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The Bride’s Survival Guide: Alternatives For Wedding Flowers

Excited for your wedding celebration? The preparation can be extremely hard but you would not want to stop even how stressful it can be, as you want your wedding to be perfect and memorable to you and the rest of your guests as well. Which wedding dress would you like to wear on your big day? There are so many types and styles to choose from, and choosing exactly what you will wear on your big day may give you so many troubles and stress. Of course, you want to look your best on your big day, so thinking of the best wedding attire is only necessary.

Apart from your wedding attire, you also have to think about other important things at your wedding, and that includes flowers. Flowers can be very expensive, it may get a huge percentage on your budget, hence some couples find other workarounds to replace flowers.

There are many alternatives for flowers you can consider, and to help you with it, here are some of the things to consider:

  • Wheat

You might see it impossible but the wheat would replace flowers perfectly especially for weddings held during the fall season. Dry wheat and make it a pretty alternative not just to your bouquet but centerpiece as well. Give all your bridal party with some dry wheat and tie it with nice ribbons. Choose the colors of ribbons that are matching your wedding theme.

Burlap table runners can perfectly match with wheat and could make a rustic wedding a kick no other elements can provide.

  • Brooch

You might not have heard any brooch bouquet before, but actually, this flower alternative is symbolic and personalized. Invite your friends and relatives to donate one of their brooches, and put them together to create a beautiful bouquet.

If you were not able to collect enough, you can buy some online or department stores. Worry not as much as even if you are buying them, they are still cheaper than fresh flowers.

  • Felt papers

You might remember the time when your teacher asks you to create artwork using felt papers. The versatility of this type of paper makes crafting very easy and yes, can give you the beautiful flowers you want at your wedding.

They come in different colors, and they can be shaped to different flowers you want, and obviously, they are a lot cheaper than fresh flowers and could be with other flower alternatives as well.

  • Vegetables

Leafy vegetables like kale would surely make a nice bouquet. Leafy vegetables come in different variations you can consider and group up to create a bouquet that is eco-friendly. Worry not throwing any of it, as you can use it for cooking.

Other than bouquets, you can also use vegetables to create a beautiful center table. You would never expect how beautiful this can turn out. A few arrangements and ribbons, and voila, you have the best wedding centerpiece and bouquet on your hand.

  • Baby breath

Yes, everyone knows that baby breath is a type of flower, but most of the time, they are only being used as fillers. This cheap alternative will give you a nice wedding bouquet too. They are not only limited to that as you can use baby breath as a decoration and centerpiece as well. They look fresh, and lively especially when they come in a bunch.

  • Silk

One of the closest to real fresh flowers are flowers made of silk. They will surely give others the impression that you are holding fresh flowers even if you are not. They also come in different colors and can be shaped into different kinds of flowers you wish.

  • Button

Not something ordinary but really a great alternative to fresh flowers bouquet. Also, it can be kept for a very long time without changing its appearance. Buttons can surely turn your wedding to something simple to extraordinary, unique, and playful.

  • Fans

Instead of giving your wedding party flowers, give them fans instead. They look glamorous and elegant. Let them spread the fan as they walk in the aisle. You can opt to hold a fan too but if you want to be different, you can hold flowers instead.

  • Tissue papers

Yes, of course, tissue paper can also be a candidate for flower alternatives. Although it can be torn very easily so you have to be careful when holding it.

  • Books

Instead of using flowers as a centerpiece, why not use books instead. There are many books available in bookstores that look vintage, and nice. You can also have your favorite books displayed as centerpieces, just to make your wedding more personalized.

There are actually good advantages of using flower alternatives than fresh flowers, and to name them, read below:

  • It is never seasonal

Unlike flowers, flower alternatives will never go out of season. Some flowers bloom in winter, while others during the summer and so on. If you go for a flower alternative, you can use whichever alternative you prefer without considering the season or time of your wedding.

  • It is unique

People are used to seeing flowers at weddings, letting them see other options than flowers would be a great idea. The uniqueness of using non-flower items on your wedding makes it memorable and one of a kind.

  • It is cheaper

There is no doubt about it being a cheaper option. You do not have to worry about getting a huge chunk on your budget as some flower alternatives could even be free. You can use whatever you save up from it on your other wedding expenses.

  • It won’t dry up

Flowers, unless preserved, will not last for a long time, but its alternatives can let you keep it for a long time or even forever. You can also have another bride use it if you want. The longevity of these options made it a good choice.

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