Not every bride is a fan of flowers and will be looking for ‘alternative flowers’ ideas that look just as beautiful as the bouquet she will be walking down the aisle with.  But are they easy to find?  Most if not all of the five quirky alternative to flowers that we will be talking about can be attempted by a crafty bride or if that isn’t an option there are plenty of ‘crafties’ out there eager to get their hands on a project like these.

Unlike real flowers, these bouquets can and do last forever and would not look out of place on display along with a bride and groom photograph.  Each would also impress guests who have only ever seen flower bouquets (real or artificial) and give future brides alternative ideas of their own.  These quirky alternative to flowers do not have to be limited to the bride only and can include the bridesmaid, buttonholes and even the table decorations.

So let’s take a closer look at the five quirky alternative flowers:

#1 Alternative Flowers – Buttons

This is a great option and can be co-ordinated perfectly with your colour theme and can be of varying sizes and designs.  They are also a great project for those D-I-Y brides who wish to keep to their budget or have as much control over their big days as they can.

#2 Alternative Flowers – Paper

Bouquets made from paper are becoming more and more popular and there are endless ideas if this is the one you decide to go for.  Why not have your favourite song or piece of poetry, or even your wedding vowels written on the paper to add a little something special to the day.

#3 Alternative Flowers – Fabric

If you are looking for a soft alternative to a button bouquet than a fabric one is the perfect choice.  Materials can be matched to your colour scheme or bouquets could even be made from the same material as your bridesmaid dresses, or the tie that your groom will be wearing.

#4 Alternative Flowers – Brooches

Like button bouquets, brooch bouquets can be created in many magnificent colours and look just as amazing.  They are also easily adaptable to buttonholes, the main wedding party’s flowers and even as additional decorations for hair-dos and tiaras.

#5 Alternative to Flowers – Beaded

Beads are also great alternative flowers and come in many shapes, sizes and colours and can be worked into any style.  To add a lovely touch and incorporate the beaded bouquet into the wedding day even more, the bride or bridesmaid could wear a necklace or bracelet in the same colour or even the same beads.  Or why not decorate the main table or wedding cake with beaded flowers too.

For more ‘alternative flowers’ ideas why not check out Pinterest and our dedicated board crammed with wonderful images to get you started.

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