Who says you need to have real flowers in your wedding? If you want a non-traditional bouquet that is as quirky and unique as you, then you are going to love this post. We searched far and wide to look for creative ideas you can use on your special day. Here are 15 bouquet ideas to add an interesting twist to your wedding day:
1. Dried Flowers
They technically count as flowers but compared to fresh blooms, a dried flower bouquet is relative low-maintenance and perhaps, more beautiful. It is also perfect for vintage-themed weddings. The bouquet in the picture is made using seed pods, a variety of floral materials in a palette of pink, blue, red and ivory.
2. Felt Flowers
With felt flowers, you won’t have to worry about your blooms withering away because of temperature. Perfect for outdoor ceremonies, felt flowers give your wedding a vintage feel and are an affordable alternative to fresh flowers. You can make them yourself or with the help of your bridesmaids!
3. Paper Flowers
Using paper to create a wedding bouquet may make you feel queasy but as you can see in the picture, they make a great alternative. More and more modern brides are using this type of bouquet during their weddings so don’t be afraid to join in the trend! If you are getting hitched in a tight budget, you may use them as center pieces too.
4. Origami Fabric Flowers
Here is another beautiful alternative that can save you a lot of money. Origami fabric flowers are easy to make or you may easily purchase one at Etsy. They also make interesting centerpieces that will surely surprise your guests in a good way.
5. Ombre Paper Flowers
Ombre is quite popular nowadays and frankly speaking, the effect is quite hard to achieve with fresh blooms. However, with ombre paper flowers, you can walk down the aisle in a bouquet that your guests will surely be talking about it. An ombre paper flower bouquet is simply gorgeous just like this one in our picture!
6. Jewel Brights Brooch Bouquet
Sparkling jewels are not only for wearing. They can also be used on your bouquet! A jewel brights brooch bouquet such as the one shown in the picture is a perfect choice for evening weddings. A lot of artists on Etsy will gladly arrange one for you at an affordable price.
7. Gypsophila Bouquet
Well, gypsophila or popularly known as “baby’s breath” are fresh flowers but they are typically used as embellishments on a large bouquet. What a few people know is that when used all on their own, a gypsophila bouquet is absolutely breathtaking. Ditch the roses and other blooms and walk down the aisle with a chic gypsophila bouquet.
8. Felt and Buttons Flowers
If felt flowers feel plain to you, try jazzing up your bouquet with buttons. Felt and buttons go well together adding a touch of creativity to your whole wedding look. Get creative. Choose buttons with unique shapes and textures, and go for colors that will make your bouquet pop.
9. Rainbow Origami Flowers
Add a splash of color to your wedding with a bouquet made of rainbow origami flowers. They are affordable and easy to make. Add some pearls and little jewels for an elegant look. If you are in a rush, you can order one from Etsy too!
10. French Beads Flowers
French beads have more purposes than just giving your wedding gown more details. Compared to paper flowers and other materials, a French bead bouquet may be a little expensive but its elegance is beyond compare. It is chic, beautiful and feminine – an awesome choice for every creative and out-of-the-box bride.
11. Pom pom Bouquet
Pom poms have been popular in weddings for quite a while now but they are generally used as event décor. But these cute, fluffy decorations are not only for hanging. They can also be used as an interesting bouquet for you and your entourage.
12. Leather Roses
Leather roses are the perfect alternative for brides who are more on the rock and roll and gothic side. Also, these roses are elegant, low-maintenance and way cheaper! There are lots of do-it-yourself tutorials on how to make them on Pinterest.
13. Feather Fan
Now this idea ditches the whole traditional flower-based bouquet. A feather fan is a colorful and elegant choice that goes well with vintage and renaissance themes. They go for $150-$200 on Etsy.
14. Cotton Ball Bouquet
This unlikely bouquet will surely impress your guests. Who knew that cotton balls can look so elegant when arranged in a bouquet? Just add some dried leaves or perhaps some fresh greeneries and you’re set to walk down the aisle.
15. Crochet Bouquet
This type of bouquet takes crochet to a whole new level. We’ve all heard of crochet clothing and apparel but crochet bouquets? They are elegant, chic, feminine and perfect for brides who are allergic to flowers.