What’s new in alternative wedding bouquets? 34 ideas that go beyond the flower
What if you stepped away from real flowers and saw what other alternative wedding bouquets were out there? We’re not strangers to non-floral bouquets, but I wanted to expand my search into a few newer territories: fruits, candy, pearls, beads, wheat, paper, balloons, fans, buttons, brooches, wooden flowers, felt, and more.
Ornaments, eucalyptus, and doorknobs?! 13 stunning & unusual wedding bouquets
When it comes to floral trends, not a lot changes over time: bouquets are usually lush florals that are timeless and classic for the most part. But there’s no reason you can’t rock something personalized, timeless, and totally YOU at the same time. From dried flowers to ornaments to felted balls to brooches and even doorknobs(!), bouquets can be as diverse as anyone.
Here are a few new trends I ran into that I couldn’t help sharing…
Lush florals go ring-shaped with this DIY floral hoop backdrop
I love a good hoop bouquet, but those handy floral hoops can be used for more than just a great alternative bouquet. I’ve created a series of hoops flowing with greenery and flora that can be used a wedding ceremony backdrop, reception decor, or even a place card holder.
With this DIY floral hoop backdrop, you can add as many floral picks as you like to make it as lush as you can imagine. Artificial flowers let you create a backdrop that can go from wedding to living room permanently. It’s the beauty of realistic artificial flowers!
Here are the steps to go from a simple hoop to intricate backdrop in no time…
Paper, silk, brooches, and dried flowers: alternative wedding bouquets that will last forever
We’ve been featuring non-floral bouquets made of paper flowers, silk flowers, brooches, dried flowers, leather flowers, buttons, and more for YEARS. And with good reason: they last forever, can be much cheaper than real flower bouquets, and can be passed along to others. Win-win. I decided to see what was new in the market for artificial flower bouquets and other materials that can make up that thing you can hold down the aisle… if you wan to. I know, it’s both optional and something I LOVE.
Let’s explore the market for alternative wedding bouquets that will last forever…
This DIY felt succulents kit makes felt flowers painless
We’ve already tested out DIYing your own felt succulents for a felt flower bouquet or centerpiece and it checked out as easy-peasy. But if you’re already overloaded with craft projects, down to the wire, or just plain suck at DIY, this felt succulents kit will make a DIY fabric flower bouquet dead easy. The kit comes with everything you need to make 18 succulent plants, including some seriously styling ombre leaves.
A felt succulents tutorial for all your rustic centerpieces, bouquets, and headpieces
Are you into succulents and want them to last forever and ever and ever? I’ve got a DIY project for super easy felt succulents to make into a bouquet, as your centerpiece, and even as a headpiece! Once these felt succulents are made, you can attach them to almost anything for a super fun and rustic vibe. Shall we learn how to make them? Let’s go.