Flower Alternatives: Paper Flowers

This post is part of our wedding flower alternatives series. We all know that fresh florals are absolutely beautiful, but unfortunately, they can also be quite expensive! This is especially true if you swoon over blooms that are out of season during the month of your wedding. If you still want the look of fresh flowers without the price tag, you can always go an alternate route. Although the effect of beautiful fresh flowers is breathtaking, there are fabulous and budget-savvy alternatives to help you save some of your valuable budget bucks. First up: paper flowers!

The great thing about paper flowers is that you can use them for your bridal flowers or for decor! Use paper flowers in centerpieces or garlands… they can bring a really lovely handmade aspect to your special day. Even better is that there are so many different types of paper to use to create paper flowers. From lightweight crepe and tissue paper to newsprint or cardstock– the options for creativity and customization are endless!

paper flowerspaper anemone bouquet by St Judes Creations

I just love the look of this- who would ever know it wasn’t real? GORGEOUS!

paper flowerspaper flowers

This adorable DIY wedding shot by the fabulous Tara of Dixie Pixel featured TONS of paper flowers, all the bouquets and decor were made from paper! Beautiful!

tissue paper pomander

You could also make tissue paper pomanders.Β At only $5 per ball total, these balls of fluffy paper make quite a statement!

paper garland

This paper garland tutorial is really simple with the help of a few paper punches and some glue! I just love paper garlands- you can really make some interesting decorations with paper that don’t cost alot of money!

Boutonniere Inspiration
Mini paper flower boutonniere by CraftingbyKnight on Etsy

Mini paper flower boutonniere by CraftingbyKnight on Etsy

Corsage Inspiration
Paper Flower Wrist Corsage by JsWeddingFlowers on Etsy

Paper Flower Wrist Corsage by JsWeddingFlowers on Etsy

Bouquet Inspiration
Centerpiece Inspiration
Cupcake Topper Inspiration
Tissue Paper Flower Cupcake Toppers Tutorial from thisheartofmine

Tissue Paper Flower Cupcake Toppers Tutorial from thisheartofmine

What do you think? Would you attempt paper flowers for decor or your bouquets?


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Want more wedding flower alternative inspiration? Visit the posts below to see other options to consider instead of using fresh flowers for your wedding!

Editor’s note: Due to the pandemic, some of the general wedding planning advice we share may not be applicable or possible due to restrictions on events. Please adhere to all current regulations and stay safe and healthy! Get more pandemic wedding resources here.Β 

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