If you’re a flower person, then you probably would love to have your wedding laden everywhere with blooms. Bouquets and basic centerpieces just aren’t enough for you! We’ve compiled a list below of 23 unique and of-the-moment ways to use flowers in your wedding that are sure to wow your guests and make all your floral dreams come true.
1. Hanging Flower Wall
Gather your favorite flowers and build an entire wall. That’s right, a whole wall so you can take beautiful pictures and kiss your new partner for life in front of and other floral merriment.
2. Inside Water
This idea has been around for a while, but still retains its wow factor. The latest thing is submerging unexpected and even strange flora like protea and baby’s breath.
3. In a Boho Bouquet
Arrange your flowers outside the normal cookie cutter fashion and go for an overly large and flow-y bouquet. Trendy? Check. Beautiful? Check.
4. As Table Organizers
If you aren’t going with a specific color palette for your wedding, consider using flowers as a guide to a seating chart. Decorate each table with a specific colored flower, providing the organization on a seating chart for your guests.
5. Hoop Bouquets
There are alternatives to the traditional bridesmaid bouquets; the latest trend is to arrange flowers at the bottom of a metal hoop. They look modern and are easy to carry!
6. Use the Head of the Flower
Use just the head of the flower in displays, cutting off the stem and leaves. This works particularly well for a tablescape that you want to keep low and modern.
7. Industrial Hangers
Trail flowers from industrial-looking metal geometric hangers. This look is perfect if you’re going for a modern or minimalistic theme.
8. String Around Lights
Make a flower garland and wrap it around strands of lights. It’s a pretty update to standard twinkle lights!
9. Tiered Flower Chandelier
Mount your flowers on a tiered chandelier and allow them to trail down in a nice pattern.
10. Floral Towers
You’ve seen floral arches, but have you seen floral towers? They are just like they sound and more beautiful than you can imagine.
11. Moss Messages
Mount moss initials or a lovely message with moss and flowers. Moss can be affixed to chicken wire much like a topiary or grown onto brick if you start early enough and own your ceremony/reception space.
12. Use a Pumpkin
This one’s perfect for an autumn-themed wedding. Carve out pumpkins to use as a vase or glue fake flowers to the top for a pretty touch.
13. Flower Necklace
Brides have taken to wearing flowers around their necks! Achieve this trend with a tasteful choker of ribbon and flowers.
14. Pressed Glass
Press flowers in glass for delicate and fancy-looking table markers or as part of other decor.
15. Decorating Drinks
Use flowers to embellish drinks, either as a stand-in for a swizzle stick or just as simple adornment.
16. Paper Cranes
String up your flowers with paper cranes for an accessorized feature wall. The look is both artsy and whimsical.
17. Floral Wine Barrel
Decorate used and empty wine barrels with flowers. This arrangement ends up looking both rustic and grandiose.
18. Sign Decor
Use flowers to decorate the top of a chalkboard sandwich board or other signage. The look will be romantic and is an unexpected touch that will catch everyone’s eye.
19. Floral Confetti
Prepare flower pieces or petals in small containers for guests to throw in lieu of rice as you leave your ceremony. Who wouldn’t want to be showered in rose petals?!
20. Floral Swing
Place a floral swing at your reception for photo ops. This swing can be made with simple rope and wood, with flower garlands wrapped around and attached to the entire swing.
21. Dog Collar
Use flowers to decorate your best friend: your dog! Affix flowers to their collar or use flora to create a cute bandana.
22. Black Roses
Take your white roses and spraypaint them black for a gothic or chic modern look. You can use these unique blooms to decorate tablescapes or candles.
Fill birdcages with flowers, allowing them to trail out, or create small arrangements that fit neatly inside. This idea goes perfectly with a garden- or rustic-themed wedding.