When you think Eco-friendly, one might assume, flowers already are Eco-friendly, however there are ways to help our planet with flower choices at your wedding. Many flowers used in weddings are flown in from developing countries where wages are low, working conditions are poor, and pesticide use is high. Some local options include growing your own flowers, choosing seasonal fresh flowers, buying flowers at a local farmer’s market, or using dried. Reusing the ceremony bouquets at the reception for centerpieces and dance floor decorations can cut down the amount of flowers used at the wedding. In the fall, potted mums make great aisle decorations at a ceremony cite and later at the reception and after the wedding, guests or you can plant them and enjoy for weeks to come. Donating your flowers to hospitals and senior centers after the wedding is a great way to further extend their life. There are even small perennial plants or baby bushes, that look pretty when adorned with seasonal blooms, and can be planted after the wedding.