Post # 1
I’m thinking about changing the wedding plans and moving the wedding up to this Nov, having it in my hometown, and having a fall themed wedding. Anyways, I’m looking at some flowers. They aren’t that important to me. Sure they will look nice in portraits but I’m on a strict low budget and I’m thinking about me having a bouquet only and not doing a bouquet for the BMs or at the least having them wear corsages different from the mothers. The GMs are not having bouts either. I thought instead it would be nicer to just have the pocketfold thingys to be a matching color. They are walking down the aisle with the BMs so I’m thinking the bouquets will go un-noticed. The mothers will have their corsages, though. What do you Bees think and is there anyone who has done this? How did/do you think it would look?
Post # 3
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
Bouquet are nice because it give you something to do with your hands. 🙂
You can do really simple DIY flowers, like a gerber daisy or sunflower for each girl, if you do decided on flowers.
Post # 4
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
I’ll admit that I am awkward. As a BM, I would want something to hold just so I don;t have to figure out what do do with my hands when I am standing in front of a bunch of people. Maybe a single bloom, like the PP suggested. A sunflower would make quite a lovely statement, but a full size calla lily, long stem rose, or other flower would work equally well. As an alternative, your BM’s could each carry a clutch, a balloon, a lantern with a candle inside, or somethiong that has some sort of meaning to you and your FI. You have lots of inexpensive, non-floral options to explore. 🙂
Post # 5
At this point, we’re not doing bouquets. Just get them to hold their hands behind their backs so they don’t look cranky :).
Post # 6
I felt the way you did about flowers, but gradually got talked into them by every woman I know, and put down a non-refundable deposit. I honestly have regregretted it every day since. I personally don’t like real flower substitutes of either the fake-flower or “other item” variety (but to each their own), so I would have been perfectly content with my and my girls carrying…nothing. We walk around all day without anything in our hands, why is this suddenly awkward? And if they’ll be with a groomsman for the walk, then that hurdle should be covered anyway.
Post # 7
I did not do bouquets for my BMs and also did pnly pocket squares for the GM, but my BMs had muffs (it was winter) so they had something to do with their hands. Perhaps having them carry a clutch, or a clutch with a corsage pinned on it..
However beware – corages can be $$!! Sometimes it’s better to give your florist a budget and get them to fashion BMs bouquets within your budget. It can sometimes be as expensive as a corsage for a full bouquet.