For those in the New York City and Los Angeles area who are like me and find throwing away gorgeous centerpieces and flowers at the end of the evening absolutely heartbreaking, check out Flower Power!
Flower Power is a charitable organization who will pick up any flowers after your event, re-assemble them and give them to the elderly or sick and terminally ill in your area. The pick up is free (paid for by donations to the charity) and you'll be on cloud nine knowing that your flowers made your event stunning and also made someone's day! Recipients in the NYC area include: the Ronald McDonald House, DeWitt Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, and the Veterans Hospital.
To find out more about how to sign up for this wonderful service, go to the Flower Power site.