Post # 1
I’m seriously thinking about skipping the florist entirely – I really don’t see the point of all the little bouquets and corsages. Maybe I’ll get a bunch of grocery store daisys or iris, put one in my hair and one in my groom’s buttonhole (and the wedding party if they want) and float the rest in my pretty glass salad bowl on the dessert table. Maybe I’ll pick up a wreath or a bouquet from a flower shop and put it at the entrance. But no “floral designer” as I hope the venue will be beautiful enough without them. Am I the only one to feel this way? Or just crazy?
Post # 3
No, that’s not crazy! There are tons of non-floral alternatives! I personally love paper flowers, they’re so fun and can be way bolder than normal flowers!
If you’re thinking of cutting it out because of costs, though, look into your local grocery store’s floral department. usually they can do it pretty cheap and low hassle!
Post # 4
A big reason is budget, but part of it is that I really don’t want to be carrying anything down the aisle. So logically neither will the bms, and if someone can’t figure out who the parents/grandparents are without corsages, why are they at my wedding? If I end up needing a little bit of decoration at the venue, I will talk to the grocery store so I don’t have to DIY so much. Thanks for that suggestion!
Post # 5
! Thank you! I absolutely do not want a bouquet and no one but no one will understand or support this and my mom and sister are planning on me having one. 🙁 I feel silly fighting them this hard on it but I do not want one.
Post # 6
Wow… it amazes me that people whose wedding it isn’t get so involved in the details – I think you should put your foot down and refuse to keep discussing it. But then again we’re announcing the engagement tomorrow so I have not yet had the fun of crazy family.
Try to tell them it’s not b/c of budget but b/c you want the wedding of your dreams, which doesn’t include a bouquet. Try crying at the wedding of your dreams part! (my mom’s a sucker for crying) Of course I only suggest this because it’s a personal detail that doesn’t impact anyone else – I don’t recommend crying-to-get-your-way as a general rule!
I’m going to look for non-bouquet weddings, to show how okay it can look…