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The traditional image of wedding décor often features a three-tier wedding cake, silk table linens, and most significantly, an abundance of floral arrangements. While beautiful blooms are an utterly romantic addition to any celebration, a bride with severe allergies shouldn't suffer to indulge in the luxury. Our etiquette experts weigh in on the best wedding décor alternatives to winsome flower bouquets.
If allergies prevent you from incorporating fresh flowers into your big-day, there are a myriad of alluring alternatives to traditional floral wedding décor. Succulents are equally alluring, and are totally on-trend right now. You might also look into strains of flora that are hypoallergenic. Specific breeds of blooms and plants that do not carry a significant amount of pollen will allow you to indulge in floral accents without throwing you into a sneezing fit.
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If you plan to completely forgo flowers all together, look to linens, plates, pottery, and candles instead. As for more organic elements, branches, moss, and fruit are wonderful alternatives to flowers, too. When planning your wedding deécor, remember that less is more; simply because you're passing on flowers doesn't mean you need to throw several overwhelming forms of adornment together as a substitute. Try selecting one or two primary objects as a central theme, such as candles and fruit, or candelabras and luxe linens. There is absolutely nothing stopping you form creating an incredibly beautiful aesthetic sans flowers.