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 fairly 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! Centerpieces, garlands… they can bring a really lovely handmade aspect to your special day. Even better is that there are *SO* many 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!

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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!

Perhaps you remember the tissue paper pomanders my mom, her friends, and I slaved over for my own wedding? 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!

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

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