You have to love a business that brings a smart non-profit component to your wedding. Rebloom is doing just that. This start-up floral company allows newlyweds in Boston and New York to seamlessly raise money for a cause by re-purposing the flowers from their wedding.
Rebloom began in New York City, and arrived on the Boston wedding scene nine months ago. So far, the company has "rebloomed" flowers from over 100 weddings and events, and has directed proceeds to such charities as Boys and Girls Club, St. Judes, Alzheimer's Association and YMCA.
Here's how it works:
1. The bride and groom choose their charity and share their wedding date and location with Rebloom
2. The Rebloom team picks up their wedding flowers during the load-out period, conducts petal quality control and refrigerates flowers over night. From there, they sell flowers at a discount (of up to 90 percent) to Rebloom subscribers both online and through their iTunes mobile app. Deliveries are free and flowers arrive within 24 hours after the wedding ends.
3. A large portion of the proceeds from each arrangement goes to the charity of the couple’s choice.