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Bridal Bouquets

Creative Bridal Bouquets That Don’t Cost the Earth

The wedding gown is usually the main event of any wedding. But the perfect gown needs the perfect accessory – just the right bridal bouquet. It completes the image of the bride and will be admired forever in the wedding photographs.

Some bridal bouquets can be very expensive. Even if your bouquet does double-duty as a centerpiece during the reception, it’s just not worth spending a lot of money on when you consider all your other wedding expenses. Here are some suggestions for creative bridal bouquets that don’t cost the earth.

Shop for Discounts. Your local flower shops aren’t the only place to look for bridal bouquets. Think creatively and look online for a floral supplier that will deliver your bouquet to you. You can also shop for flowers at Costco or at a farmer’s market. These places sell beautiful arrangements of flowers that you can put together into a bouquet.

Fresh Flowers. Instead of going to a floral store and paying them create a bouquet for you, consider creating your own hand-tied bouquet with flowers from the garden. To turn fresh cut flowers into a bouquet, wrap the stems together with an elastic band and then cover them with a broad ribbon and bow. You can even grow your own bridal bouquet by planting your favorite flowers well ahead of time and then cutting them for the big day.

Faux-flower Bouquet. Fresh flowers can be pretty pricey. You can keep the cost of your bouquet down by taking another creative approach and using faux flowers instead. Silk flowers are one way you could go, and are easy to find at a hobby or craft store. You could also consider another type of floral bouquet. How about a bouquet made of ribbon flowers, cookies or candy?

Non-floral Bouquet. Perhaps you don’t need to carry flowers at all. Some unique plants and greenery can be put together to make a creative and attractive bridal bouquet. Some examples of plants that would work well are ferns, pussy willows and ivy. For a fall wedding, you could carry a bouquet of colourful fall leaves.

No Bouquet. It may be that you would prefer to not carry a bridal bouquet at all. Instead of flowers, you might choose to carry a meaningful object down the aisle with you. A precious family heirloom might be the perfect accessory for your gown. For an evening wedding, a lit candle; for a Catholic wedding, a jewelled rosary; or at a beach wedding, you could carry a beautiful shell. Some brides may even elect to carry nothing at all and wear a pair of beautiful gloves or a muff instead.

The bridal bouquet is an important part of your day, but you don’t need to spend a lot of money to create the look you want.

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