We are still taking our cake classes, but I want to get back on the wedding track!
I remember when I got married. My bridesmaids had sheer chocolate ribbon with bronze edging on their bouquets, and it was considered creative! Not that a white or sage satin ribbon, isn't beautiful and classic, but patterned or shimmer ribbon can add a special touch to your bridesmaid bouquets. We personally love polka dotted ribbon and damask ribbon.
Think about your theme...what is special to you and your fiance...what might be special to your bridesmaids. Bonus: ribbon is inexpensive. I know for a fact that certain craft stores carry better ribbon for $1 -$1.75 a yard. Check out your options next time you are surfing the net or at a craft store.