Cacti, skulls, & rainbows: what's hot in offbeat bouquets and flowers

Looking for inspiration to take your bouquet or wedding flower game up to eleven? We tapped the talents of our offbeat wedding vendors to see what new trends were popping up in wedding flowers. We found some fabulously offbeat bouquets and flowers that played with colors, textures, and all kinds of details.

From ombre rainbows and underwater scenes to baby cacti and comic book paper flowers, there was a TON to see. Here are a few of my favorite unique wedding flowers and bouquets…

In case of dementor attack, you'll need this Harry Potter wedding favor

If you're a Potterphile, you know that chocolate bars have their own powers of soothing you after a dementor attack. So at a wedding with Harry Potter details (where a dementor could prey, naturally!), why not offer up some DIY Harry Potter wedding favors that will do the job nicely. Plus, it only takes some inexpensive chocolate bars, some printer paper, and a printable chocolate bar wrapper.

Wedding bubbles are back, baby! 5 ways to bubble-ize your wedding

We've seen tea lights, sparklers and donut walls, but the latest throwback trend is a firm childhood favorite — bubbles! But how can you use bubbles to create a perfect touch, rather than just a cheesy nostalgic wave to your youth?

From confetti alternatives to your first dance, here are five ways to use bubbles on your wedding day…

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Paper, silk, brooches, and dried flowers: alternative wedding bouquets that will last forever

We've been featuring non-floral bouquets made of paper flowers, silk flowers, brooches, dried flowers, leather flowers, buttons, and more for YEARS. And with good reason: they last forever, can be much cheaper than real flower bouquets, and can be passed along to others. Win-win. I decided to see what was new in the market for artificial flower bouquets and other materials that can make up that thing you can hold down the aisle… if you wan to. I know, it's both optional and something I LOVE.

Let's explore the market for alternative wedding bouquets that will last forever…

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8 delish edible wedding favors from foods with cult followings

You may be thinking about giving out some yummy edible favors at your wedding. Maybe with a local flair (salt water taffy, deep dish pizza, local coffee)? But there are some food brands that just give everyone heart eyes emojis at first glance. These cult food brands lend a bit of nostalgia, a little bit of gluttony, and will not go to waste or get left on the table (even if you want them to!). Let's peek at some of my favorite cult food brands that make great edible wedding favors…