Bridal bouquets are one of the few elements that are a part of almost every wedding regardless of the size of the budget.  Considering that most bridal bouquets start at $150 and many cost around $250 – this is one area where you might want to look for alternatives without giving up style.

You may not necessarily be looking to save money (who are you?) – you just don’t want to include real flowers. The great thing is that many of these can be done in advance – anything to reduce stress is a good thing.

And how many brides save their bouquets after their weddings – why not make something you can enjoy leading up to your day – can you say motivation?

There are a number of ways you can do this and I’ve gathered images of some interesting and very beautiful alternatives to real flowers.

These bouquets are actually made of coffee filters – amazing right?

coffee filter bouquet

Image Source: Wedding Chicks

This next bouquet is made entirely of felt flowers. Even if you don’t like the fall colour palette, don’t worry – you can use any colour combination!

felt bouquet etsy com

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You can even create gorgeous bouquets using paper. This stunning arrangement incorporates branches which adds an element of “realness” to the look.

paper flower bouquet via style me pretty and kim le photography

Image Source: Style Me Pretty and Kim Le Photography

Here’s some other great options.


Image Source: Cotton Bouquet | Yarn Bouquet | Wheat Bouquet | Fabric Bouquet | Pinecone Bouquet | Wheat and Pod Bouquet |Paper Bouquet


Even whimsical flags bunched together can set a mood of things to come and still look great.

flag bouquet via buzzfeed

Here’s one more example of how yarn in the form of pom poms can be used to create a spectacular visual statement.

felt pom pom bouquet the knot

Image Source: the knot

The benefit to using non-floral arrangements is that they can be created in advance without any last minute stress. You are only limited by your imagination!

Hope you liked these ideas!

Lori x

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