'Repeat Roses' gives leftover wedding flowers back to the community
They made this wedding beautiful, but these flowers aren't finished. Now they're bringing joy to those needing a little pick-me-up.An Upworthy Original by Jess Blank with thanks to Repeat Roses and MJHS.Posted by Upworthy on Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Weddings are a beautiful occasion to celebrate life and love, giving way to countless memories for those in attendance.
What many people don't consider, however, is the massive cleanup involved in post-festivities -- the time-consuming process that can leave up to 400 to 600 pounds of waste with nowhere to go to but to the already piled-up landfills.
That's where Repeat Roses comes in.
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Founded by public relations professional and ex-wedding planner, Jennifer Grove, Repeat Roses finds a home for the flowers that would have been tossed, dispersing them across the community for others to enjoy.
According to the company's website, they "deliver beautifully refreshed flower bouquets and arrangements to residents and patients in hospitals, cancer treatment centers, nursing homes, hospice care and shelter facilities."
On top of helping bring happiness and joy to those in need, Repeat Roses also uses the unused flower arrangements to help out local growers. They explain further, saying, "Composting your recovered wedding and event flower waste reduces CH4 and creates supercharged soil amendments that are later utilized by farmers and landscapers."
Their zero-waste service ensures that your event plan is eco-responsible while also spreading happiness long after your party has ended.
Check out the video below to see some of the most popular flower choices for weddings across the country.