If you’re a farmstand-loving, digging-in-the-garden kind of bride, consider bringing those sustainable values to your wedding by choosing seasonal flowers, and sourcing them from local growers.
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A nod to Mother Nature, this means you’ll be reducing pesticide use and the carbon footprint of your cut flowers, which can be high due to refrigerated shipping from around the world, explains Megan Faletra, founder of Well Essentials. (And here are 7 tricks from professional florists to make those cut flowers last for weeks.)
The benefits keep blooming: Sourcing locally means you get longer life out of your cut flowers and the cost is generally lower than a typically sourced wedding. “My florals were very affordable for a 150 person wedding. They were around $6,000, and I had been quoted by other, less sustainably focused vendors, over $12,000,” Faletra says of her recent Cape Cod wedding. Read on for more on decorating your venue with local, season flowers.