Allergy-Free Flower Alternatives
April showers bring May flowers! But what happens when these flowers make you cry? I remember discovering this horrible fact when I was about five and picking dandelions with my friend Susan in a field by her house. The white sticky sap made my hands rash and the pollen made eyes itch, and you can figure out the rest of the story. I was a red, splotchy, miserable mess!
When I tie the knot, real flowers will play a minimal role at my wedding. And you know what? I don't mind at all. I'll be saving a lot of dough as well! And I won't get any pollen on my wedding dress. Not only are fresh flowers expensive and difficult to transport, but they're often not great for the environment. Just think of the pesticides, fertilizer, and other chemicals that often go into producing big, beautiful blooms.
I'm already debating the relative merits having brooch corsages and bouquets and whimsical paper flowers. Rather than using silk flowers -- I might use them for headpiece for my flower girls-- I think I might use one of those alternative bouquets and create sweet centerpieces that my guests will be squabbling to take home.
Posted by Natalie T.