Looking for something different to the normal floral wedding bouquet? Do you want to have accessories, like an alternative button hole, on your wedding day which are just a little bit quirky?
Alternative options can be a brilliant way to create a lasting keepsake or incorporate your personality into your wedding day. Not one is ever the same as the other due to the creatives that work tirelessly to make them all by hand. The variety is endless and can incorporate virtually any theme.
They are also great for overseas weddings as with the right packaging they can travel well. But do you know the different types you can get for your wedding? Here’s our guide to help you decide!
Button wedding bouquets
Button bouquets are suitably versatile for any style or colour palette. Embellishments can be added to personalise them further to match your personality. Many of the creatives who create them spend ages looking in antique shops for the perfect unique buttons to include. We’re loving the Doctor Who inspired designs below – there is more inspiration on our Doctor Who wedding blog!
Paper wedding bouquets
A lot of us will have seen origami for your wedding day but you can also get paper bouquets. The paper can be folded to make intricate, three dimensional flowers or they can be made to look like real flowers! All types of paper can be used so you could go for your favourite books in the bouquet or even playing cards. It all adds to that extra personalised touch. They can be embellished with other materials such as brooches and felt as well. Check out the full cascading paper bouquet from tribe member Eternal Posey below – wow! You can check out more pictures from this on our Arabian Night inspiration blog.
Felt or Fabric wedding bouquets
Felt (or fabric) is a versatile option for your alternative wedding bouquet and is a great material to combine with brooches as well. They can be matched specifically to your colour scheme and look fabulous in bright, vibrant colours as well as pastels and softer shades. Check out the felt leaves created by tribe member Charlotte Laurie Designs below and the skull purple and black alternative bouquet from Charlene Wedding Designs.
Crystal and Semi Precious wedding bouquets
You can also get alternative wedding bouquets made out of Swarovski crystals and semi previous stones! Take this fabulous example from CRZyBest, which is made of non-tarnishing wires and also includes tiny metal sculptures to match your wedding theme. It’s all in the detail to get the WOW factor!
Brooch wedding bouquets
Including a brooch in your alternative wedding bouquet is a tradition often seen in floral wedding bouquets as well. You can attach the brooch, or similar, to the ribbon and it’s a great way of remembering a loved one when you walk down the aisle.
Though it has to be said that brooch bouquets are the next level. What’s better than a bouquet of vintage brooches including said family heirloom. They are often mixed in with jewellery, rhinestones, ribbon, lace …. to name but a few! If you are looking for something predominantly silver or gold these could be the right one for you. They are also perfect to incorporate to themes such as Harry Potter, Wizard of Oz or Alice in Wonderland.
You can also take it up to the next level with something quirky and eclectic example which even includes a mini music box like these fab ones from Maddison Rocks Floral!
Other options are available including accessories and custom buttonholes
You can also get a wide range of other accessories in the same styles. How about fairy wands or headbands for your bridesmaids, button holes, corsages, hair pieces or even belts to glam up your wedding dress. You could even get cake toppers or table centrepieces!
Alternative buttonholes are also a great way of building in themes such as Star Wars, Disney and Marvel. The options are endless!
Tribe Member Tykki (meaning Pretty Thing in Cornish) also makes giant paper flower walls like the sunflower one below. EPIC!
Eternal Posey is the place to break away from the norm. It’s where the geeky, quirky, alternative individuals come to get the ultimate in wedding flowers. It’s all about bringing your individuality to life, and show the world who you truly are, “This is me!” (Love that song, had to
Tykki (Cornish meaning Pretty Thing) started from a passion for being creative. We make realistic flowers in any style, shade or colour from Crepe paper. Anything from a full floral package to buttonholes and Giant room flower decorations. This is unaffected by seasons or availability. So if you want Sunflowers
I’m Claire, Eco friendly Silversmith & Sculptor; I create tiny bespoke sculptures & turn them into jewellery, accessories & alternative bouquets. What would you ask me to make for you?
Bridal bouquets by Charlotte Helping couples be daring – Handmade bespoke alternative Bridal Bouquets and Buttonholes • Flower girl bouquets and accessories
As a paper florist I specialise in crafting beautiful flowers from a range of paper – coloured paper and cardstock, origami paper, books, magazines, crepe paper and beyond! Timeless, romantic, personal – your wedding day is special, so your flowers and decorations should be as well. ArloArts paper arrangements are
Having a Themed wedding I design Alternative bouquets, Gothic wedding favours, Steampunk invitations and much more
Over on the blog - more Alternative wedding planning advice
This may well be the cutest blog we’ve ever published, you’re in for a treat! We have an ADORABLE guest blog for you today, all about how to have a dog friendly wedding. Our lovely tribe member, Katherine And Her Camera, has shared some brilliant photos and advice about how
We LOVE celebrants here at Unconventional Wedding. They expand the options for your wedding day and offer such a wide range of personalisation for wedding ceremonies. And at this present time, with the ‘C’ word disrupting wedding plans, we wanted to shout about the wedding celebrants in our tribe and
Today we have a guest blog from Leni Robson at Unique To You Ceremonies. She has shared some valuable advice about how to deal with a postponed wedding and look after yourself. She gently reminds us that our feelings are valid and it’s normal to experience grief! Over to Leni…
Today, we have a guest blog from the lovely Yvonne Beck Celebrant! She’s sharing her best tips about how to have a bilingual wedding! Hi there! It has been my pleasure and honour to create wedding ceremonies for couples since 2011. I have worked as a Celebrant for hundreds of
We’re certainly in unprecented times with the COVID 19 or Coronavirus and you may be considering rearranging your wedding day. If you were planning a spring wedding, you will have already been impacted. For forthcoming summer weddings, you may be wondering what on earth to do! This advice blog is
We have a guest blog today from the lovely Phil who wrote us a blog last year on Proposal Rings. He’s back to give you his Groom’s perspective on wedding planning, including getting married abroad, stag do planning and Coronavirus. Enjoy! It’s been a year since my first (ever) blog