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FAQs and expert advice about flowers & bouquets

Here is a selection of Q&As from Your Sussex Wedding magazine whether it be about flowers, hair and makeup, fashion, wedding themes, health & beauty, cakes, stationery, legal advice. If you would like your question answered by our experts, please email it to editor@your-sussex.wedding

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Q What is your advice on planning a sustainable wedding?
A Bryony Torney says: There are a few simple ways to make your florals more eco-friendly, while ensuring you still celebrate your day in style.

•Do your research or ask your florist what flowers are in season for your wedding date. If it's in season, it's likely to grow naturally at this time of year thus requiring less energy and heat to produce. I'm lucky to be based near a number of wonderful flower farms in Sussex and I'm frequently amazed by the variety and beauty of what they grow.

•Reuse and repurpose. The registrar table arrangement can become the top table flowers, while milk churns can magically move around your venue. You could also use your centrepieces to line the aisle. And do ask your florist about hiring vases for your bouquets.

•Floral foam is a single-use toxic micro plastic. It takes a long time to break down and as it does so any particles that enter the water system cause further harm to the environment. There are many alternative techniques available and a good florist will be clued up as to ways to make your ideas a reality without using floral foam.

Bryony Torney, Bryony Mae Flowers

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