Weddings are meant to be remembered. Lives are forever joined together, and two families become one. The event itself, from the ceremony to the reception, is filled with memories of friends and family. Let your decorations be just as memorable by using creative alternatives to flowers at your wedding. Not only are alternative decorations fun and memorable, but often they can be prepared ahead of time and cost less than traditional flowers. Below, let's examine some flower alternatives you can include in your wedding.

Moss and Greenery

Just because you are not using traditional flowers does not mean you can't have some element of freshness to your wedding. Using moss and greenery, such as eucalyptus or ivy, is a fantastic was to still include a botanical element in your wedding decorations. Often, greenery can be purchased in mass quantities that can help stretch your budget even further. Plus, moss and greenery has a vine-like shape and continuous flow that makes for beautiful drapery and table displays.


Feathers are a fun alternative to flowers that add a Bohemian feel to any wedding. Depending on the look you are going for, feathers come in a range of colors, shapes, and sizes. Try mixing feathers with flowers to give bouquets and centerpieces a touch of softness. Or, create decorations solely using feathers. A single pheasant feather can make a dramatic impact for place settings. Add a touch of old Hollywood with large, cascading ostrich feathers. Or, consider including a small feather in your invitations to help set the tone and give a sneak peek at what the wedding will entail.


Decorating with ribbon is not only a cheaper alternative, but also gives you the opportunity to include your theme colors throughout the wedding venue. Instead of adorning the back of chairs with a flower bouquet, why not tie small ribbons in your wedding colors? Keep the tails of the ribbons extra long to add a dramatic element. Ribbon comes in every possible color, fabric, thickness, and style to give your wedding the exact look you want. Plus, just like with feathers, ribbons can be included in various parts of the wedding, from invitations to wedding favors. Try missing ribbon with other materials to create a custom look just for your special day.


At Nunu Decor, we want your wedding to be an absolute show stopper complete with decorations to make people remember your event. Our team is dedicated to creating the exact look and feel you want for your wedding. From bouquets to centerpieces, our team strives for perfection. To learn more about our services and how we can help with your special day, contact us today.