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Favors & Flowers

We have SO much wedding inspiration for floral stuff like bouquets and centerpieces, and also non-floral alternatives like paper flowers and origami boutonnieres… plus oodles of wedding favor inspiration. We’ve got separate categories for floral DIY projects and DIY wedding favors.

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A wedding floral trend we’d love to see in 2023: pressed flower tattoos

Are pressed flower tattoos the new wedding floral trend? Marion Matrimony Events talks about how she came up with this gorgeous idea and how it’s a great alternative to cultural appropriation.

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Stranger Things wedding ideas

In honor of Volume 2 airing today, we’re bringing you Stranger Things wedding ideas! From t-shirts and gifts for your bachelorette or wedding party to favors and activities for guests at the reception, these Stranger Things wedding ideas will turn any celebration upside down (but, you know, the fun kind).

Flower Moxie Masculine Folks Photos by Ely Fair4 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

Wedding bouquets for grooms – because masc folks deserve wedding flowers too!

Wait, why aren’t wedding bouquets for grooms a thing?! THEY SHOULD BE. Here’s more advice for masc folks who love wedding flowers.

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Alternative buttonhole ideas: Mushrooms, bird skulls, and other unique boutonnières

As y’all know, we’re always on the look-out for alternative buttonhole ideas for your wedding. I mean sure, we love a rose boutonnière as much as anybody else, but we think there’s just so many more ideas — whether it’s LEGO minifigs for your geeky wedding, autumn leaves for your fall wedding, or even this concept: the mushroom boutonnière.

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Shieldmaidens slay with dagger bridesmaid bouquets

Y’all know we loves us some alternative non-floral bouquets. Y’all know we don’t think anyone has to carry a bouquet at ALL, let alone a floral bouquet. We thought we’d seen it all: brooch bouquets, book bouquets (BOOK-quets), tambourines, stuffed animals, Barbie dolls, cotton candy, pinwheels, and more… But this is the first time we’ve seen dagger bridesmaid bouquets!

A witchy elopement with a black dress, dark watercolors, and a cleansing stick bouquet

Do I need a wedding bouquet? Yay or Nay alternatives for no-bouquet wedding

If you’re asking yourself “Do I even need a wedding bouquet?” here’s a shareable list of reasons for and against bouquets, along with some interesting bouquet alternatives.