How To Donate Your Wedding Flowers

After the festivities are over, what's the plan for your wedding flowers?

Green and White Wedding Centerpiece

Nancy Liu Chin Designs | Kevin Chin Photography


Sure, you can always encourage your guests to take the centerpieces home, but you'll probably be left with more flowers than you know what to do with. Instead of throwing those pretty petals into the trash, why not make the generous choice to donate them to a great cause?

The awesome charities below will come to your venue after the dancing's done and collect all of the flowers left behind. So easy! They'll then use those flowers to create smaller arrangements to place on the bedside tables at hospitals, hospice care facilities, and cancer treatment centers, as well as women's shelters and nursing homes. How sweet is that?

They'll even send you a photo after they've done their handiwork, so you can start the newlywed phase feeling good about the joy your flowers brought to others. Plus, your wedding flower donation is usually tax deductible!



If you'd like to donate your wedding flowers, these organizations will give them extended life:

Here are a few additional resources that can help you find local organizations that may be willing to take your flowers—but a quick search online is sure to turn up other great options nearby!

Locations that may be willing to take and repurpose your wedding flowers:


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