Have you ever thought about how many flowers give their lives for an average wedding?
Flowers are traditionally associated with weddings, and many nuptials are absolutely covered in them, but flowers are so impermanent. They're already dying, before the ceremony starts. Even if people do take bouquets home afterwards, they've got maybe a week in a vase before they're completely wilted.
And much of the time, they just end up on the ground, swept up by whoever's cleaning after the ceremony.
On the other hand, Bonsai trees can be an amazing accompaniment to wedding ceremonies in a lot of different ways. From gifts to centerpieces, they're an alternative to flowers which are becoming increasingly popular around the world. Granted, a bride wouldn't want to toss a potted Bonsai over her shoulder at a crowd... but aside from that, they can add a truly unique vibe to a wedding!
Making Bonsai A Big Part Of A Wedding
1 - A Gift Of New Life For A New Life
As a wedding gift, few other possibilities could surpass a healthy and thriving Bonsai tree. After all, it's customary to give gifts which the happy couple can take into their new home. What better way to symbolize the new life they're starting together than by giving them a new life to bring to their home?
And since Bonsai are so long-lived, it's a gift that truly symbolizes the eternal nature of marriage. With a little TLC, a Bonsai could easily remain with the couple for the rest of their lives - or even become an heirloom for their children!
2 - Outstanding Centerpieces
Bonsai trees as table centerpieces is another popular use for them in weddings. A well-trained Bonsai is instantly eye-catching, and it's so much more unusual than the usual flower arrangement. Guests will undoubtedly be commenting on it throughout the reception.
Even better, they can then be turned into gifts for guests, bridesmaids, or family members. It's virtually assured that every Bonsai you bring to your wedding will find a good home afterwards. You can't really say the same for all the flowers left behind.
3 - Some Bonsai Say 'Love'
Just like with flowers, there are so many species of Bonsai trees that they have symbolic meanings attached to them. A few of the Bonsai that would be best suited for weddings include:
- Chinese Elm, signifying harmony and unity, is a perfect representation of the new union which has been created.
- Fig trees are associated with fertility around the world, even in the Bible!
- Pachira aquatica, more commonly known as the Money Tree, is a highly distinctive braided Bonsai which is said to attract wealth and prosperity
- Cherry trees have lovely pink-red flowers which are great for weddings, as well as being associated with romance.
- Wisteria have equally distinctive lavender leaves, and are considered representative of the mysteries of eternal love.
- Redwood trees are renowned for their longevity, and a perfect symbol for a love which will endure through all challenges.
4 - Personalization Adds More Distinctiveness
If you order your Bonsai from a quality distributor ahead of time, you can get them customized in many ways. You could put the happy couple's name or a family crest on the pot, or include personalized care guides. With enough advance warning, you could even get a Bonsai custom-trained to your exact desires!
So if you have a wedding coming up, get creative in your choice of potted plants! Bonsai are an amazing accompaniment to a wedding, and there are so many ways they can be used.
Want more ideas, or customization options? Just ask BonsaiOutlet!