Post # 1
Okay, so I planned on doing bouquets for bridesmaids originally, but my sister decided to go ahead and order and make me a fake (which I did not want) and the price was like $50 for the fake flowers, but since she paid for it I’m going to use it and it is already very small for what a bride’s bouquet normally is. There is no way I’m paying $50 per bm bouquet. We are doing a vintage themed ceremony, so I was looking at different alternatives like a father faux fan or a clutch purse, but haven’t found anything to purchase, more so just images on google. What do you think? Any other ideas? I was wanting something with navy or light blue since those are the colors we are trying to incorporate. Also, where is a good place to look to buy something like this for an affordable price? I am not looking to spend much more than $15 per bm’s if it’s just a prop for ceremony, if I can find something pretty inexpensive. Too much stuff coming up last minute I still have to get and things going wrong. LOL. If you guys have any creative ideas or like any of those ideas and have links or pics to share, that would be great!
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Post # 3
I have seen some cute clucth purses on etsy and I think there was a few with a little flower. You could use that and it could be a part of the the bm’s gifts. My co worker made DIY wrist corsages for her bm’s that had fake flowers ,paper flowers and lace. It came out really cute.
Post # 4
I made paper flowers for centerpieces, and it cost me about 20 bucks to do 12 centerpieces. The tutorial I used is here: link
I am not really artistic, so a lot of the paper flowers online were just way too hard for me, but these came out great.
Post # 5
Karenina: Thank you for the link! I have a friend who makes beautiful paper flowers and tons of unique stuff, but she moved to CA and I’m in michigan or else I would have had her do something like that for me! I might give it a try! ty
MrsBlake2015: Thanks! I did look on etsy, but some of the prices for clutches that would work were around $96, I haven’t been able to find them for my price range, but I will check again.
Jaanat: Those are awesome! Thank you!
Post # 6
Not really vintage but each of my bridesmaids carried a large pinwheel instead of a bouquet. It was a cheap substitute and the pictures are adorable. Love the idea of a parasol instead of a bouquet too!
Post # 7
ahough2: Don’t buy the clutches on etsy, look on ebay, or in the sales sections in stores.
You’ll find something, cute addition to their gift as well. 🙂
Post # 8
ahough2: You could make baby’s breath bouquets for the bridesmaids. It is very inexpensive. You could also use it to surround your bouquet to make it larger.
There are quite a few tapestry clutch purses listed on Etsy in your budget- perfect for a vintage wedding.
Post # 9
1) Cheaper fake bouquets. Your sister may have ordered more realistic silk flowers for your bouquet, but you could get cheap fake flowers from Michael’s or another crafts store for $15/bridesmaid easily.
2) Single flowers. Larger flowers with long stems, such as calla lilies or sunflowers, can look dramatic when carried alone.
3) Bouquets with more greenery. If you want the full look, mix in more ferns or leaves instead of relying on blossoms to fill the bouquet.
4) Cheap bouquets from the grocery store + ribbon.
Post # 10
Feather flower boquets since u mentioned fans. U can DIY.
Post # 12
I agree with the parasol idea! You can rent beautiful parasols from Bellaumbrella.com — they have a few in the $10 range that are pretty and simple. If you can afford to extend your budget to $20 per bridesmaid, there are absolutely gorgeous parasols on the site with lace and ruffles.
I was going to rent from them for my girls, but it turns out my florist was able to make dainty baby’s breath and hyacinth bouquets for my girls for $20/bridesmaid. I had the same budget and color scheme (white/navy) for my girls, so you could try asking a florist about baby’s breath and hyacinth too! You could probably DIY them easily, but I didn’t feel comfortable DIYing flowers. Good luck!