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Alternative Bridal Bouquets

Updated on October 7, 2014

Bridal Bouquets Don't Have to Be Just Flowers!

If you're nontraditional, you're probably not going to have a traditional wedding. And that means not carrying a formal bridal bouquet made exclusively of real flowers. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but alternative bridal bouquets may be for you!

But the options for wedding bouquets are vast! Think about alternative bridal bouquets you can buy or make yourself that let you have what you want on your special day. The brooch bouquet shown here is made by Etsy seller reallybadkitty and contains vintage buttons and brooches.

Bridal bouquet by reallybadkitty on Etsy

Photo Credit: Catie Ronquillo

Brooch Bouquets - Wear jewelry in your bouquet!

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Bridal bouquet using colorful vintage/retro brooches by Etsy seller Nancy Hendrix (baublesandbrides). See the link below to visit her Etsy listing for this fun alternative bridal bouquet.Bridal bouquet with vintage brooches by Etsy seller Nancy Hendrix (baublesandbrides). See the link below to visit her Etsy listing for this lovely alternative bridal bouquet.
Bridal bouquet using colorful vintage/retro brooches by Etsy seller Nancy Hendrix (baublesandbrides). See the link below to visit her Etsy listing for this fun alternative bridal bouquet.
Bridal bouquet using colorful vintage/retro brooches by Etsy seller Nancy Hendrix (baublesandbrides). See the link below to visit her Etsy listing for this fun alternative bridal bouquet.
Bridal bouquet with vintage brooches by Etsy seller Nancy Hendrix (baublesandbrides). See the link below to visit her Etsy listing for this lovely alternative bridal bouquet.
Bridal bouquet with vintage brooches by Etsy seller Nancy Hendrix (baublesandbrides). See the link below to visit her Etsy listing for this lovely alternative bridal bouquet.

Vintage Wedding Alternatives - Get ideas for your vintage wedding

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Button Bouquets -- Alternatives to Floral Bouquets

Satin button bouquet with fancy buttons and brooches by Etsy seller RBKCreations (reallybadkitty).Photo Credit:  Catie Ronquillo
Satin button bouquet with fancy buttons and brooches by Etsy seller RBKCreations (reallybadkitty). Photo Credit: Catie Ronquillo

Steampunk Bouquet - Fun, funky, fabulous

This Steampunk bridal bouquet by BluePetyl on Etsy features vintage buttons, watch and clock parts, and more. See the link below to see this bouquet on Etsy.
This Steampunk bridal bouquet by BluePetyl on Etsy features vintage buttons, watch and clock parts, and more. See the link below to see this bouquet on Etsy.

Bouquets for Showers

This washcloth bouquet is suitable for a baby shower but could be adapted for a bridal shower with "adult" washcloths. Courtesy of Etsy seller Bonnie (grammasswirlz).See the link below to visit the Etsy listing.
This washcloth bouquet is suitable for a baby shower but could be adapted for a bridal shower with "adult" washcloths. Courtesy of Etsy seller Bonnie (grammasswirlz). See the link below to visit the Etsy listing.

Make Your Own Alternative Bouquet

Get started making your own bridal bouquet with a bouquet holder. The possibilities are literally endless. What do you like? Can you use it in a bouquet? Get creative and have a one-of-a-kind bouquet for your wedding!

Books for Making Bouquets - Use Your Creativity for Your Perfect Alternative Bouquet

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      Dev 3 years ago

      Kelly and Jen! You guys did an awesome job. Love all the phoots! They have such character and detail. Thanks again! Can't wait to see the rest.

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      Yonca 3 years ago

      Hi my family mbeemr! I wish to say that this article is awesome, great written and include almost all important infos. I would like to see more posts like this .

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      Maui-photographer 4 years ago

      Love the brooch bouquets. Great to see some alternatives to the standard bouquet.

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      Wedding Mom 5 years ago

      Very cool alternatives! The satin button bouquet is really unique and eye-catching.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Yes i like it

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      MaggiePowell 5 years ago

      These are beautiful... love the retro brooch bouquet

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      kathryn-gillespie 5 years ago

      Well, who knew? Very interesting and enlightening article!

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      traveller27 5 years ago

      Back for another look - lovely bouquets!

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      Linda Hahn 5 years ago from California

      Very creative, I like the jewelry ones.

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      Pam Irie 5 years ago from Land of Aloha

      The really colorful bridal bouquets are super fabulous. Wish I had an extra $400 to buy one. Heck, wish I could make one myself and sell it for $400 on Ebay. :)

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      sherridan 5 years ago

      How very beautiful - I love the buttons, but they would have to be sprayed with some beautiful perfume, though!

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      Virginia Allain 5 years ago from Central Florida

      @AlleyCatLane: Besides, someone might get hurt if this came hurtling through the air at them.

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      Virginia Allain 5 years ago from Central Florida

      These brooch bouquets are stunning. I agree with some of the others, that I would keep the bouquet and not toss it to the bridesmaids.

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      AlleyCatLane 5 years ago

      These are so neat. I would hate to toss it away to someone if I were the bride!

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      DecoratingMom411 5 years ago

      They're all adorable. Great alternative for those who want to deviate from traditional bouquets.

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      MelonyVaughan 5 years ago

      I love all of them! Beautiful!

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      Loveboncyboutique 5 years ago

      Beautiful Bouquets. I love the Steampunk Bouquet

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