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14 Unexpected Ways to Use Flowers at Your Wedding

When it comes to using flowers as wedding decor, we've learned that the possibilities are endless.

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You might have considered carrying a bouquet down the aisle and having floral centerpieces at your reception, but don't stop there! When it comes to using flowers as wedding decor, we've learned that the possibilities are endless.

Check out some of our favorite unexpected ways to incorporate flowers (real or not) on your big day.

purple signature drink with lavender


Garnish your signature cocktail with a fresh flower. These sprigs of lavender look so pretty!

hanging glass orb flower display

Glass Orbs

Glass orbs are a simple way to show off fresh blossoms. Display them throughout your reception space or even on shepherd's hooks along the aisle at an outdoor ceremony.

shabby chic place setting

On Your China

Hosting a vintage-boho wedding? Opt for floral patterns at your place settings! Use mix-and-match sets for an eclectic vibe.

garden roses at place settings

Place Settings

These elegant garden roses look beautiful, but you could switch up the flower based on your wedding theme (think daisies for rustic or orchids for modern).

Blush bridal shoes with floral embellishments

On Your Shoes

We love this playful pair of sandals topped with blush floral embellishments.

embroidered handkerchief for bride gift

As Your "Something Blue"

We think this sweet embroidered hankie would make a great family heirloom to be passed down at future weddings.

floral chandelier

Floral Chandelier

Work with your florist to create a blossom-covered chandelier for your reception space. It's sure to be a show-stopper!

floral bridesmaid dress

Bridesmaid Dresses

Wow the crowd by having your 'maids or maid of honor wear floral-patterned gowns.

hanging pomanders

Hanging Accents

Pomanders can quickly add a bit of oomph if you're renting a space with tall ceilings. We love the tassels, too!

floral monogram sign


Personalize your decor by covering your initial(s) in flowers!

bud vase escort cards

Escort Cards

Add simple blooms, like these wax flowers, to bud vases that double as escort cards. Bonus: Your guests can take them home as favors!

groom wearing floral tie

On Your Tie

Grooms: Don't feel restricted to solid color accessories! A floral tie can be fun to mix-and-match with the rest of your look.

reception chairs with signage and flowers

Decorate Your Chairs

As newlyweds, you'll be the center of attention all night long, so you might as well be sitting in style!

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Ceremony Backdrop

An eye-catching arrangement of flowers is an unforgettable backdrop for your I do's.