Alternatives to Wedding Flowers

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Paper FlowersHaving flowers at your wedding has been a tradition dating back nearly as old as weddings themselves. Injecting the color and beauty that flowers offer into a wedding ceremony is a great way to lend elegance and charm to your most memorable of days. However, buying wedding flowers can be a very costly endeavor and eat up much of your wedding budget that could easily be spent elsewhere. Fortunately, there are a few elegant and creative alternatives to wedding flowers that are quickly gaining in popularity, and you can purchase them or make them for a fraction of the cost of buying real wedding flowers.

Paper Flowers

Paper flowers are a really great way to save some room in your wedding budget while still giving the effect that real wedding flowers provide. There are several places online where you can purchase paper flowers, or there are also several free templates available if you want to make them yourself. Paper flowers can make for a great DIY wedding project, but you can still save a lot of money if you buy them premade. Regardless of the route you choose, paper flowers are a great alternative to wedding flowers.

Wooden Roses

Wooden roses are the perfect blend of realism and price when looking to avoid the cost of real wedding flowers. Roses made from wood are as inexpensive as 17 cents per flower, which means you can buy a dozen wooden roses for the price of just one real rose. The additional benefit that wooden roses offer versus other wedding flower alternatives is that they look exactly like a real rose, but give you some clear advantages. Wooden roses have a bendable wire stem which allows them to be attached to objects that real rose stems would deem impossible. Also, because the leaves are made from hand-carved wood, wooden roses last forever and make a great keepsake for your guests to take home and enjoy.

Tissue Paper Flowers

By far one of the cheapest alternatives to wedding flowers, tissue paper flowers are a fun project that nearly anyone can take on. Making your own tissue paper flowers is a great way to save money on your wedding because you can make them for a fraction of a cent each. Also, many brides are opting for tissue paper flowers because they are a fun DIY project that you can do at your bridal shower. By getting all of your bridesmaids together to help you make them, you can complete enough tissue paper flowers for your wedding in a very limited amount of time. There are several videos and tutorials available online about making tissue paper flowers, and all you need is a large stack of tissue paper and a little elbow grease to complete this fun and money-saving DIY wedding project.

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