Gypsophila alternatives for your wedding flowers

Gypsophila has a habit of sneaking into every single wedding. Think of all the weddings you have attended. You won’t have noticed it, you won’t really have thought about it, but it will have been there. On the tables, in the bouquet, even in the bride’s hair. Now we love Gypsophila – it’s pretty and light, and it’s easy to see how it became such a wedding staple. But it lacks scent, can dry out very quickly, and is just one of many beautiful white flowers out there. Check out some great Gypsophila alternatives for your wedding flowers below.


You probably don’t associate Narcissus with weddings. You might not even associate Narcissus with white. Bur for early spring weddings, pale narcissus’ like ‘Bridal Crown’ are beautifully textured and offer something a little unexpected. These spring bulbs look wonderful as part of a vintage wedding.

Sweet Peas

If you are choosing your wedding flowers with a strong emphasis on scent, then Sweet Peas should be high on your list. Available from early summer, they come in a range of pastel colours providing a strong and sweet floral smell. White Sweet Peas offer a clean, fresh, and romantic finish. They look great squeezed into jam jars or as part of a natural, pared back bouquet.

Sweet William

A royal favourite, Kate Middleton included white Sweet William in her wedding bouquet. This quintessential British plant comes in a range of colours; but pure white Sweet William is simple, classical and gorgeous. It remains in season between May and September, and looks beautiful when paired with other cottage garden plants.


The Cornflower is a versatile plant coming in all manner of sizes, shapes, and colours. If you are looking for light and white ‘The Bride’ is a perfect choice. Part of the ‘Sweet Sultan’ family, this pure white flower is sweetly scented and is even named for you and your day! Place single stems in clear glass bottles for a simple but impressive centrepiece. The Bride is available in the UK for weddings between May and September.

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Bishops Flower

If you are looking for something to do the job of Gypsophila and provide a lacy frothy addition to your arrangements, then you can’t go wrong with Bishops Flower. Also known as Ammi Majus, it provides delicate chandelier-like heads of tiny white flowers. Bishops Flower will add volume to your arrangement without taking over and is at is best in full summer.


Feverfew is one of the happiest flowers around with its clusters of tiny daisy-like heads. It’s available in late summer and has been prized over the centuries for its medicinal qualities rather than its beauty. Its sunny yellow centre makes it the ideal addition to a colourful bouquet, but it can be equally as beautiful standing alone next to relaxed greenery.

Create a bouquet or centrepiece that is a little different from the norm by leaving Gypsophila out of your wedding plans. Go for beautiful white bloom that will help your wedding stand out from the crowd.

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