As we all become more conscious of our impact on the planet, couples are looking for ways to bring sustainability into their weddings. I couldn’t be happier to see this shift! It’s also so important to me to work with others who share these values. So I am always on the look-out for vendors who make sustainability a priority.
One of the biggest environmental issues for weddings is waste. Specifically, the sheer amount of waste that is generated over a very short period of time. This is especially true when it comes to wedding flowers. It always breaks my heart a little to see these beautiful blooms go to waste! That’s why I was so happy recently to come across a company that is making a major difference: Repeat Roses.
The idea behind this New York-based business is simple. Flowers are donated from weddings and other events and repurposed by the Repeat Roses team. They take the flowers to hospitals, nursing homes, hospices, women’s shelters and the like, where they bring fresh joy to the recipients. And, importantly, Repeat Roses also collects the arrangements for composting, ensuring they won’t wind up in a landfill.
It’s a wonderful idea and one that has already made a huge difference. Since its creation, Repeat Roses has delivered over 50,000 arrangements to people in need. They have also diverted almost 200,000 pounds of waste from landfills. Couples are able to indulge their love of flowers, knowing that they will be repurposed and bring enjoyment to others. As the company has said:
“Sustainability is more than a buzz word, and we’re committed to advising our clients how they can make a beautiful difference for the Planet when planning one of the most memorable celebrations of a lifetime.”
Alejandra Poupel Events will be working with Repeat Roses on an upcoming wedding, where our bride requested that we recycle the exquisite arrangements that Eric Chauvin will be creating for the event. I can’t wait and I look forward to partnering with them again in future!