5 alternative bouquet options for the non-traditional bride

By on April 25, 2016

We’ve seen brides defying wedding traditions in a number of different ways; colorful wedding dresses, destination weddings, short hemlines, wedding brunches and many more. Despite all these factors, one factor that remained consistent across the ages was the wedding bouquet. Not many brides considered the necessity to step away from convention when choosing their bridal bouquets, and always floated down the aisle with a bunch of fresh floral blooms in hand.

Now, this tradition is also seeing a modern update. If real flowers are not your thing, or you want to create your own unique style statement with your choice for the wedding bouquet, here are some alternative options to look at. Check it out and find one which appeals to your taste.

1.Fabric flowers

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If anything can look as stunning and original as a real bouquet, it has to be a fabric bouquet. Fabric offers you plenty of variety where colors and prints are concerned, you can experiment with checks, chevron, polka dots or prints for a unique twist. Or, how about a burlap rose bouquet for your rustic wedding? If you would prefer to keep it classic, consider silk flowers with pearl or silver accents. The main benefit of creating a fabric bouquet for your big day is that it can be tossed around without a worry, and will hold without any scope for damage. Talk about a no-stress solution, you couldn’t find one that is better than this.

2.Paper flowers

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This is the best option if you are working on a strict budget. Paper flowers cost pennies, and you can go for any look you want with them. For originality, you can choose colored paper flowers made from crepe paper or tissue. Or if you want an entirely different effect, go with newspaper or printed paper flowers, and add accents like lace to create your signature design. Don’t you think this bouquet spotted on Real Simple is a work of art?

3.Dried flowers

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Are you the girl who loves the smell of pot pourri? If you are, maybe a wedding bouquet made from dried flowers would just be right. With dried flowers, you can craft your own bouquet in any shade you want. What is more, they will live on and you can add them to your stash of sweet smelling dried flowers at home, after your wedding. Let the scent linger and remind you of the biggest day in your life.

The options do not end here. You can have brooch bouquets, beaded bouquets and I even found bouquets made from wheat sheaves on Wedding Ideas Mag.  So, get creative and find your own style.

There is more to using these unique choices at your wedding, than just creating a statement. Unlike real flower bouquets, none of these bouquets wilt, and so can be treasured forever. Isn’t that a great wedding memento to remind you of your big day in the years to come? So, what do you say? Is this choice for you?

Whether you would like any of these unconventional wedding bouquet choices, or would prefer to go with the traditional floral bouquet style, visit us at Best for Bride and make your floral visions come true.

About Olga Pomeransky

Olga is manager at Best for Bride since 2005. Currently Best for Bride operates 4 bridal stores in Canada (Toronto, Etobicoke, Hamilton and Barrie). Best for Bride sells wedding, bridesmaids, mob dresses and more. http://www.BestForBride.com

4 Comments

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    Margret Conner

    July 5, 2016 at 8:58 AM

    I considered dried flowers, but then I thought about whether or not that could be irritating to myself or my guests.

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    Debra McKenna

    July 5, 2016 at 9:28 AM

    What if you want to go without one? What would be a good option for that?

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    Marilyn James

    July 5, 2016 at 9:49 AM

    The idea that your dried flowers will not wilt is a great point to make.

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    Madge Davidson

    July 5, 2016 at 10:04 AM

    I would be fine with paper flowers. I am trying to cut down on the costs of things that are going to only be usable for a little while during that day.

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