13 Adorable Flower Girl Basket Alternatives

Give your flower girls something unique to carry! Let’s twist the flower girl basket tradition a bit and give the basket of petals a rest by making the cuties carry something that’s equally pretty but more fun and whimsical. If you want to do away from the conventional flower girl staple – the flower basket, here are 13 adorbs alternatives from which you may choose from.

1.  Rustic Flower Hearts – These are perfect for your rustic / autumn inspired wedding. Tie up with ribbons in your color motif for that extra dose of pretty.

1 Rustic Wooden Hearts

photo source: One Fab Day

2.  Faerie Wands – Make your flower girls feel like faeries for a day with these glittered and sparkly wands.

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photo source:  Jac Photography

3.  Flower Teapot – Fill up an old teapot with blooms for a perfect vintage alternative for your little girl.

3 Flower Teapot

photo source: Intimate Weddings

4.  Kissing Balls – One big ball of sweet smelling florals that you can also pair up with a flower crown.

4 Kissing Ball

photo source: Style Me Pretty

5.  Japanese Parasol – Having an outdoor wedding? What could be better than having them carry something that will protect their soft skin from the sun too?

5 Japanese Parasol

photo source: The Knot

6.  Flower Coconut Husk – Perfect for your tropical-paradise-of-a-wedding, fill up a coco husk with loose flowers or petals and have your little sweetie throw them out as she walks down the beach-perfect aisle.

6 Flower Coconut Husk

photo source: Style Me Pretty

7.  Flower Wands – Giant flowers a-top a wand in the most vibrant colors will surely catch everyone’s attention.

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photo source: Style Me Pretty

8.  Heart Balloons – Just because it is a romantic day. 🙂

8 Heart Balloons

photo source: Style Me Pretty

9.  Rustic Firefly Lantern – Fret not, you won’t be using live fireflies for this one but a string of lights inside a ball of intertwined rattan.

9 Rustic Firefly Lantern

photo source: Bragging Bags

10. Flower Cart – Have them push a flower bedecked mini cart or wagon. This is perfect for the littlest ones.

10 Flower Cart

photo source: Style Me Pretty

11.  Ribbon Baton – Wand, flowers, and tassels of ribbon in one perfect basket alternative.

11 Ribbon Baton

photo source: Elizabeth Anne DesignsMartha Stewart Weddings

12.  Pinwheels – Giant pinwheels and flower crowns in matching colors are not just less expensive but over-the-moon adorable too!

12 Pinwheel

photo source: Sayher Heffernan

13. Bubbles – Just how brilliant this idea of flower girls blowing bubbles as they walk down the aisle is? Very!

13 Bubbles

photo source: Josh Snyder


Cute as a Bout: Whimsical Boutonnieres by {etc} Handmade Goodness

A boutonniere is to the groom as the bouquet is to the bride – BUT, an alternative bout is to the more dapper groom as the alternative bouquet is to the fun, experimental bride.

{etc} Handmade Goodness is the go-to supplier for your whimsical, alternative bout needs. I have searched far and wide, and I must say nothing does boutonniere alternatives like them. Personalized, unique, whimsically-creative and indeed, handmade with love, each bout they make is a prized piece. Using a wide variety of quality materials, in all kinds imaginable, they can create bouts-of-your-dreams that are very coherent, very apt to your wedding theme. I love how they never seem to run out of fresh ideas and whimsy designs — oh dear, I tell you I haven’t seen anything alike! Here are my best picks. Enjoy! 🙂

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Photo source: all photos lifted from {etc} Handmade Goodness Facebook account

Ring Pillows and Ring Pillow Alternatives

Imagine this: You have just chosen the cute tot who will be carrying your rings on your wedding ceremony. To go with your rustic theme, you decide to dress him up in a cute little bow tie and suspenders, khaki pants and white shirt with rolled up sleeves, and perhaps have him wear a newsboy cap too. Oh! Will he be the cutest! The tacky, white satin covered ring pillow suddenly pops up in your mind. You think, ooooh, it’s going to be a little soo off from your theme if you let your ring bearer use this.

Don’t fret, detail-savvy bride. You’re not alone on this. You’ll go crazy-happy to know that unique ring pillow designs are now available, and there are tons of ring pillow alternatives – just in case, you don’t want an actual “pillow” – you could choose from. Scroll down and view my best picks. Enjoy! 🙂

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photo source: Ring Pillows by {etc} Handmade Goodness | Photo by Jaja Samaniego

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photo source: Style Me Pretty

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photo source: The Knotty Bride

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