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Floral Alternatives for Wedding Floral Arrangements

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Bouquet available on Etsy here.

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Bouquet available on Etsy here.

If you’ve started thinking about your wedding florals, particularly the wedding party’s bouquets and boutonnieres, you’ve probably started thinking about your favourite flowers. But have you thought about using silk flowers or some completely different? Non-traditional arrangements have several benefits including easy care, longevity, uniqueness, and often environmental friendliness!

The most traditional alternative is silk florals, available in high quality designs that are deceivingly realistic, making it easy to execute your floral design. Silks have several benefits, but one of the biggest is being able to have the look of traditional florals without the hassle; with silks, pickup dates are flexible, they won’t wilt in reaction to hot or cold temperatures, they don’t require watering, and they are much more resistant to damage. While the pricing of silk flowers can seem steep, keep in mind that their price remains stagnant throughout the year, so unlike fresh, you won’t be paying a premium for out of season blooms. An added bonus is that they won’t wilt and die, so your bouquet can become a keepsake of your day!

If you’re more adventurous, non-floral bouquets are growing in popularity, especially with the rise of independent crafters and Etsy. Looking for something whimsical? Why not try something like a bouquet of windmills or felted flowers. If you have a glitzier wedding theme, arrangements created from old rhinestone brooches or artificial pearls are great for adding some modern sparkle to your day!
If you’re considering doing something different for your wedding florals, spend some time perusing Etsy, it’s a great place to get inspiration and potentially find a vendor. Looking at fresh flower alternatives is a great way to remove some of the stress associated with the floral arrangements while being able to create a unique and special design that will last long after you’ve said your vows.

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