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21 Most Unique Boutonniere Ideas

The groom is unique: why should he wear the same old floral boutonniere? Today we’re inspiring you to get creative and think outside the traditional bout box. We’ve rounded up the most unique alternative boutonniere ideas from around the web and we’ve included a little something for everyone. There’s a spark plug boutonniere for the mechanic, a compass for the sailor, a guitar pick boutonniere for the music-lover – even hops for the home brewer! We’ve also incorporated favorite wedding theme ideas like a starfish boutonniere for the beach, a skeleton key for a vintage wedding, and a cotton boutonniere for rustic weddings. Read on to get inspired and see which alternative boutonniere ideas made the list! (P.S. And, we want to know… what’s the most unique boutonniere you’ve ever seen?)

Alternative Boutonniere Ideas

1. Spark Plug Boutonniere

By The Ritzy Rose.

spark plug boutonniere (by The Ritzy Rose) - 21 Unique Alternative Boutonniere Ideas

2. Personalized Button Boutonniere

By Betawife.

personalized wedding boutonniere(by Betawife) - 21 Unique Alternative Boutonniere Ideas

3. Mustache Boutonniere

By Betawife.

mustache wedding badge(by Betawife) - 21 Unique Alternative Boutonniere Ideas

4. Starfish Boutonniere

By My Windansea.

starfish boutonniere(by My Windansea) - 21 Unique Alternative Boutonniere Ideas

5. Felt Rose Boutonniere

By Felt Flower Shop.

felt rose boutonniere (by Felt Flower Shop) - 21 Unique Alternative Boutonniere Ideas

6. Shotgun Shell Boutonniere

By The Ritzy Rose.

shotgun shell boutonniere

7. Bellflower Boutonniere

By Senorita Joya.

bellflower boutonniere(by Senorita Joya) - 21 Unique Alternative Boutonniere Ideas

8. Compass Boutonniere

By All for Love, L.O.V.E.

compass nautical boutonniere(by All for Love, L.O.V.E.) - 21 Unique Alternative Boutonniere Ideas

9. Guitar Pick Boutonniere

By Surroundings Bouquets & Accessories.

guitar pick boutonniere (by Surroundings) - 21 Unique Alternative Boutonniere Ideas

10. Pinwheel Boutonniere

By Southern Ever After.

pinwheel boutonniere (by Southern Ever After) - 21 Unique Alternative Boutonniere Ideas

11. Book Page Boutonniere

By Thee Paper Girl.

book page boutonniere (by Thee Paper Girl) - 21 Unique Alternative Boutonniere Ideas

12. Guitar Boutonniere

By The Ritzy Rose.

guitar-boutonniere

13. Cotton Boutonniere

By Yellow Lemon Weddings.

cotton boutonniere (by Yellow Lemon Weddings) - 21 Unique Alternative Boutonniere Ideas

14. Key Hole Boutonniere

By Savvy Couture, photo by Nelis Photography.

key hole boutonniere (by Savvy Couture, Photo by Nelis Photography) - 21 Unique Alternative Boutonniere Ideas

15. Nest Boutonniere

By White Tulip Boutique.

nest boutonniere (by White Tulip Boutique) - 21 Unique Alternative Boutonniere Ideas

16. Bow Tie Boutonniere

By Zelma Rose.

bow tie boutonniere (by Zelma Rose) - 21 Unique Alternative Boutonniere Ideas

17. Shell Boutonniere

By Surroundings Bouquets & Accessories.

contemporary shell boutonniere (by Surroundings Bouquets & Accessories) - 21 Unique Alternative Boutonniere Ideas

18. Skeleton Key Boutonniere

By The Ritzy Rose.

skeleton key boutonniere (by The Ritzy Rose) - 21 Unique Alternative Boutonnieres

19. Bunting Boutonniere

By A Bunny and Bear.

bunting boutonniere (by A Bunny and Bear) - 21 Unique Alternative Boutonnieres

20. Flower Lapel Boutonniere

By Hello Oliver.

flower lapel boutonniere (by Hello Oliver) - 21 Unique Alternative Boutonnieres

21. Hops and Succulents Boutonniere

By Bohemian Bouquets.

hops and succulents boutonniere (by Bohemian Bouquets) - 21 Unique Alternative Boutonnieres

Discuss: What is the most unique boutonniere you’ve ever seen? Tell us below!

Happy Planning!


-E.

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15 Barn Wedding Ideas Every Bride Should Know

Hello, hello! Happy Friday! Today we’re talking about rustic, awe-inspiring, best-of-the-best barn wedding ideas. If you dream of getting married in a barn, on a farm, or in the woods surrounded by nature-inspired, homespun decor, this is the post for you! We’ve compiled fifteen of the top barn wedding ideas we think every bride should know. We’ve combined both handmade wedding finds with Real Wedding examples to inspire your perfect wedding day. So, grab a huge cup of coffee and get ready to take in all of the gorgeousness that awaits… enjoy!

Barn Wedding Ideas

1. A whimsical ‘you & me’ sign.

you and me barn wedding ideas

photo by glass jar photography, styled by fete nashville via style me pretty

2. The most beautiful barn entryway. Ever.

barn wedding ideas draping

photo: john schnack via inspired by this

3. A charming red barn wedding invitation.

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wide eyes design

4. White paper lanterns draped throughout your reception.

barn wedding ideas - white paper lanterns

photo: lisa kwan images via style me pretty

5. This one’s a tie: horseshoes as escort cards (+ favors)…

horseshoe escort cards favors

photo: paper antler via style me pretty spotted via pinterest

…and these gingham beer cozies.

barn wedding ideas - gingham beer cozies (photo: jeff loves jessica)

photo by jeff loves jessica via wedding chicks

6. Cowboy boots for the bride.

bride cowboy boots

photo: katelyn james

And, of course, for her bridesmaids, too.

bridesmaids in cowboy boots

photo: katelyn james

7. These ring boxes for your ceremony.

his and hers ring boxes

by pnz designs, photo: melania marta

8. This gorgeous outdoor display with a birdcage card box, desserts, and photos.

Don’t forget the hay bales!

rustic barn wedding dessert display

photo: john schnack via inspired by this

9. A moss wedding monogram.

moss wedding monogram

by vintage shore

10. This wedding bouquet.

I’m still swooning over this bouquet featured in this vintage country wedding earlier this week. Lovely.

rustic wedding bouquet

photo: rodger obley photography | see the full wedding here!

11. Rustic napkin rings for table settings.

grapevine napkin rings

by pnz designs, photo: melania marta

12. A charming barn wood sign for your reception.

rustic wedding sign

by christy griffen

13. Mason jar lanterns like these.

hanging mason jar lanterns

by christy griffen

14. White lights… and a barn dance area like this one.

barn wedding dance area

photo: braedon photography via inspired by this

15. ‘Just Married’ bunting for your getaway car.

just married car bunting barn wedding

photo by meet the burks via rustic wedding chic

More Barn Wedding Ideas + Inspiration

Looking for more rustic or barn wedding ideas? Here are a few posts to continue the inspiration:

o Check out this DIY Barn Wedding
o Get inspired with charming rustic fall wedding ideas
o Your groom will need this ring
o This barn wedding will make you smile
o 50 Must-Have Burlap Wedding Items
o Check out these log bowls, this amazing ceremony in the woods, grab a few rustic chalkboards, this rustic invite, and quite possibly the most amazing rustic wedding menu we’ve ever seen!
o How to Plan a Wedding in the Woods

Need even more rustic wedding ideas? Here you go!

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Happy Planning!


-E.

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5 DIY Wedding Secrets Every Bride Should Know

Hello, loves! Happy Friday! If you are planning DIY wedding projects for your big day, there are a few secrets to help it go off without a hitch. Today, we’ve compiled five of our favorite DIY weddings secrets that every bride should know to save you a headache down the road. DIY wedding projects can be fun, but they can also be overwhelming, too. And, since holiday break may be an excellent time to get crafting, we are also sharing some of our favorite DIY wedding kits to inspire you. Reveal what you need to know after the jump!

5 diy wedding secrets

5 DIY Wedding Secrets Every Bride Should Know

1. Know when to DIY – and when to buy.

What’s your DIY skill level? Are you skilled at painting or more sewing inclined? Find your strong suit and complete a project that ties into it. One example of a painting project you may want to undertake could be a DIY wedding cake topper, like this kit by Goose Grease. It comes with paints and wooden dolls so you can give it a go:

5 DIY Wedding Secrets - #1 Know when to DIY and when to buy - via Emmaline Bride (image: goosegrease) #handmade #wedding

However, if your painting skills aren’t up to par – and you have a specific look in mind – it may be better to have a custom topper made. (This one is also by Goose Grease.)

5 DIY Wedding Secrets - #1 Know when to DIY and when to buy - via Emmaline Bride (image: goosegrease) #handmade #wedding

2. Know WHERE to buy (+ how to save money).

It’s also important to know where to buy your DIY wedding supplies. Yesterday, we talked about mason jar mistakes to avoid and how buying in bulk can save you money. This also applies to any supply item you can think of, as long as you’re sure it’s the item you want (or you’ll have a headache trying to return and find the right item). One place you can order online is Amazon, which offers any craft item you can think of (and many in bulk). I’ve purchased these muslin spice bags in a pack of 100 and stamped them to make my own favors. I’ve also ordered mason jars in bulk to save money – and avoid the hassle of lugging 50+ mason jars home. You can also check Hobby Lobby online (their online store is amazing) to place an order or see what’s in store; then, print the 40% off coupon and bring it with you to buy. Look for coupons from Michaels and JoAnn to save you money, too, and make an effort to buy items only when you have a coupon.

If you’re looking for handmade details, check out The Marketplace to snag tags, envelope seals, blank place cards, and more. For instance, round scalloped paper tags from The Kraft Room can be an excellent canvas onto which you can print guests’ names, attach to twine with clothespins, and use as an escort card display at your wedding.

5 DIY Wedding Secrets - #2 Know Where to Buy. - via Emmaline Bride (image: the kraft room) #handmade #wedding

Or, add a custom detail to your favors with kraft bunting stickers (also from The Kraft Room):

5 DIY Wedding Secrets - #2 Know Where to Buy. - via Emmaline Bride (image: the kraft room)

Some artisans are willing to share their craft with you in a DIY wedding kit. One example is The Crimson Poppy who makes a DIY paper flower kit you can make at home.

5 DIY Wedding Secrets - #2 Know Where to Buy. - via Emmaline Bride (image: the crimson poppy)

And, here’s the result:

5 DIY Wedding Secrets - #2 Know Where to Buy. - via Emmaline Bride (image: the crimson poppy)

3. Pace yourself.

It goes without saying that even if you want to DIY every aspect of your wedding, you need to pace yourself. Give yourself plenty of time to buy supplies, create your crafting space, and complete projects before moving onto the next one. Few things would be more stressful than waiting until a few days before the wedding to complete a dozen crafts. And, the crafts should be fun – not stressful!

4. Call in your crew to help.

Don’t go at it alone! Your crew – you know, fiance, MOH, bridesmaids, mom – are there to support and help you. Just ask! I’m sure if they’re special enough to be in your wedding, they’re nice enough to lend a hand. But, they can’t help if you don’t ask – so, ask, ask away! (And reward them with plenty of food, drinks, and make it fun.)

5. If you don’t like it, scrap it.

Last but not least, if you work on a DIY wedding craft and it’s not going as planned (which will undoubtedly happen), scrap it. Start over. Or, move onto something else. If you don’t like how something looks, don’t settle because you spent time on it; move on and craft something you’ll love and of which you’ll be proud.

For more handmade ideas and DIY wedding inspiration, check out The Handcrafted Wedding. I’ve even included step-by-step DIY wedding ideas that you can do at any skill level!

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