(Closed) Show me your paper flower bouquets

posted 8 years ago in Flowers
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  • Wedding: May 2009

@elopinginNYC: I actually make paper flowers, so the photos are bouquets I’ve made for others (my wedding got me interested in paper blooms, but I didn’t have them in my bouquet).

I would tell you that there are some really great paper artists on Etsy.com who are making paper flower bouquets, and there’s a wide variety of styles so you can choose from realistic, whimsical, or a combination of the two. 

(to filter out the tissue paper poms and see mostly bouquets, you might try a search like this one; it narrowed things down to about 600 items last time I ran it)

Personally, I love that paper flowers don’t make anyone sneeze and can be kept for literally years to come.  I’ve had several brides ask me to make their bouquet in a way that was easy to take apart so they could use the blooms as part of their home decor after the wedding. I think that one is so cool – seeing your flowers all the time and having that reminder of how much you love each other, even on the days you’d like to strangle him! 🙂

For anyone considering paper flowers for their wedding, I’d suggest treating it like an interview with a regular florist: talking about your style and timeline and sharing photos of blooms you like, being honest about your budget, and letting us know if there are any blooms you absolutely hate. It’s a challenge because it’s all done through e-mail, but I think you should feel a connection with the artist, be able to envision (or see photos of) the flowers they recommend, be comfortable asking for paper samples, and feel like you can make a deposit on your flowers and go on with your wedding planning. 

The good news is that I “know” some of the other paper flower artists on Etsy, and I don’t hesitate to recommend them to brides when they’re a better fit for what she wants or needs; they definitely fit the description above, and have the reviews to back it up.

There are also some great DIY tutorials available online, and while I threw my hands up in frustration and decided against making my own bouquet – what I wanted required more expertise than I had at the time, and I was swamped with other wedding planning details – they’re a great option for a lot of brides.  It can be a blast to get a group together for a paper flower-making party! 🙂

   

 

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