Post # 1
I’ve been thinking about bouquets and how they really aren’t “me”. Do you know what is “me”? Handbags…
Also, it’ll be difficult to arrange flowers because we’re getting married in another country. So… I have seen this and I wondered if you thought it would be a good/bad idea. It’s a clutch by Anya Hindmarch and it can be personalised with initials, AND it can have a secret message written on the inside. I love it in cobalt blue – I also love the sparkles on the catch.
Please offer your opinions on whether you like it, you think it’s a terrible idea, whether I should just get a bouquet, etc.
This is the size of it… [sorry, no idea who this person is!]
ETA: Anya is one of my favourite designers.
ETA: This isn’t a decision to be taken lightly since it costs $720. Reasonable for an Anya, but still a sizeable sum.
Post # 3
So, per my own personal taste, I don’t really love clutches, but all that being said, I think those clutches are lovely and they’ll look great on your bridesmaids! I say, go for it!
Post # 4
I don’t know… I just feel like it may be a bit awkward walking down the aisle with a clutch. Like some people may wonder “why the heck is she carrying her handbag down the aisle!?”.
I’m not usually big on sticking to traditional wedding elements, but carrying anything other than a bouquet seems a bit odd… like you can carry a handbag anywhere.
Maybe I am just having a hard time visualizing it, though…
Post # 5
@MrsBee2B: If you think that bouquets aren’t really you, then go for the clutch!
I found a few blog posts however both of the pictures have flowers decorating the clutch, or one where the flowers are inside the ‘clutch’, which doesn’t seem to be what you are going for. You have to scroll midway down on both of the links to get to the clutch pictures.
http://www.the-louisville-wedding-blog.com/2012/10/18-alternatives-to-bridesmaids-carrying.html (scroll down to #10)
and here is an older topic on the bee, maybe this might give you some ideas:
Post # 6
I thought about doing a clutch but decided against it because I was worried they’d look less bridesmaidy and awkward.
Post # 7
If it helps I’m getting married in City Hall?
Post # 8
Hmm, I don’t know. I agree with @canarydiamond that as a guest I would definitely wonder why there is a clutch instead of a bouquet. But then again, if you don’t like flowers, go with the clutch. It’s your wedding, you can do whatever you want!
Post # 9
@MrsBee2B: Definitely go for the clutch! It’s more you, and honestly, who REALLY cares that you aren’t carrying flowers? I like when brides shake it up a bit and do their own thing.
Re: your update – my opinion wouldn’t change whether you were getting married at city hall, a church, a mansion, whatever.
Post # 10
@emstar168: Thank you very much for the links! 🙂 I’m not having bridesmaids, so I don’t need to worry about them, but I’d like to be comfy on the day and I don’t want to look “odd”.
This one has a flower ON it…
Post # 11
- Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta
I wouldn’t do it myself but I think it is a cute alternative and would double as their bridesmaid gift. Good alternative if flowers would be inconvienient
Post # 12
@ImmaBee: Thank you – that’s very sweet 🙂
Post # 13
I hate how much flowers cost, but I would do flowers or nothing. Anything else just seems awkward to me.
Post # 14
@Bubbles42: Thanks for your honesty 🙂 I’m already awkward enough!
Post # 15
I say flowers…but thats because I garden and LOVE flowers… I always check to see what the bride picked out. I couldnt imagine a wedding without a bouquet… but thats my personal opinion. Its your wedding, do whatever you want, but make sure you love it and it looks great.
Post # 16
To me a bride without a bouquet just doesn’t feel very bridal, but you should do what makes you happy! 🙂
Have you thought about doing a brooch bouquet, or a clutch with silk, wood, or brooch flowers coming out of it?