be a daunting thought, but it isn't as scary as you may think. Once you have chosen the company and style that best suits you and booked your spot, you will need to send or deliver your flowers to them to be preserved.
Flowers need to be dried to be preserved regardless of the style you choose. The drying process is slow and will take time. When your flowers have been dried, and you have chosen your preservation options, your artist will start creating your keepsake. You may also be able to include items of significance to you, like a charm, sixpence or ribbon from your bouquet. The time this takes varies from artist to artist. Allow up to nine months for you to receive your completed piece. You will then be able to keep your flowers for a lifetime and enjoy all the happy memories they hold.
Ronni Jones, Suspended Petals
|Q||We want our wedding to be as environmentally friendly as possible. How can we extend this to our flowers?|
|A||Kristie McCullough says: Sustainability and eco-friendly are words that we are all too familiar with now, so how do we extend this to your wedding flowers? It's not as complicated as it sounds. In terms of your actual flower choice, ensure they are seasonally available from British growers. This will eliminate the need to order from abroad, limit transportation, and not to mention packaging!
Hiring silk arrangements from your venue stylist and florist is the ultimate eco-friendly option. Many of these ranges are made and hired out time-after-time, so are "recycled" from one wedding to the next. Not only do they look great and very realistic, if professionally made, but it can be a cheaper option. If, however you don't want to compromise on fresh flowers, you can always find a florist that uses fresh moss and twine as an alternative to oasis, tape and plastic trays.
Other things you can do to help the planet are using recycled-glass jars for your fresh flower bouquets as centrepieces or decoration around the room. You can also give your loved ones fresh, biodegradable confetti for those all important photographs.
Your favours can also help save the bees with a wild seed mix. It will ensure bees and other wildlife will benefit from your choice and your guests will have a lasting reminder of your big day
Kristie McCullough, Sorella Florist & Event Stylist