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Are Paper Wedding Flowers Better?

Posted January 15, 2014 | 39 Comments

Paper flowers are in… and they’re radder than ever. We’ve been asked why brides would pick paper wedding flowers instead of the real deal, and our answer is always the same: why not? We love fragrant flowers like the next person, but there’s something special about keeping your bouquet long after the wedding is over. Read on to find out whether paper wedding flowers are better PLUS toss your name in the hat for a chance to win a gorgeous, totally-custom-made paper bouquet by The Little Red Button. In your colors. For FREE. Don’t miss it!

Are Paper Wedding Flowers Better?

Are Paper Wedding Flowers Better?

We can’t make the decision for you, but we think paper wedding flowers boast some serious benefits over fresh flowers. Here’s why:

1. Longevity

Let’s face it: paper flowers last forever. The lifespan of fresh flowers is much shorter, with some bouquets lasting only a few days past the wedding. Paper wedding flowers, since they’re made of paper, require no care and last for eternity. You can use them as home decor after the big day.

2. Cost

Paper flowers can range in cost, but even the most expensive paper wedding flowers will save you money. Instead of using them for a day, you’ll be enjoying them forever. No money thrown away here!

3. Color selection

Have you picked your color palette, but you’re not crazy about the flowers within those shades? Are your dream flowers out of season? Paper wedding flowers are always in season. You can pick any color under the sun. Any style bud is always in bloom.

4. Customization

A paper wedding bouquet is handmade and custom-made, just for you. Make it big and bold, or keep it small and simple. Size, design, and personalization is entirely up to you.

5. Sustainability

And, last but not least, paper flowers can weather even the most humid summer afternoon. No need to keep your blooms cold until it’s go-time: paper wedding flowers are ready when you are. No wilting. No incessant sneezing. No bees attracted to the scent. No heavy bouquet to carry. Just a lightweight, beautiful blooming bouquet that’s made just for you.

So… are paper wedding flowers really better? We think so, at least for your bouquet! But that’s really up to you. We love us some fragrant blooms, but you can always put those to good use in other areas of your wedding (centerpieces, floral arrangements, and aisle decor, just to name a few).

Not convinced? You will be once you see ‘em! Here are some of our hand-picked favorites by The Little Red Button to inspire you, beginning with our Editor’s Pick:

Aqua + Lime Green*

*Emmaline Bride Editor’s Pick

aqua lime green paper wedding flowersaqua and lime green paper wedding bouquet

Navy Blue, Black + White

wedding paper flowers navy blue and whitepaper wedding flowers navy black

Purple + Green

purple green ivory paper wedding flowers bouquet

Deep Purple (+ Crystal)

purple paper bouquetup close purple paper bouquet

Hot Pink + Green

hot pink and green wedding bouquethot pink and green paper wedding flowers


white wedding flower bouquet made of paper


yellow paper flower bouquets

Win a Paper Flower Bouquet!

Now that you’ve seen some of our favorite paper wedding flowers, it’s time to win a bouquet of your very own! One lucky winner will receive a custom paper flower bouquet by The Little Red Button valued up to $200! The bouquet will be made custom for the bride in her choice of colors. Free shipping included anywhere! Winner must claim bouquet within one year. Enter between 1/15-1/21/14 (11:59pm EST) for your chance to win. Use entry form below. Winner will be randomly selected and announced on this post on 1/22. Winner will be contacted via email and must respond within 72 hours (or a new winner will be selected). No cash value. No purchase necessary. Good luck!

Are Paper Wedding Flowers Better?

Pick your favorite color combination or have your custom bouquet made in YOUR wedding colors!

Happy Planning!


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Emma Arendoski

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Blogger, author, wife + mother. I love coffee, DIY, handmade + all things wedding. Check out my books: "The Handcrafted Wedding" (Oct. 2012) and "The Inspired Wedding" (Sep. 2014).



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39 Responses to “Are Paper Wedding Flowers Better?”

  1. Tammie Treibley
    January 15th, 2014 @ 3:16 pm

    I love paper bouquets. I would love to make one, or win one for my bridesmaid!

  2. Shirley
    January 15th, 2014 @ 3:25 pm

    The wedding blue, ivory, silver, paper rose bouquet is stunning!!

  3. Sonja
    January 15th, 2014 @ 3:52 pm

    I love both – flowers and paper flowers. But this Bouquets are beautiful.

  4. Morgan Worsfold
    January 15th, 2014 @ 4:02 pm

    So hard to pick a favourite! Either the deep purple.. or the blue, black and white.

  5. Kaylene
    January 15th, 2014 @ 4:26 pm

    The boutonnieres are soo cute!

  6. Casey Barreto
    January 15th, 2014 @ 4:29 pm

    I have been dying for an origami/paper bouquet for the longest time! I’ve got all my fingers and toes crossed on this one.
    I love how romantic the red and white paper roses look together.

  7. Casey Barreto
    January 16th, 2014 @ 8:39 am
  8. Justyne M
    January 16th, 2014 @ 10:28 am

    i like the Wedding, Yellow, Grey, Kusudama, Paper Rose Bouquet

  9. Kerry Donovan
    January 16th, 2014 @ 1:53 pm

    I adore the, Red & White Rose Bouquet w/ the Chrystal Trinity Decorations <3 <3 <3

  10. Jen Razz
    January 16th, 2014 @ 7:57 pm

    The blue ivory and silver go well together

  11. rebecca greeno
    January 16th, 2014 @ 8:02 pm

    Paper Flower Bouquet, Wedding, Blue, Ivory, Silver, Paper Rose would be perfect for my Tahoe wedding.

  12. Elsie May Wedding Stationery
    January 17th, 2014 @ 6:37 am

    There are some really lovely designs but I think you can’t beat a beautiful bouquet of real flowers!

  13. Justyne M
    January 17th, 2014 @ 12:03 pm

    I like the Wedding, White, Fuschia, Blue, Vintage Map, Kusudama, Paper Rose Bouquet

  14. Kia Tinsley
    January 17th, 2014 @ 12:27 pm

    I like the Navy Blue, Black + White bouquet

  15. Jen Razz
    January 17th, 2014 @ 1:41 pm

    I also like the maroon and teal together

  16. Tawndra Neal
    January 17th, 2014 @ 1:46 pm

    I love the blue/black/white bouquet.

  17. Kerry Donovan
    January 17th, 2014 @ 5:35 pm

    I adore the red & white bouquet <3

  18. Casey Barreto
    January 17th, 2014 @ 10:10 pm

    The red white and blue toss bouquet would be perfect for a July wedding!

  19. Jen Razz
    January 18th, 2014 @ 9:01 am

    I like the black and grey togethrr

  20. rebecca greeno
    January 18th, 2014 @ 12:03 pm

    Paper Flower Bouquet, Wedding, Blue, Ivory, Silver, Paper Rose would be perfect for my Tahoe wedding.

  21. Justyne M
    January 18th, 2014 @ 12:33 pm

    i like the Paper Flower Boutonniere, Wedding, Book Page, Buttons, Rose

  22. Casey Barreto
    January 18th, 2014 @ 2:03 pm

    The purple paper bouquet is very interesting!

  23. Jen Razz
    January 19th, 2014 @ 11:32 am

    I like the hot pink and green

  24. rebecca greeno
    January 19th, 2014 @ 1:22 pm

    Paper Flower Bouquet, Wedding, Blue, Ivory, Silver, Paper Rose would be perfect for my Tahoe wedding.

  25. Casey Barreto
    January 19th, 2014 @ 2:25 pm

    I’m really enjoying the white bouquet shown above with different colored buttons in the middle. Thinking white flowers with coral buttons would be perfect!

  26. Casey Barreto
    January 20th, 2014 @ 8:43 am

    Its so difficult to pick a favorite, I really love them all. I’m really enjoying how well this light blue and white bouquet goes together.


  27. Justyne M
    January 20th, 2014 @ 12:07 pm

    i like the Paper Flower Bouquet, Wedding, Black, Book Page Paper Rose

  28. Lydia Walstad
    January 20th, 2014 @ 3:56 pm

    The purple paper rose bouquet is beautiful!

  29. rebecca greeno
    January 20th, 2014 @ 4:24 pm

    Paper Flower Bouquet, Wedding, Blue, Ivory, Silver, Paper Rose would be perfect for my Tahoe wedding.

  30. Jen Razz
    January 20th, 2014 @ 7:53 pm

    I like the rose toss bouquet in red, chocolate and iced cocoa

  31. Jen Razz
    January 21st, 2014 @ 11:44 am

    I also like the gold and black flowers

  32. Kaylene
    January 21st, 2014 @ 12:09 pm

    The paper lotus is awesome!!

  33. Casey Barreto
    January 21st, 2014 @ 1:01 pm

    Adoring these red and white boutonnieres with the pearl centers!


  34. Justyne M
    January 21st, 2014 @ 2:07 pm

    i love the Paper Lotus, Music Sheet and Green, Wedding Decor, Wedding Bouquet, Home Decorations, Event Decorations by The Little Red Button on Etsy

  35. Kerry Donovan
    January 21st, 2014 @ 4:31 pm

    I <3 the Red & White Bouquet!!!

  36. Shar
    January 21st, 2014 @ 9:31 pm

    I like this red & white bouquet: http://www.etsy.com/listing/104986892/paper-flower-bouquet-wedding-red-white?ref=shop_home_active_6
    I am looking for a white & cream or a cream & beige colored bouquet but I didn’t see one.

  37. rebecca greeno
    January 21st, 2014 @ 9:50 pm

    the Paper Flower Boutonniere is really different.

  38. Gabby P
    January 21st, 2014 @ 11:42 pm

    I love the Paper Flower Bouquet in Yellow, Grey, Kusudama, and Paper Rose. It is so cheery and fun!

  39. Johny Salsen
    January 31st, 2014 @ 5:40 am

    @flower station says, Wow!! So creatively design paper flowers.

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