Bridesmaids not carrying bouquets?

posted 3 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
2675 posts
Sugar bee
  • 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
852 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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.

Post # 6
182 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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
3989 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We did lanterns with lit candles in them.  It was really pretty.

Post # 8
1248 posts
Bumble bee

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
7654 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@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
538 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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
10899 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

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
627 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@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
828 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@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 # 15
1 posts
  • Wedding: September 2013

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:

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
462 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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 🙂

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