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Bouquet Toss Up – Alternatives to Carry Down the Aisle

If flowers just aren’t your thing, this is the blog post for you! More brides are tossing their floral bouquet for something with a bit more whimsy. And this is a wedding trend we just can’t get enough of. If you’re trying to be budget, eco, or allergy friendly, an alternative bouquet may be just the thing your walk down the aisle needs. And the best part about these unique bouquets? You never have to worry about them wilting, making them a gorgeous keepsake for years to come. Check out these 15 stunning non-floral bouquets for brides and bridesmaids below!

Top 15 Bridal Bouquet Alternatives

Feathers

Nothing says vintage chic quite like feathers. Mix and match a found collection of plumage for a richly textured bridal bouquet.

Bouquet Alternative - Feathers
Deer Pearl Flowers

Bridesmaid Clutch

Give your bridesmaids a gift they will use long after the “I do’s.” These beaded bags make the perfect accessory to any bridal gown, and your girls will have a safe place to store all of their day-of necessities!

Bouquet - Clutch
Cloe Noel Designs

Buttons

Button bouquets add just the right amount of whimsy. Use varying colors, shapes, and styles for a bouquet that just gets prettier the more you look at it.

Button Bouquet
Beau Buttons

Books

For the literary bride, books make the perfect bouquets! Wrap your favorite titles in a sweet lace ribbon and write a note to your bridesmaids inside the cover.

Book Bouquet

Paper

It’s no secret we’re big fans of paper everything, so why not craft the perfect bouquet with some stiff cardstock and a pair of scissors? This way you are sure to get the blooms you want, even if they aren’t in season!

Paper Bouquet

Pinwheels

The sweetest addition to any summertime wedding. Pinwheels stir up memories of childhood nostalgia and look so sweet blowing in the breeze.

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Deer Pearl Flowers

Legos

How cute are these building block blooms?! Just make sure you glue your finished creation together so you don’t lose any pieces.

Lego Bouquet
The Lego Bride

Brooches

Turn your vintage brooch collection into a colorful accompaniment down the aisle.

Brooch Bouquet
Tori Watson Photography

Seashells

No beach wedding is complete without a hand gathered seashell bouquet!

Seashell Bouquet
You and Your Wedding

Candy

Worried you won’t have time to eat that delicious catered dinner you’ve been planning for months? Candy bouquet to the rescue! Sneak a bite at the ceremony, we won’t tell.

Candy Bouquet
Bravo Bride

Leather & Lace

For a bride with a bit of edge, is there anything more Rock ‘n’ Roll than leather and lace?

Leather & Lace Bouquet
Dy Jo Designs

Fabric

Still wanting flowers but fighting crazy allergies? Handmade fabric florals add that softness you love without any of the sneezing.

Fabric Bouquet
Leah Moss Photography

Silk Butterflies

For a dreamy pop of color, consider a bouquet spilling with silk butterflies.

butterfly bouquet
Charanza Studios

Lanterns

The perfect addition to your fall wedding, lanterns add a rustic charm to your processional. Use battery powered candles for a safe alternative to flames.

lantern bouquet
Margan Photography

Fans

Is there anything sweeter than handmade paper fans? Get your girls together for a DIY night before the big day for some bonding and budget friendly crafting.

fan bouquet
Molly Anne Photography