Flower/bouquets Alternatives

posted 3 years ago in Flowers
  • poll: What should my bridesmaid hold?
    Balloons : (0 votes)
    Parasols : (3 votes)
    10 %
    Clutches/purses : (6 votes)
    21 %
    Lanterns/candles : (6 votes)
    21 %
    A single flower : (12 votes)
    41 %
    Nothing : (1 votes)
    3 %
    Other (see below) : (1 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    6525 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @Thrburko89:  what about a basket filled with fake flower? Ive seen that and its very cute. You go to Michaels or Walmart and get some cheap baskets and some little floral arrangement

    Post # 4
    Hostess
    10891 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @Thrburko89: Mine carried a clutch so as to incorporate the theme and I figured it would be somewhere for the lip gloss etc.

    Post # 6
    Member
    1041 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    Since I’m having a winter wedding and if you’re having yours in July in Australia it seems like you are too. This is what I’m doing:

     

    Everyone will walk down the aisle in faux fur wraps and muffs instead of doing flowers. 🙂

     

    Post # 7
    Member
    550 posts
    Busy bee

    I’m in the same boat! I am so not a fan of flowers but will most likely DIY a flower thingy (I’m a people pleaser and my family can’t imagine a wedding without flowers). I love the idea of a parasol but I’m just not sure of the logistics of it. Plus I’m a clutz and would hit my FI in the eye with it. 🙂 I think depending on what time of day, the lanterns could be stunning. The thing I saw on Pintrest (BOO!!) that I adore is pinwheels. It looks so cute! And the guys would have a mini pinwheel instead of the flower. 

    Post # 9
    Hostess
    8680 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    A voted a single flower.

    I find the clutch/purse thing really weird.

    Post # 10
    Member
    127 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I’m in Australia getting married in July too. I am considering candles or lanterns. I’m not sure how this will look though. I agree OP the cost of flowers is ludicrous!

    Post # 11
    Member
    571 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @Thrburko89:  

    If you’re having the wedding in the evening, then lanterns would be gorgeous! Especially if it’s dark enough for them to be lit? Do you have a theme?

    A single stem flower can be very elegant. Perhaps a single lily, garden rose/peony or a single bunch of hydrangeas should be quite inexpensive.

    I personally find bridesmaids holding purses/clutches whilst walking down the aisle to be slightly weird, but that’s just me.

    Post # 13
    Member
    127 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    @Thrburko89:  Oh really? I will do a google search. Thank you!

    Post # 14
    Member
    571 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @Thrburko89:  Lanterns would totally work! Mismatched vintage-y ones could be interesting. You’ve got a bit of time to hunt some down at good prices, otherwise they can get quite pricey too!

     

     

    Post # 15
    Member
    43 posts
    Newbee

    What about watering cans? You could do ribbons in your colors hanging from the handle, sort of cascading down one side of the can. Then you could do fake ivy coming out of the middle. Maybe even add some lights to them, battery operated, and use them at the reception on escort, cake, sweets table, or on the bar or head table? 

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