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…


This DIY felt succulents kit makes felt flowers painless

We've already tested out DIYing your own felt succulents for a felt flower bouquet or centerpiece and it checked out as easy-peasy. But if you're already overloaded with craft projects, down to the wire, or just plain suck at DIY, this felt succulents kit will make a DIY fabric flower bouquet dead easy. The kit comes with everything you need to make 18 succulent plants, including some seriously styling ombre leaves.


Sarah & Troy's Beetlejuice-themed, epic FX movie wedding

You may have already seen the sneak peek of this wedding's head-shrinkingly amazing Beetlejuice decor, but you haven't seen anything yet! In addition to the sand worms, Handbooks of the Recently Deceased, and the sculptures from the movie. There were silly vows, a sweet father/daughter dance, and of course, the amazingly accurate Beetlejuice officiant that would give Michael Keaton a run for his money!


This wedding is all about rain boots, fabric bouquets, and co-written vows pledging eternal love for cats

Holly and Jen rock at crafting: they handmade both of their bouquets and all of the desserts served at their wedding, including the three-tired wedding cake! Yellow and gray clearly ruled the day, as evidenced by the rain boots worn by the brides, the ribbons used for their handfasting, and the crows and bird cages printed on the dessert cookies. The pair bridged sentiment and humor with their co-written vows, including promises to accept each cat brought into their lives and staying together long enough to see what one another's tattoos look like in old age.