Wedding days don’t necessarily need to be filled with cut blooms by the boatload! These days, the traditional role of wedding flowers has been usurped by those things that are near and dear to the bride and groom’s hearts. Many couples are choosing features for centerpieces, bouquets and reception décor that have nothing to do with florals!
Wedding table centerpieces are often flowers because they add visual interest and a sense of symmetry to an otherwise empty space. Fill that open space with something meaningful and lovely instead! Cake stands are great for adding height and can be topped with candles, books, framed photos, mementos or even something seasonally relevant, like dyed eggs, pine cones or sparkling branches.
Brides and bridesmaids alike usually carry bouquets, but they don’t have to be made of real flowers! You’ve seen ideas all over Pinterest for ways to make your bridal bouquet unique. Consider doing the same for each of your bridesmaids. Perhaps a quirky or mismatched look for the bridesmaid’s bouquets of fabric flowers, or a whimsical brooch bouquet. If you’re feeling crafty there are plenty of tutorials, but there are many places to buy them as well to save time!
The role of a flower girl is a thoughtful way to include the little girl (or girls) you love in your wedding. Flower petals, however, can be expensive and impractical. If you’ve got the time and inclination, this easy tutorial for making fabric confetti is perfect to give her something to toss before you come down the aisle!
Finally, the men have a way to express their personalities as well! Usually, the gentleman wears one bloom on his lapel, but there are a ton of ideas for non-floral boutonnieres this year. You could even do something daring like incorporating LEDs into the boutonnieres, but it’s up to you how creative and unique you’d like to be.
AS you can see from the above examples, there are plenty of fun ways to do away with the traditional and expensive flowers on your wedding day. By doing something completely outside of the norm and finding fun alternatives to wedding flowers throughout your ceremony and reception, you can create lasting memories that you and your guests will cherish for many years to come.