Post # 1
I know this topic has probably been done to death, but I’m trying to think of alternatives to traditional floral bouquets (real or silk) that would fit with our 40s vintage theme.
For all the flowers needed (3 bouquets for attendants, my bouquet, and 4 corsages), we were quoted $150. Not bad at all, but I don’t know if I want to spend that much money on something that’s just going to die in a night. And while I’m okay with silks, if we can find something better than flowers for me to carry, I’m totally in. 🙂
Any ideas? I’m drawing a blank!
Post # 3
We thought about having our bridesmaids carry candles for our evening ceremony. Or little lanterns.
Post # 4
What about Fans??? I found this website that has 10 pages of fans!!! Can you say inexpensive! lol. (I haven’t ordered from them).
Post # 5
@Linz1231: I thought about having candles in nice little glass jars or something, too. I might have to look for more pictures for inspiration…I still really like the idea, especially since we’re having an evening wedding.
@[email protected]et: Those are awesome! It won’t look odd, will it?
Post # 6
long white gloves:
structured purses(bonus- this look is back in so you could find new ones):
if you decide to go with flowers use simple large flowers- magnolias, gardenias, calla lilies, roses
Post # 7
I like the idea of something other than flowers being carried down the aisle. I totally agree that it seems like such a waste for something that’s going to die. I really like the idea of a candle/latern being carried so I might add that to my ‘idea’ book since I want to have a night wedding as well.
Post # 8
I thought of having gloves for everyone, but it’d just look awkward since the dresses are short and fairly simple (and white). Purses would be cute, but none of the ladies (save for my MOH) carry purses regularly so that’d be sort of awkward as well. Fans or bouquets, I think, might be easier to hold. The quote I got was for ivory/cream roses.
Really loving the fan look…FH likes it, too. The guys are having pocket squares instead of bouts, which makes matching a nonissue. But crap, I just remembered our flower girl…hah, can’t believe I forgot her! I wonder if a little fan would work for her, too? She’ll be three by the time we get married.
Post # 9
I’m kind of having a hard time with a flowergirl being without flowers. Maybe I’m just not progressive enough. But wouldn’t she be a fangirl without flowers?
I’m sure this is just me. Feel free to mock me at any time. 😉
Post # 10
I think it’d be weird to have flowers for her but nowhere else, since we’re not doing decorations at the front of our venue or on tables or anything. 😉 And even if she were a traditional flower girl, we wouldn’t have her scattering petals (too messy!). I’m still trying to come up with a way to incorporate them…maybe we could make her a fascinator or something.