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  • Writer's pictureFelicity Wiggins

Top 10 Wedding Floral Designs to repurpose

From Ceremony to the Wedding Breakfast, with forward planning, the best quality flowers and careful design you can make the most of your wedding day flowers and maximise the impact throughout your big day – as well as making the most of your budget.


I have always offered great creative floral designs and for couples who don't want to skimp on blooms and want arrangements filled with an array of beautiful flowers & foliage and want to get the best from their budget throughout the day I offer plenty of ideas for reusing bouquets and floral designs.


Here are my Top 10 Designs to repurpose


1.      Bridal Bouquets

Bridal bouquets will contain the most unique, exquisite, and expensive blooms. Immediately after the ceremony and the wedding party photos are taken, these bouquets can be repurposed to make beautiful table centre designs.  With or without the addition of bud vases, taper candles and votives, they make for fabulous focal points – perhaps next to the cake or on the Gift Table, as well as making great gifts at the end of the day.


Bridal bouquet pink peonies, astrantia, lisianthus, thistles, scabious, antirrhinum and fresh foliage by Amega Fleur Floral Design
Bridal Bouquet by Amega Fleur Floral Design

2.      Ceremony Table/Church Windowsill

Often referred to as a ‘long and low’ design, this arrangement filled with matching blooms to the bouquets is the focal design used at Venue Ceremonies – including the Church (windowsill), and is regularly moved to the centre of the Top Table or Sweet Heart table following the Ceremony.

An alternative is the garland design, which too can be transferred from the Ceremony to the top table - often joined to a matching garland on the Top Table to create a full length décor of foliage and flower.



Long & low Ceremony table design by Amega Fleur Floral Design
Long & low Ceremony table design by Amega Fleur Floral Design at Leez Priory


3.      Pew End Dressing

Small bunches of flower and foliage make a great decoration for the chairs which line the aisle. 

After the service these can be moved and used to create table centre designs for Guest tables with the addition of taper candles and votives.


4.      Aisle Meadow

A very popular and versatile design, the Aisle Meadow can easily be transferred from the Ceremony to the Wedding Breakfast to be repositioned as a meadow at the base of the Top Table, around the base of the Cake table or at the end of each Banquet table. 


It is important to remember that an ‘Aisle Meadow’ is designed to be a floor design and as such is too tall to go down the centre of tables.


5.      Church Urns

Glorious statement urns really do set the stage for a wedding and these too are moveable. In pairs, they are great to mark the entrance to the Church or Ceremony location and then moved to the entrance to the Venue/ Wedding Breakfast/Marquee or even positioned either side of the Top Table providing the idea ‘frame’ for the couple on their happy day.


Large urn designs foam free designed by Amega Fleur Floral Design
Large urn designs foam free designed by Amega Fleur Floral Design at Layer Marney

6.      Arch/ Deconstructed Arch/Moongate

All of our arches are created so that they can be repurposed and are foam free.

As well as aiding the sustainable requirements of many of our couples, this helps makes them light and transportable.  Magnificent in their stature, they too are great to mark the entrance to the Church or Ceremony location and then moved to the entrance to the Venue/ Wedding Breakfast/Marquee or even positioned either side of the Top Table.



Circular moon gate with foliage & flower designed by Amega Fleur Floral Design at Villiers Barn
Circular moon gate with foliage & flower designed by Amega Fleur Floral Design at Villiers Barn



7.      Arch Garland

Many venue’s have a wooden structure such as a gazebo or loggia for the legal Ceremony and the outside edge looks beautiful decorated with a long garland and a combination of flowers. The garland can be repurposed after the Ceremony and placed onto the Top Table. Alternatively a curtain of hanging foliage/flower could also be transferred to hang as a backdrop to the Top table.



Ceremony / Top table Garland designed by Amega Fleur Floral Design
Ceremony / Top table Garland designed by Amega Fleur Floral Design


8.      Arch Arrangement

These designs are smaller and positioned either side of the arch or gazebo and can be transferred to a gift/memory table following the Ceremony.


9.      Candles & Lanterns

Beautiful lanterns and candles used throughout the Ceremony or Church where they might have lined the aisle, can be transferred to guest tables or to dress the venue on occasional tables, an outside patio, stairs or even a fireplace.


10. Large Floral Arrangements

Whether they are on large or smaller stands, they are designed to add impact, as well as colour for the Ceremony can also be transferred to tall table designs on Guest Tables, as well as other areas of the venue – a backdrop for photos, framing a fireplace or other focal area such as a panoramic window or a view of a woodland or meadow.



Ceremony set up of plinths, pew ends, hanging foliage garland and meadow designed by Amega Fleur Floral Design at Houchins
Ceremony set up of plinths, pew ends, hanging foliage garland and meadow designed by Amega Fleur Floral Design at Houchins




Planning your wedding flowers is great fun and to make sure you have the opportunity to enjoy every bloom it is important to work closely with a floral designer who understands your vision, has the knowledge and creativity to advise and support you and an experienced team too.


If you would like to talk about your wedding flower plans just get in touch, just click on the link.



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