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Most brides-to-be look for ways to personalize their big day, either with unique wedding decorations or favors. Some even use what may seemingly be called trash as a way to make a homemade bouquet.

However, this isn't the bouquet you'll be walking down the aisle with, at least not officially.

During the wedding shower, usually held a couple of months prior to the wedding, brides receive presents off their gift registry. Because the gifts are usually wrapped, there can be an excess of paper, bows and ribbons. Instead of throwing them away, some brides have called upon a creative bridesmaid to take the discarded decorations and gift wrapping to fashion a bouquet.

The bouquet is then kept in a safe spot by the bride to be used during the wedding rehearsal, typically the night before the actual wedding.

Don't worry about the bouquet looking perfect (it can be fixed up with tape). The idea is that there is a connection between the gifts from the shower and the wedding day. Some may even consider displaying the makeshift bouquet during the reception to show it off to guests.

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