What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

The Thrifty Nosegay*:


*Sounds like a book by Edward Gorey

For years, I have been aware that there are makers who will create a replica of your bridal bouquet as a keepsake, but this is something new. There’s a growing trend among modern brides to skip the traditional real flower bouquets and instead carry one made of paper. I like them quite a bit more than traditional bouquets, and, if properly preserved, they can be kept for a lifetime! Whether your taste is hyper-realistic, impressionistic, or minimal, the benefits of paper bouquets are countless: they’re cost effective, they’re hardier than real flowers, they weigh less, they’re less likely to stain your wedding dress (this happened to me), they cost very little to ship so you can comparison shop rather than having to pay an exorbitant price to your local florist, you’re not limited to real floral shapes or colors, and they can be made from recycled materials, so they can even be good for the planet!

There’s a million ways to customize them. You’re only limited by the bounds of your own imagination. Bouquets can be made from traditional colored paper, metallic papers, crepe paper, origami papers, from wrapping paper, glitter paper, newsprint, book pages, sheet music, maps, or from handmade papers with real flowers embedded in them!

And if you’re feeling creative (or just thrifty), you can even make your own!

Here are a few of my faves (on Etsy, naturally), but if you’re interested, I recommend you take a look around yourself. There are thousands more available, and I’m sure you can find exactly what you want. Enjoy!


Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

29 thoughts on “The Thrifty Nosegay*:

  1. Where was this when I got married???! OMG these are amazing. Thank you for posting. 🙂

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  2. Who knew? So pretty though, that I’d consider it if I was getting married now days.

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  3. Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful. A couple of years ago a friend had her flowers ‘freeze dried’.

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  4. These are all gorgeous. I especially like the ones that incorporate text and music paper. I wish these had been a thing when I got married. I couldn’t have real flowers in my bouquet because of allergies so I had silk flowers. I would have much preferred these paper ones. Maybe at my next wedding… ha ha!

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  5. What an interesting idea! Especially for those allergic to real flowers!

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  6. This is a fabulous idea! I wouldn’t mind having something like this just as a center piece on the table. I have a black thumb. These I wouldn’t kill.

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  8. I love Edward Gorey- it does sound like something he would come up with!

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  9. These are stunning. My daughter made her own for her wedding and they were so beautiful. I was so impressed by her creations. It’s nice to see other variations.

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  10. Love this idea! Thanks for sharing it.

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  11. What beautiful flowers! Do have a go at making your own bouquet.

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  12. Its all so pretty! I’m really struggling with the lily and the rose though, but look what I’ve done so far , back to watching YoutTube tutorials this weekend hahahaha

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  13. Very nice content on Paper Bouquet! Love it

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  14. Paper flowers are really becoming more popular – with the growing trend for themed wedding (especially comic/superhero) the paper flowers I make are ideal for bouquets, buttonholes and decor 🙂

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