We have taken it upon ourselves selves to do some shopping research on our favorite place to find awesome wedding accessories to bring you this guide to alternative wedding florals that can save you hundreds of dollars off of your floral bill and allow you to allocate your savings to other needs. An bonus to these floral options is that they will preserve far better than your traditional bouquet.
The Brooch Bouquet
Not only is a brooch bouquet absolutely gorgeous, but they also can be made from heirloom brooches. Many artists will allow you to send in family jewelry to be used in the bouquets to add to the sentimental value. While the cost of these bouquets can vary, we found a lovely version from Nicolasacicero's Etsy store.
Funky Fun Pinwheel Bouquets
What could be more perfect for a summer outdoor wedding than these super fun pinwheel bouquets? Available in any color combination imaginable, these creative options will also provide movement in addition to color for the wedding procession. At our two featured stores, you can pick up an entire set for less than your typical traditional wedding bouquet.
Ribbon & Lace Bouquets
Ribbon flower bouquets offer a timeless look and can range from rustic to formal depending on the ribbon choice. Prices range from $49.00 - $148.00 for full bouquets and as low as just $6.00 for boutonnieres on WeddingsByBillie's Etsy store page.
The Origami Bouquet
I actually used one of these for the toss bouquet at my wedding. Not only is your choice of colors and patterns unlimited, but you can also use book pages or sheet music to make the flowers. Imagine how sentimental it would be to have your favorite love poem, your "song", or even childhood story that a parent used to read to you made into your wedding bouquet. Prices for these bouquets and corsages range, but we found a great source at EverBloomsFlowers' Etsy store for $60.00.
The Wood Bouquet
Look at that bouquet! Can you believe this is made of wood? The detail on these bouquets is amazing. Not only will these last forever, but they can also be made in a variety of colors. For the brides who want the look of traditional flowers, these are perfect. Your guests would have to smell them to realize they were the real ting. We found an amazing artist with very reasonable prices at ReflectGlamour's Etsy store.
The Feather Bouquet
For over the top glam, how about these feather bouquets. Embellished with gemstone accents, these bouquets will bring a smile to any diva bridesmaid's face. You guests and attendants will never know that you spent less on the set than you typical wedding bouquet. For unlimited color options and great prices, we found KristinDeangerDesigns' Etsy store.