There are many great options for you non-traditional brides that are looking for something other than flowers to carry down the aisle. Some of you may be wondering why you would want to hold anything other than a bouquet of freshly picked flowers; however, there are endless ways to make your bouquet unique, while still adding an elegant element to your ceremony. These alternative bouquets are unexpected and add a personalized touch to your special day. They’re easier to preserve than flowers too, so you can cherish them for many days after your wedding!
Paper Pom Poms: This is a great option for you crafty brides out there – follow this link for an easy (and inexpensive) DIY project!
Pearls: Go all out in pearls, or simply mix them in with your flowers to add a glamorous edge to your bouquet.
Dried Flowers: This is perfect for rustic themed weddings, and you can ensure that these flowers will last forever!
Ribbon/Paper/Fabric Combo: Play around with different colors and textures to best fit your theme and your personality. Get creative!
Pine Cones: Combined with evergreens, this is great for any winter wedding (it’s not too far around the corner).
Burlap: Burlap bouquets are great accents for tying into a country or western theme. Pair it with lace and/or ribbon as shown below for contrasting colors.