You'd be surprised by just how many ways there are to "dress up" your flowers! Bridal bouquets with feathers, lockets, crystals and even made entirely of vintage buttons are just some of the creative changes that brides are now embracing in place of the otherwise traditional bride's bouquet. Personally, I don't think you need to do or add much to flowers to make them pretty, maybe a little jewel mixed in somewhere, like the sparkling starfish piece by Bouquet Jewels, but I know that I'll keep it pretty clean and simple otherwise.
However, I have always admired a bride who thinks outside of the box, and can see the "charm" in adding a little something extra to a bridal (or even a bridesmaid) bouquet. Many brides customize their bouquets for purely aesthetic reasons, some like the idea of having a long-lasting bouquet that won't ever die and wilt away, while others use the bouquet charm as a way to honor those they've lost. One sweet way is by wrapping a locket around the bouquet, with a picture of someone you love inside.
Whether you want your bouquet to be all sparkle and glam or simple and elegant, adding a wrap around the stems of your bouquet is an easy way to customize your flowers.
Photography Sources (starting at top, clockwise)
Kirsten Kuehn Designs
The Wedding Informer
For the right kind of theme, venue and wedding style, feathers could be fun! But be careful! They can get tacky QUICK.