1. Clay Flowers. As seen in this amazing Etsy shop, this artist manipulates clay into beautiful bouquets! And the best part? You get to keep your beautiful bouquet forever! I am quite a fan of practicality for all event planning and so I am totally in love with this idea. You may be wondering how real these clay bouquets are and so I've included a picture from the Etsy shop:
2. Fake Floral Runners. Real petals are rarely allowed at ceremony or receptions sites because when you step on them they become very slippery and are therefore a hazard. Yep, next to open flames, real flower petals is the next big item that most venues have firm policies against. Still want that romantic runner down your aisle? Enter these AMAZING fake flower runners seen in this post. Ready, set, gorgeous runner!
3. DIY (do-it-yourself) Flowers. As seen in this post by inspiration powerhouse blog, Green Wedding Shoes. There are actually a lot of DIY flower posts online, it just takes some research to find the designs that appeal most to you. Each post will have step by step instructions so it takes the stress out of the creative part. If you do choose to DIY for your florals, have some fun with it. Invite over your bridesmaids and make it a fun, crafty girls night in!
4. Brooch Bouquets. And last but NOT least, my personal favorite, bouquets made of brooches! This is such a fabulous idea that is really gaining in popularity because it 1) lasts forever 2) can be made entirely of family heirlooms or cheap brooches (cost effective!!) and 3) using family heirlooms connects an extremely personal touch to such an important detail of your big day. I hope these suggestions have inspired you. Enjoy!