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Wedding Wednesday: Flowerless Bouquet Alternatives

Each Wednesday, the ladies of Milestones (aka Sarah and myself) share our favorite tidbits in the wedding world. It is part wedding fashion, part do-it-yourself and part wedding randomness.

I love flowers. I love how they smell. I love how they feel. I love how they photograph. But, lets be honest, sometimes flowers are expensive and when forming a wedding budget, anyway to save a little dough is worth considering.

Luckily, for the off-beat bride looking for something unique (and inexpensive) to carry down the aisle, there are plenty of fun alternatives.


Who knew paper could make such soft, delicate flowers? This DIY project by Olivia Kanaley of A Field Journal (posted on the Bride’s Cafe) is absolutely inspiring. I think I may make an arrangement for myself this spring!


Speaking of paper, why not make an origami bouquet? Or if you are like me and can barely make a paper airplane, why not buy one of BOX 64 Studio’s clever designs? I love how retro yet modern her creations are.


Can’t you see a light, feather bouquet for a sophisticated evening wedding? There are plenty of tutorials online teaching you how to make your own feather bouquet, including this one by Jewel Box Ballerina.


A broach bouquet would be a fun way incorporate those precious family heirlooms in your wedding (or would give you a good reason to go thrift shopping). You could go any direction with a bouquet like this… funky, romantic, cute, modern.The possibilities are endless! Check out this great tutorial by Fancy Pants Weddings.


Button bouquets are so cute and quirky and I can’t help but think spring when I see one of these darling creations. There are several tutorials online such as this fabric pinwheel and button one on Re-Nest (far left) and an all button bouquet (center) found on M&J Trimming’s blog. You can also find tons of button bouquets already made on Etsy. I love MissJenniferRae’s whimsical collection of button and felt bouquets (far right).

Would you carry a flowerless bouquet down the aisle?

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