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Flower Alternatives: Dried Flowers

dried flower wedding bouquets

When you're working with a small budget, you have to cut the items that aren't a priority to you. Like many budget-savvy brides, you may decide that you don't want to spend a lot on flowers. After all, while they are beautiful for the day, inevitably, they'll wither and die.

If you want your fresh floral bouquet to last beyond the big day, there is the added cost of preservation. What if there was an option that allowed you to have a bouquet that was preserved, made of real flowers, *and* cost much less than the typical florist markup?

Lucky for you, there totally is!

Dried Bouquets are an Inexpensive Alternative to Fresh Flowers

After some savvy researching, we stumbled upon dried bouquets. Basically, they are an inexpensive alternative to fresh flowers for weddings! They are also long-lasting and go great with a rustic theme. Plus, you'll save on getting them preserved. If you keep them out of the sun and take the proper care, they should last forever.

We found a bunch of great sellers on Etsy or if you wanted to DIY your own, Save on Crafts sells a variety of dried flowers. Check out these gorgeous dried flower bouquets, dried flower centerpieces, dried flower boutonnieres and more!

What do you think of these dried bouquets? Is this a style you'd consider for your wedding day?


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is the founder of TheBudgetSavvyBride.com, and author of the best-selling book,The Budget-Savvy Wedding Planner & Organizer. Jessica's expert wedding advice and money-saving tips have been featured by Good Morning America, COSMOPOLITAN, Glamour, and more.