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Friday, 26 June 2015 00:00

For some brides a bridal bouquet is an integral part of the Big Day and their wedding would not be complete without a bouquet and floral decoration. However, if flowers aren't your thing, you are allergic to certain pollens or flowers , or you haven't got big money to spend in blooms there are other options.

Spanish fans: Fans are very much a part of the tradition and culture in Southern Spain so carrying a special bridal fan and not a bouquet is a great way to change things up from a traditional bouquet. There are still plenty of small family run companies making incredible ornate fans that work brilliantly as you walk up the aisle so you can choose from lots of colours and styles. Fans usually work out cheaper than bouquets and come in a range of colours so you can coordinate bridesmaids fans with your colour scheme and carry on the fan decoration at your reception venue. Ask your planner for prices and examples.

 

A book: In years gone by brides sometimes carried a prayer book as they walked into the church. Nowadays though you can buck the bouquet trend AND add special meaning to your wedding by carrying a book which has meaning to you and your fiance. If you have a special poem or novel which means something to you and your story then why not use this instead of bouquet?

 

A wedding purse: This is not just a great to carry a couple of essential or meaningful items but because you really can go to town to make this match your dress and outfit. You can have the purse made of pretty much any material in any colour, add smaller versions for your bridesmaids and, if you have a close family member who can’t be with you on the day, carry a memento of them with you in your purse so can be with you in spirit.

 

A wedding broach or piece of jewellery: This can be a long-lasting alternative to a wedding bouquet and something which leaves your hands free too! There are some great jewellery designers who will design something to suit your ideas or you can shop around online to find something off the peg to suit your colour scheme, style and budget.

Remember - ultimately it’s your day and if you don’t want flowers then there are alternatives!

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