Fake wedding flower ideas

Fake wedding flower ideas for the DIY bride

There’s a reason why DIY, homemade and vintage wedding flower ideas are having their day in the sun – they’re easy to make, cheaper than real blooms and, if made with love and care, can look simply gorgeous as an alternative to real flowers. Here are some of my favourite trends in fake wedding flowers.

Lace posy

Insert little lace flowers with real flowers for a romantic, shabby chic theme.
Lace Posy
Lace posy, found on Elizabeth Anne Designs.

Hanging sunflower pomanders

Artificial flowers are perfect to hang from the ceiling as your guests won’t be paying too much attention to the up-close detail. Attach fabric sunflowers to Styrofoam balls, and hook up by a fine thread.
Hanging Sunflower PomandersHanging sunflower pomanders, found on Buzzfeed.

Cherry blossom tree

You can hand-craft your own little tree out of tissue paper by following the stalwart advice of Martha Stewart.
Cherry Blossom TreeCherry blossom tree, found on Martha Stewart.

Paper and foil bouquet

Bride Alison Formidoni had guests who were allergic to real flowers. The obvious option? Make them herself, using paper, card and foil. The reds, silvers and blacks in these bouquets perfectly complemented her old New York-themed wedding.
Foil Flower CollagePaper and foil bouquet, handmade by bride Alison Formidoni.

Foam roses

Who knew roses came in foam? The exaggerated outlines and jagged edges make these pretty posies look like they’ve come straight out of Alice in Wonderland.
Foam RosesColourfast foam roses, found on Ebay.

Brooch bouquet

The ultimate vintage statemenyt, brooch bouquets give you the opportunity to incorporate your something old, new, borrowed and blue. I love the scattered seashells on this design – ideal for beach ceremonies.
Brooch and Seashell Bouquet
Brooch bouquet, found on Deer Pearl Flowers.

Silk stems

Silk flowers are an oldie but a goodie, and these purple heart calla lilies are a classy way to go fake. Be careful with other types – roses for example – as the edges can fray.
Silk Stems
Silk flower purple heart calla lilies wedding bouquet, found on Etsy.

Fabric centrepieces

Fabric flower centrepieces are probably one of the easiest (and cheapest) things to make yourself. Use a mason jar or vase as your base and create your own display – simple!

Fabric CentrepieceFabric centrepiece, found on Pinterest.

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