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May 21, 2018

What to Do with Your Décor After the Wedding

There’s so much that goes into styling a wedding: the floral arrangements, lights, the seating arrangement display, reception favors, etc. You spend all of this time, energy, and money into making sure that every detail is perfect and on the day of your wedding it all looks beautiful! But, when it’s all said and done, what happens to it all? Lucky for you, there are a few things you can do and you might even be able to earn some of your money back!

Sell Online

Ruffled blog has a wonderful tab on their site labeled “Recycle Your Wedding”. You can list any décor, fashion, favor, or paper good items here and earn some money back! It’s a really cool idea and I’m impressed they thought of it. Help another bride in search of her own décor and stash that cash away for your next trip together (or you could pay the bills)!

Create a Keepsake Box

Store the special memories from your day (such as your bouquet, garter, and wedding programs) in a clear box that you can store on top of a dresser or in a picture frame to be hung on the wall.

Gift Décor to Another Bride

Donate leftover décor to other engaged couples who may be in a bend and not able to afford much. They’ll appreciate the gift so much and nothing can beat that!

Take Leftover Flowers to a Nursing Home

Gift your leftover flowers to the elderly at nursing homes! I promise it’ll make their day so much brighter.

Gift a Military Bride Your Wedding Dress

If you’re not planning on keeping your wedding dress, consider donating it to a military bride via Brides Across America. These brides sometimes only have a short time to plan a wedding and get married before their fiancé leaves for service and your donation would make their day that much more meaningful!
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