Do I need flowers?

posted 3 years ago in Flowers
Post # 2
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

emviamama:  It is perfectly ok to minimize or have no flowers. Given your Mom’s allergies, you could also use silk flowers. There are some amazing products ut there.

Junior bridesmaids can carry something other than flowers- clutches, lanterns etc.

The men’s boutonnnieres  don’t need any real flowers.

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Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

emviamama:  craft stores sell silk rose petals, if you still want that look on the aisle. 

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You don’t need to have petals thrown. Normally that is a task for the flower girl, and you didn’t mention having one. I guess your junior bridesmaids could do it, but depending on their age, they might feel that is a job for younger girls.

As for the petals themselves, you can use any sik flower petal that you like. Buy bunches of sik flowers and pull off the petals or the full flower heads.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

emviamama: Do you really need her to throw anything? Just have her carry something else down the aisle, like a balloon!

Or a sign or a pinwheel or a lantern… There are lots of options that don’t involve flowers!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

emviamama:  You totally don’t need a single flower at all! 🙂  There are SO many absolutely beautiful options out there… button bouquets, brooch bouquets, even gorgeous paper or fabric bouquets (similar items can be used for boutonnieres too!).

And for petals, what about having the kid(s) blow bubbles (or if they’re very young, use bubble guns to blow bubbles into the crowd)?  Or hold signs (“Here comes the bride!”), or hold a pinwheel or a balloon! Soo many creative and lovely (and frankly, more affordable!!) options! 🙂

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Sola Flowers are a great option. And we weren’t allowed to throw anything where I was married. My flower girl carried a beautiful moss basket made by my florist and she walked with a little boy we called a “page” who had a “Here Comes the Bride” banner. It was cute.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I am only having flowers for bouquets, corsages, boutonnieres. and a couple for at the reception site. I am still debating on real, fake or some of both.

We have 4 newphews in our wedding. 2 are the ring bearers, and the other two will be “flower boys”. But instead of flowers, one will hold a sign and the other will blow bubbles. Or, if they both want to blow bubbles – that works too. Then I’ll just have one of the ring bearers hold the sign.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

emviamama:  Thanks! I’m already preparing for none of them to walk down the aisle, as a couple of them are shy and who knows what 4 boys under the age of 5 will decide to do that day! But, that is our plan for now. They’re all my FI’s newphews and they mean to him (and us). He even used 2 of them in his proposal!

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