No one remembers seeing a traditional
wedding without having seen the bride carry a wedding bouquet. Virtually every
bride walks down the aisle with some kind of bouquet, whether she knows about the
history behind the tradition or not. Some believe the tradition was insinuated
by the Romans, while many others believe that Greeks were the pioneers of
Reading through the history of bouquets is
interesting. You’ll find it surprising to learn that the first ever bouquets
carried by the brides were made of garlic. According to ancient Greeks, the
smell of garlic wards off evil, and therefore, having the bride carry a bouquet
Of garlic for her wedding was considered auspicious. Likewise the Romans
believed that it is auspicious for the brides to carry flowers because the
sweet fragrance of the flowers invites the blessings from the heavens above and
at the same time keep the evil at bay.
Years have gone by and the tradition of
carrying bouquets still exists, but like everything else, its meaning andsignificance has been redefined. Unlike flowers, brides have now started
experimenting with a dozen other materials for wedding bouquets. There are button bouquets, lace bouquets,
silk and felt bouquets, paper bouquets that make the bride look fancier and
more trendy. The best thing about such bouquets is also that you can make them
on your own at home, by simply following ashort guide to create button bouquets.
Brides want to experiment and showcase
originality in their weddings. Modern day brides are bold and outgoing and want
their weddings to be nothing like people have seen before. This is where button
bouquets come into the picture.
These are unique and individual
alternatives that are fast becoming popular. They’re catching up with the
latest trends not only because they look beautiful and different, but also
because they are more versatile in economy and durability.
So, here are some reasons why many brides
prefer to have bouquets made from buttons over flower bouquets:
While the argument of going unique withflower bouquets is not debatable, there are certain limitations to the kinds of
flowers, colors and textures you can get during a given season. With button
bouquets you can choose from a wide range of colors, textures, accessories, and
sizes. You can give them a personal
touch by adding items of your choice like brooches, pins, laces, and any other
accessories of your choice.
These are hassle free to carry and can be
prepared several days in advance. If you choose flower bouquets, the flowers
must be picked fresh the same day and even then there is always a chance they
mightjust wilt away. They don’t need delicate handling and leave the bride
free to manage and enjoy her pretty wedding gown while she walks down the aisle
Flower bouquets are bound to wilt within a
few days or even hours of the wedding, which is not such a pleasant experience.
Button bouquets in comparison are more similar to everlasting mementos; they
can be put in a vase and kept as a decorative piece anywhere in the house.
These are eco-friendly option for the
brides of the modern day. Instead of plucking flowers, these bouquets can be assembled
using old buttons lying in the house or with friends. They cost so much less
than flower bouquets and yet are far more versatile. They let you use your
imagination to the fullest.
Cost or Expensive – You Choose
How much money you plan to spend on yourwedding in entirely up to you, and unlike thought bouquets made from buttons
are not the choices for low budget weddings. There is no limit to how expensive
your button bouquet can be. It all depends on the how you accessorize the
bouquet, whether you use pearls and diamonds, or simple lace and accents.