If you consider yourself an ‘offbeat’ kind of bride and you want to include your own personal touches to your wedding day without being too zany, a great idea is to consider alternatives to a floral wedding bouquet. If you’re like me, you want to keep with traditions to a certain degree, but you want to put your own personal stamp on your big day. Here are a few fun, whimsical and even funky alternatives to a floral wedding bouquet for you to consider.
1. Button It up
One of the many great alternatives to a floral wedding bouquet is buttons. Have you ever really taken a look at all of the different types of buttons that are out there? Let me tell you, you will be completely surprised when you see how many beautiful types there are. Collect some buttons that tie into your chosen color scheme, or that you simply just like, attach them to a foam ball, along with a ribbon and carry the ball of buttons down the aisle by the ribbon.
2. Feathery Feathers
Do you want to add a touch of whimsy to your wedding day? If so, there is no better way to do so then with feathers. Gather a collection of long feathers into a clutch and tie a pretty ribbon around the base. As you walk down the aisle, the feathers will move about, adding a lovely touch of romantic whimsy to your ensemble.
3. Dried Rye
You may be thinking to yourself, ‘What?’ but really, dried rye is actually quite lovely, especially when it is gathered together and secured together with a lovely wide ribbon at the base. A dried rye bouquet will add a lovely, natural touch to your wedding; perfect for a wedding with a country-chic theme.
4. Fan Yourself
This alternative bouquet idea is not only attractive, but is serves as dual purpose, as you can use it to keep yourself cool if you find your temperature is rising while you make your way down the aisle. Carry a beautiful hand fan down the aisle and add a lovely and interesting look to your bridal attire.
5. Pinecone Bouquet
Are you a natural kind of girl? Are you getting married in the fall? If so, how about carrying a bouquet made up of pinecones on your wedding day? You can easily make this bouquet yourself by gluing pinecones to the ends of long and thick branches and then gathering them together to create a bouquet. Tie a ribbon around the base to hold it together.
6. Candy Girl
Do you have a real sweet tooth? Are you looking for a fun and funky alternative to flowers for your bridal bouquet? If so, then how about making a bouquet out of your favorite candies? Candy is quite colorful and it can really add a fun touch to your bridal look. Assemble the bouquet out of your favorite candies, or visit a candy shop and see if they can make one for you out of flower-shaped candies.
7. Vintage Crystal Bouquet
Add a touch of vintage charm to your wedding look with a bouquet made up of vintage crystal broaches. Check out a thrift shop or an antique store, where you will be sure to find a lovely collection of vintage crystal broaches at an inexpensive price and arrange them into a shimmering bouquet.
While flowers are always acceptable to carry down the aisle, sometime a fresh take on a traditional idea adds a little more interest. Which of these ideas sounds most appealing to you?