Clutch vs. bouquet

posted 3 years ago in Accessories
  • poll: Do you think it's a good idea and do you like the choice of clutch?
    I think it's a good idea, I like Maud : (11 votes)
    19 %
    I think it's a good idea, you could do better on the choice of clutch : (7 votes)
    12 %
    I think it's a silly idea, stick to flowers : (34 votes)
    60 %
    I'd like to offer an alternative option… {aka: OTHER} : (5 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
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    30304 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    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
    Member
    7997 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    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
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    1298 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    @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. 

    https://rootedinloveweddings.wordpress.com/2012/06/28/an-unconventional-wedding-bouquet/

    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:

    http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/bms-w-no-flowers-instead-a-pretty-clutch#axzz2jc0H2uzB

    Post # 6
    Member
    2537 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I thought about doing a clutch but decided against it because I was worried they’d look less bridesmaidy and awkward. 

    Post # 8
    Member
    1254 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    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
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    839 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @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 # 11
    Member
    975 posts
    Busy bee
    • 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 # 13
    Member
    1590 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I hate how much flowers cost, but I would do flowers or nothing. Anything else just seems awkward to me. 

    Post # 15
    Member
    2562 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    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
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    1400 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    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?

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