UPDATED 2019 | Hi, loves! Emma here. Do you love fresh flowers, but fake flower bouquets are winning you over? You’re not alone; many brides are opting for alternative wedding bouquets to save money and have a lasting keepsake from the wedding day. If I had known about fake flower bouquets when I got married, you bet I would still have it in a vase on my desk. :)
If you’re hesitant to go with alternative flowers, it may be because you haven’t seen bouquets like these before! If you’re picturing an arts & crafts-y flower bouquet, think again; these top picks rival even the prettiest of fresh floral blooms!
To inspire you, we have thirty-two of our favorite faux wedding bouquets in this list, all handmade with materials from silk to fabric to wood to paper — even buttons! Enjoy!
Fake Flower Bouquets That Look Real
First, let’s talk about why fake flower bouquets make total sense when it comes to your wedding — and what you’ll want to look for. The best artificial wedding flowers are floral blooms that look real — or have beautiful handcrafted touches to make it more personalized for you. Here’s are three points why fake flower bouquets for weddings is a brilliant idea.
1. Fake flower bouquets last forever.
The concept of a bouquet that lasts forever is a pretty strong argument. Who wants to throw hard-earned money in the trash, just a few days after the wedding? No wilting. No drooping. No faded color. Just beautiful long-lasting flowers that look real and can be displayed at home for years to come.
Plus, these are fake flowers that look real, so they don’t look like those plastic-y silk flowers at a craft store.
Doesn’t this make an awesome centerpiece? By RiversEdgeRelics.
2. Artificial flower bouquets are more customizable.
If you want, say, peonies in October, you’re going to pay a LOT for them. Peonies are expensive in-season… can you imagine them out of season? But if you get a fake bouquet, you can customize it exactly to your liking. Any flower is in season when the flowers are silk. ;) This also means you can really play up your color palette, selecting individual blooms that tie in your overall theme and colors with ease (for less money vs. fresh flowers).
Besides the color and bloom options, consider the difference of handmade bouquets vs. fresh flowers when it comes to accents. With artificial flower bouquets, you can add brooches, buttons, vintage lace, felt, silk, beads, etc. to really put your own handcrafted touch on it. (P.S. Here’s where to buy brooches in bulk if making your own bouquet.)
3. Silk wedding bouquets are lovingly handmade.
Getting a fake flower bouquet doesn’t mean you’ll have to give it a go and DIY your way through it — instead, enlist the help of a professional who spends their days perfecting the craft of artificial wedding bouquets. Let someone who has a passion for their flower craft design something you’re really going to love; in the process, you’re supporting small business and you’ll have a lifelong memento of your wedding to display.
So, it all sounds great — what’s the catch? Some brides argue that the bouquet won’t smell like flowers, but here’s the thing: no one is going to smell the bouquet but you. So, really, if you can live without it smelling authentic, then who’s going to know? Or care? No big deal, we say!
Alternative flower bouquets are a popular choice for couples who suffer from allergies; one less thing to worry about on your wedding day — and in your photos. And if you’re getting married in a humid climate, you won’t need to worry about the flowers wilting or looking a little worn in a short amount of time. Fake flower bouquets for weddings look fresh and absolutely perfect all day long.
Now that you know everything there is to know about fake flowers, on to the list! See which fake flower bouquets made our list of top picks… and tell us, which one is your favorite?
Fake Flower Bouquets
These gorgeous sola and succulent fake flower bouquets
To be honest, I’d take these succulent and sola flowers over fresh flowers any day.
This stunning silk flower bouquet
This is completely handmade with individual silk flowers, all hand-cut and made from scratch. By HBWbouquets.
Here’s an up-close photo so you can see the impeccable detail:
Amazing. Buy it here.
This soft fake bouquet
Gorgeous. By MyFlowerCrush.
This handcrafted paper flower bouquet
These fake flower bouquets from PaperBloomsLGD are made of paper. Look at the attention to detail here! That succulent is incredible. Buy it here.
And here’s another, simply because I can’t get over how intricate these are. This one is made of peach peonies and teal succulents.
This luxe sola flower bouquet
These sola flower bouquets get me
These David Austin inspired fake flower bouquets
If you love the look of David Austin roses, get ready for that incredible bloom all year long. These fake flowers from WowBloomRoom are truly incredible.
These rustic sola and burlap fake flower bouquets
Great for a country wedding! The colors are all customizable with many color options available. I’m loving the burlap rosettes on these bouquets, too. By CarolinaRosaDesigns.
This incredible blush and blue sola bouquet
There are many gorgeous fake flower bouquets over at Pine and Petal Weddings, but this one is a real show-stopper.
This incredible paper flower bouquet
Each bloom is handmade… with paper! So pretty! By PAPERandPEONY.
This eucalyptus artificial garden bouquet
This rustic navy and cream colored bouquet
Another perfect keep-forever bouquet! This one is by TheSunnyBeeBride.
This anemone, white rose and pearl brooch bouquet
This dried flower bouquet featuring dusty roses
This bouquet made from book page rosettes
This cascading faux boho bouquet
This colorful brooch bouquet
By TTbyTracyLundmark. Photo by Kristina Rust Photography.
This large navy sage and eucalyptus bouquet
This deep blue button bouquet
Perfect as your something blue! By Nic’s Button Buds.
This hot pink sola flower bouquet
Such a pretty pop of pink! By PineandPetalWeddings.
This handmade bouquet featuring crystals and berry flowers
What a gorgeous color palette for fall and winter. By Emici Livet.
This wood flower bouquet with pops of aqua
What a color pretty palette! This is one of my favorite fake flower bouquets. By Pine and Petal Weddings.
This colorful peony bouquet
Great for spring and summer! By Magaela Accessories. Photo by Bibiana Ruzickova PHOTOGRAPHY.
This couture champagne flower bouquet
I adore these silk fabric flowers. By Emici Livet.
This jewel tone dried flower bouquet
By Westerwisp. Photo by Amber Phinisee.
This gorgeous dried flower bouquet with protea
This paper anemone bouquet
And… if you want to learn how to make your own paper bouquet like this one above, check out PAPER and PEONY’s brand new book! Designer, Chantal Larocque, released this DIY book on paper blooms called
+ You can find out more here or buy here.
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P.S. You can view more handmade wedding bouquets in The Marketplace at Emmaline Bride, featuring unique handmade wedding items!