Our Green Vow: Revolutionising Weddings with Eco-Friendly Alternatives

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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.

Promoting Sustainable Practices in the Wedding Industry

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 or affordability.

Environmental Impact of Fresh Flowers

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.

Sustainable Packaging Practices

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.

Blossom Revival from Repairs

Our dedication to sustainability extends to the afterlife of our products:
  • Damaged items are expertly repaired, extending their usability and reducing waste.
  • Beyond repair, items are responsibly retired, ensuring minimal environmental impact.


Flowers for your wedding can be one of the most expensive items on your list. Many couples are looking for ways to save money and we’ve found the perfect way to save on your wedding flowers; The Floral Hire offers premium silk wedding flowers for a fraction of the cost of a traditional florist, while offering the convenience of being able to select, order and pay for your flowers straight from your mobile device.

Commitment to Continuous Improvement

Our journey towards environmental change is ongoing, and we welcome your valuable feedback.