Bouquets, like boutineers, are an inexpensive, Instagrammable way to bring your wedding colours and theme into your day. (Plus, they have the added bonus of giving the wedding party something to do with their hands in photos.)
Paper and fabric flower bouquets
But you don’t need to use real flowers in your bouquet. If you have a more literary theme, if you have allergies, if you have a deep and burning hatred of baby’s breath, or if you’d rather have a bouquet that will last, paper and fabric flowers make a fantastic alternative. Why not sew, crochet, hot glue, or Etsy your bouquet to make something unique and lasting for your wedding?
Or, skip the flower part all together! Button bouquets look just as bright and colourful. With a little patience and a lot of florist wire, you can overlap buttons to build up an interesting, unique bouquet that you can keep as a souvenir of the day. (Plus it’s much easier to dust than felt petals.)
Or why not push your theme with a less traditional-looking (and less costly) bouquet? A giant lollipop or an oversized pinwheel would look fantastic at a beach wedding. A collection of apples or vegetables would complement an autumnal wedding perfectly (and could be put to a more practical use at the end of the day!). Or a bouquet of wheat would look fantastic at a rustic wedding at a fraction of the cost of flowers.