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The Floral Hire

South East

The Floral Hire, a trailblazer in the UK wedding industry, is proud to announce its commitment to providing affordable, beautiful, and eco-conscious alternatives to fresh flowers. With a goal to revolutionise wedding practices and reduce environmental impact, we strive to make sustainable choices accessible for everyone.

For most weddings, flowers are used for a few hours before being thrown away. At the heart of our mission is a dedication to reducing wedding waste whilst offering beautiful and affordable options. We understand the environmental challenges posed by traditional wedding practices, especially with fresh flowers. Our vision is to create a significant shift towards eco-conscious weddings without compromising on beauty.

Fresh flowers, often associated with luxury, come with a hidden cost to the environment:

  • Imported internationally, fresh flowers contribute to high carbon emissions through energy-intensive air freight.
  • Growers frequently use fertilizers, pesticides, and excessive water, impacting local ecosystems.
  • Refrigerated transport amplifies the carbon footprint, contributing to environmental degradation.
  • Discarded flowers in landfills emit methane, a potent greenhouse gas.
  • Plastic packaging, including cellophane, plastic tubes, and floral foam, adds to the environmental burden.

Rentable and Reusable Faux Flowers: A Greener Choice Contrary to popular belief, faux flowers can be a more environmentally friendly option:

  • A comparative analysis reveals that despite fresh flowers having a smaller carbon footprint during production, faux flowers become more eco-friendly when reused.
  • A fresh flower bouquet emits CO2 through production, transport and disposal. Faux flowers, when reused multiple times, contribute to lower carbon emissions per couple.
  • Our commitment to durability and longevity ensures that faux flowers are reusable for years, reducing the overall environmental impact.

We recognize the importance of responsible packaging and have implemented eco-friendly measures:

  • Our faux flowers are shipped in reusable cardboard boxes with minimal internal packaging.
  • We actively avoid excessive packaging and prioritise recycled materials in our operations.
  • Our boxes are designed for multiple uses, extending their lifecycle before recycling. – Durable internal packaging is reused indefinitely, contributing to a circular economy.

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