By Kellee Khalil for Lover.ly
Flowers and weddings go together like wine and cheese — you can’t really have one without the other. Or so we always thought. Today we’re seeing a lot more brides forgo the flowers in favor of less expensive candles, reusable banners, tissue poms and versatile paper lanterns. Here are our favorite floral alternatives that won’t make you miss those stems one bit.
Glamorous Alternatives To Flowers
These feather escort cards not only look great displayed, but will no doubt add a punch of texture to their place at the table.
Photo by: Vitalic Photo on Wedding Chicks via Lover.ly
Origami “streamers” would make a fun and easy DIY project, if you’re able to do them!
Photo by: Shipra Panosian on Wedding Chicks via Lover.ly
Lanterns hung from the branches of trees give this large space a romantic and cozy feel
Photo by: A Bryan Photo on Snippet and Ink via Lover.ly
Find a fruit within your color scheme and decorate your tables, chairs and even your cake.
Photo by: Suzy Clement on Snippet and Ink via Lover.ly
Craft stores make this a quick and easy project, and they can be re-used at future parties
Photo by: En Pointe Photography on Bridal Musings via Lover.ly
Stock up on costume jewelry at swap meets or online retailers and make your own brooch bouquet.
Photo by: Christina Diane on Wedding Chicks via Lover.ly
Burlap is going strong as a favorite among brides for its rustic texture, but we love this unique take on the trend. Add some fresh rosemary or lavender to soften the look (and add a delicious scent!).
Photo by: The Collective Photographers on Style Unveiled via Lover.ly
Buy them ready-made at your local discount store, or make them yourself with different colored and patterned scrapbook paper.
Photo by: Souder Photography on Wedding Chicks via Lover.ly
Using candles in your decor isn’t exactly reinventing the wheel, but try your own unique spin on how they light up your space. We love these candles hung from above!
Photo by: Arte de Vie on Every Last Detail via Lover.ly
Paper or ribbon streamers add a whimsical, yet fun, feel to any space.
Photo by: Lauren Larsen Photography on Oh Lovely Day via Lover.ly