Non-Floral Wedding Bouquet Ideas

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Wedding bouquets don't have to be made of flowers!

There's no doubt weddings are a representation of a couple's lifestyles and personalities, and  fresh flowers are not something you have to have in your wedding if they don't fit your style. Your wedding is big party where you get show who you are as couple for the first time, so the thought put into every detail means so much more than wowing guests. It means opening yourselves up to your loved ones and welcoming both of your families as they become one. 

Be it for style, logistics, budget, or eco-friendly wishes, fresh flower bouquets may not be in the cards for some brides. Non-floral bouquets can be made in so many different materials that finding one that will match your aesthetics is easy. 

Non-floral bouquets have other perks too. You can bring them to your new home and use them as decor. Using no flowers at all, we selected our favourite non-floral bouquet ideas:

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Brooch bouquets are perfect for brides who love going antiquing. You can have many sweet memories going with your mum to hunt for them during your engagement. It's also calling your name if you're sentimental and would like to honour your grandmothers by included some of their own  brooches. It's a Something Old you can keep for many years after your wedding day.
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Paper bouquets are for the crafty at heart. Using bright card stock, crepe paper, coffee filter or pages from old books, you can craft away a paper rose bouquet at your own pace as you catch up on Scandal or throw a cr-afternoon party with your girls.
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Fabric bouquets are great whimsical non-floral option for DIY brides. Styles vary as much as the fabric options you can use depending on the look you're going for. Whimsical and bright fabric bouquets can be made using  felt sheets or  felted wool to create a variety of blooms. If you're looking for a subtle texture and are going for the ultimate eco-friendly route, you can up cycle old t-shirts and roll small strips of fabric to make roses.
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Non-floral bouquets don't always mean having to do-it-yourself. Chic non-floral fabric bouquets can be found ready for sale in a wide range of fabrics from silk to wool, some with sparkly touches thanks to  crystal embellishments strategically placed as stems.
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Feathers in lieu of bridal blooms are also a great alternative if you're looking to add a vintage nod to your bridal look.  Peacock feathers in particular are great for bouquets because you don't need too many of them to make a bouquet - its width and colour add just the right amount of wow. If feathers are your jam and if you're looking to have a vintage glam wedding,  ostrich feathers in a fan shape are the perfect complement to a 1920s inspired wedding dress.
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Not a fan of flowers, but want a little green in your bouquet? Look in the vegetable section at the supermarket. Cabbage and artichokes, to be more precise. They make beautiful unique bouquets!
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The other alternative to a trip to the flower market is using  air plants. Commonly known as air plants, tillandsias need very little water and maintenance. They make great fresh bouquets because you don't need to worry about them wilting or keeping them in water while not in use. Air plant bouquets are real greenery like fresh bouquets with none of the care they would otherwise need.
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Check out our  Non-Floral Alternatives collection for more ideas and supplies!
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