Post # 1
At the moment i just dont have £200 to pay for my BMs to carry bouquets (theres 5 + a FG) for all of an hour + photos.
Ive considered DIYing with artificial flowers but worried it wont look that nice and may not even be cost effective. I also thought about fans… clutches?
I JUST DONT KNOW?!
So my question is:
If your BMs didnt carry bouquets, what DID they carry? Did it work? Do you have any photos?
Post # 3
- Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI
I’m DYI-ing fake/paper flowers for my BMs. I’ve also seen some great alternatives though too. Lanterns, Parasols, Fans, and Pinwheels. Here’s some pictures!
Post # 4
There was a Bee did a recap really recently, one of her BMs left her boquet behind at the wedding venue so in the photos they left out the BMs boquets. It didnt look odd at all. I thought it looked beautiful and made the Brides boquet stand out even more.
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Post # 6
Mine will be carrying hand mirrors! Basically if it can be carried and you like it then it can be used for bridesmaids!
Post # 7
We did lanterns with lit candles in them. It was really pretty.
Post # 8
I’ve been thinking to save a little cash to skip out on BM bouquets as well. I’ll be having an element of sparkle for my theme, so i’m thinking glitter clutches, like these!
Post # 9
@Rachael1287: I was in a wedding in July where we didn’t get flowers. To me, it felt awkward not holding at least SOMETHING (be it lanterns, fake flowers, something) but it worked out.
Post # 10
My BM’s are carrying candles. I am getting married on the beach and I wanted to do something different so we decided candles would be cool.
Post # 11
There are some absolutely gorgeous silk flowers out there. One of my bridesmaids is allergic to flowers, so she carried a silk replica of the fresh bouquets that my other maids carried.
You could also consider having your maids carry a single, larger flower, such as a lily, perhaps wth some greenery.
I also like the lanterns that @Ms_Purple: suggested.
Post # 12
@Rachael1287: I got my girls faux fur muffs instead of flowers. They’ll walk down the aisle carrying those instead of flowers. Since you are getting married in december you could do something along those lines. Mine were very well priced!
Post # 13
@jigga143: that sounds pretty. Are they actual open candles? I’m just wondering how they are going to stay lit on the beach.
@Rachael1287: You could also do a single stem – a lot less expensive than a whole bouquet.
Post # 14
@kimm99: Flameless candles.
Post # 15
I had nine bridesmaids and we did a very budget-friendly wedding. My bouquet wasn’t even fresh flowers! I got my bouquet of dried flowers on Etsy and for my bridesmaids, I purchased these fans from BHLDN: http://www.bhldn.com/shop-decor-decorations/crinkle-fans-10/productoptionids/fbcaeb8b-b90b-4e9a-9313-32da085940dd.
We simply wrapped some dried lavender around the fans with twine and I think it looked beautiful.
(Sorry for the frowning faces…the photographer told us to look serious. This is an unedited, unprofessional picture from a friend’s cell phone, so I apologize for the quality.)
Post # 16
Originally mine were going to carry wicker baskets full of dried lavender confetti which I think is a good idea but now I am also getting them to carry bouquets as I want them to feel special 🙂