(Closed) BMs not having a bouquet or just a corsage, What do you think?

posted 6 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • 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
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Busy Beekeeper
  • 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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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
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Buzzing bee

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.

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