Five Alternative Wedding Bouquets

Some brides are choosing to forgo the traditional flower bouquet for bouquets made out of original materials.  There are many reasons to choose an alternative wedding bouquet.  Not only are these alternative bouquets eco friendly but they are also economical!  For all my crafty brides who are on a budget these bouquets can save you hundreds of dollars.  Choosing an alternative bouquet is also very unique which is why this trend is probably not for the traditional bride.   Below are my top five favorite alternative bouquets.

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You have probably seen a brooch bouquet before and although these bouquets are a beautiful alternative to a traditional bouquet they can be a little pricey.  A more economical version is buttons!  Layering buttons on top of each other gives a very similar look.

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Another great alternative bouquet is using beads, crystals and pearls from a craft shop bundled together. How chic and beautiful are these bouquets?  To me, these are the perfect bouquets for a Winter wedding!

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Fabric is another great alternative to a traditional bouquet.  Use different fabric colors and textures to give the bouquet more interest.  I really love the crocheted “flower” in the bouquet below!  I wonder what a bouquet of all crocheted flowers would look like?!

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Felt is another great way to make “flowers” for a wedding bouquet.  You can create all different types of flowers with felt including sunflowers and roses.  Felt is super inexpensive and comes in all kinds of colors!

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Paper is another great way to make flowers and can be made to look extremely realistic to real flowers. If you aren’t a crafty bride don’t worry. Many of these bouquets can be purchased from handmade Etsy shops for pretty inexpensive.

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Which bouquet is your favorite?  Would you carry an alternative bouquet?

We want to know!

Brooch Bouquets


A new twist on a traditional bridal bouquet is a brooch bouquet!

Many brides are deciding to forego the traditional floral bouquet and create something unique and memorable to carry on their wedding day.

There are so many reasons that brides are opting to carry a brooch bouquet instead of a floral bouquet.   One of the most popular reasons is that you dont have to worry if your flowers will last the entire wedding day!

Brooch bouquets are a great way to add sparkle to your wedding dress escpecially if your dress lacks beading, etc. and is a great way to incorporate a family heirloom. Also, they are a great way to keep and display your bridal bouquet long after your wedding day!

 If you are thinking of carrying a brooch bouquet you can decide if you want to make it yourself or leave it to the experts.  Keep in mind it does take a lot of time and patience to put a brooch bouquet together.  These bouquets are made with about 50-85 pins and brooches and each brooch must be hand wired in order to hold up on your wedding day.

If you want to help create the bouquet I would start collecting the brooches, pins and earrings that you want to incorporate in the bouquet and let a professional put it together for you!  If you are thinking about carrying a brooch bouquet we would love to hear about it!

Happy Planning!