A nest of eggs? Seven pounds of iron? These epic non-floral bouquets will ignite your creativity

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Photo from Star bouquets, ray guns, and a moon landing cake by HRM Photography

Felt and paper bouquets are super popular for good reason — they're fucking awesome! And you can keep them around a hell of a lot longer than real flowers. But I am here to tell you that there are oh so many more options for your alternative bouquet. Believe it or don't, but 25 is just a fraction of the examples we've got squirreled away on Offbeat Bride in our non-floral bouquet archive.

You want metal? Sure — copper or iron? Or maybe you want seashells? Twigs? Holiday ornaments? EGGS? You want to go super old-school with a sheaf of wheat?! We got you covered, y'all. Love a particular bouquet? Click on its photo to read the full post about the wedding it came from!

Maps and feathers and buttons, oh my!

Photo from Kara & Nicki's Woodsy Weekend Wedding from Kara Peterson

Hand-embroidered felt flowers last forever.

Princess Lasertron bouquet
Photo from 17 wedding bouquet alternatives for fearless brides by Princess Lasertron

Holiday lights and ornaments for a festive bouquet.

Photo from How to make a light-up Christmas ornament wedding bouquet by John Beyer

Accessorize your feathers with Swarovski crystals.

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Photo from Danielle & Sean's gothy, dog loving, winter wedding from punky_n_mav

Romantic and ethereal: colored-glass, starry lanterns.

Lanterns instead of bouquets
Photo from Lanterns instead of bouquets by Tinywater

Egg bouquets make for a fun nod to fertility or, heck, how much you love breakfast.

Photo from Kristin & Tracy's crafty, fun, Eggstra special wedding from tracyandkris

Barbie dolls in ball gowns are a poofy bouquet alternative!

Close up of the Lady Minions with their Barbies
Photo from The Lady Minions with their Barbie bouquets by Eric Wuechner

Your DIY brooch bouquet tutorial awaits you.

Serious Bouquet Hardware!
Photo from How to DIY your own brooch bouquet by Sara Jane Photography

A sheaf of wheat is one of the oldest wedding bouquets in history.

Photo from Evangeline & Corey's Norse viking wedding by N'Sight Photography

Foodie bouquet alert! Herbs and fiddleheads and artichokes and kale.

Photo from Sarah & Javier's foodie winter log cabin wedding by Daniel Finucane

Welded copper flowers for when you need something a little more durable than paper and felt.

Photo from Lauren & Johnny's rockin' seaside aquarium boda by Brian Murphy Harker and Dean Aaron

Crocheted roses = cuddly bouquet.

Photo from A colorful wedding in Los Angeles with crocheted details by Alders Photography

Wire bouquets. Less cuddly but AWESOME.

Photo from Mich & Dan's gothic Transformers and cupcakes wedding by Tiffany Arment

Peppermint lollipops are a delicious bouquet any time of the year!

The "Flowers"
Photo from Laura & Stephen's retro jazz wedding by Swattshots Photography

Flower cookies onna stick — share with your groom if you're feeling generous.

Photo from Fiery hair, rainbow details, and one awesome cookie bouquet by Marisa Miller

Spices for everyone! Say it with anise.

Matron of Honor- Anise Bouquet
Photo from Alyssa & John's homemade Oktoberfest barbecue in Amish Pennsylvania by Kristin Williams

Slip a sexy lil pink feather fan on your wrist.

Photo from A chic and lacy haunted house goth wedding by Havi Frost Photography

WEDDING MUFF. Embroidered, for extra pretty.

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Photo from Katie & David's winter wedding in the mountains by Bryan Morgan

Who doesn't love pinwheels? NOBODY.

Photo from Mini flags, mustaches, and pinwheels by HarmonEyes Photography

Don't feel like crocheting or knitting? Carry the yarn balls, yo.

handmade bouquet, made by the bride using yarn and twine
Photo from Carry a bouquet of yarn balls from Stefan & Sarah

Airplant bouquet for an airy alternative. (No? Too much?)

Photo from Asha & Jay's family game day BBQ ‘n' beer wedding by Jennifer Davis

We've seen lollipops and peppermint sticks and cookies. How about suckers?

Photo from An orange Seattle wedding with a candy bouquet, tarot reader, and his-and-her wedding sneakers by Urban Lights Studios

Who's saying YES to a non-floral bouquet for their wedding? Tell us what you'll carry… or twirl or spin or brandish?

Comments on A nest of eggs? Seven pounds of iron? These epic non-floral bouquets will ignite your creativity

  1. My bouquet (and that of my girls) was made of candy corn and white melting chocolate. It was AWESOME (and time consuming…and I’m pretty sure I don’t want to eat candy corn ever again!)

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