Wedding Planning Tips

February 15, 2017

Bouquet Alternatives for Bridesmaids

bouquet alternatives for bridesmaidsAlternative Bouquet Choices for Bridesmaids

Bouquets and floral designs often elevate simple weddings to elegant affairs and have the ability to transport you mentally into a fairytale.  They set the stage for the day and perfume the reception.  However, I often have brides ask me how they can still give their bridesmaids something beautiful to carry or wear while being budget conscious and unique.  I promise it isn’t the quest for the holy grail.  Unique bridesmaid floral design is available.

Flowers as Accessories

Rather than have your bridesmaids carry a bouquet down the aisle, consider having your floral designer weave some orchids to a long necklace to create pops of color to accent their dresses.  We love the unique play of colors created by Palette of Petals as the orange compliments the powder blue of this bridesmaids dress.  If you are looking for something a bit more subdued, consider a floral cuff like the one worn for a recent September wedding with a mix of freesias and sunflowers in a neutral tones.

A Twist on Tradition

If you feel that your bridesmaids will be more comfortable with something to carry down the aisle or you just simply want a twist on the traditional bridesmaid bouquet, consider a beautiful glass terrarium filled with air plants.  I love this idea not only for its uniqueness but also from a sustainability aspect.  Glass terrariums and air plants last long after the wedding day and can be reused in so many ways.  These beautiful containers can double as a bridesmaid gift as well as a beautiful part of your table decorations in the reception.  Do you have a unique alternative to bridesmaids bouquets or a twist on tradition?  Leave a comment below.  We would love to hear from you.

Bridesmaid alternative to bouquet with a floral orchid necklace in orangeBridesmaid alternative to bouquet with a floral bracelet and fresias

Bridesmaid alternative to bouquet with a terrarium and air plants


Aleen Floral Design

Palette of Petals

Davids Bridal


Noonday Collection

  1. Candi says:

    I love these ideas!!!

  2. These are such cool alternatives to bridesmaids carrying flowers. I especially love the lanterns! Great wedding inspiration

  3. Jill says:

    These are SUCH fun alternatives- I love that bracelet!!!

  4. Marquette says:

    Ooh! That floral cuff is super cool!!

  5. These are wonderful alternatives to bridesmaids bouquets!

  6. Misty says:

    Oh I love that necklace!! What a cool idea!

  7. veronica says:

    love love LOVE that bracelet! So amazing!

  8. Katie says:

    I love this. We had a candlelit ceremony (my poor photographer!!) at Christmas time… so my bridesmaids carried candles that had greenery and ribbon at the base.:-)

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