Is this weird?

posted 2 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 2
1465 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

MrsMeowton:  It sounds like it’s very *you* so since you’re wedding is going to be full of people who know you I don’t think it’ll be weird. It’ll make people say “Oh that’s soo MrsMeowton!” 

For what it’s worth I look books and reading as well and I think it’ll look beautiful.

Post # 3
242 posts
Helper bee

I think its quite cute and unique and fits perfectly with the theme of your wedding!!!! Do it!!!

Post # 4
1829 posts
Buzzing bee

MrsMeowton:  I think it’s a really sweet idea but I don’t quite understand how they are going to carry them? 

Post # 5
2556 posts
Sugar bee

What you are propsing is very unusual to th point where it does strike me as weird but that said,it is YOUR wedding and any quirky touch you add will prbobley make it very special and unique.  As someone with a nose very sensistive to dust who would probably avoid old books like the plague, please be sure your books are well aired and dust -free so none of your bridal party ending up sneezing during your vows.

Post # 6
2493 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Um, you might want to consider the weight of the books, if your maids are going to be standing up there, holding them for the entire ceremony–although you could do something like have them put them down when they get to the end of the aisle or something. 

Just thought I’d point that out 🙂


Post # 7
3646 posts
Sugar bee

I think they’d loook very cute as part of the decor, like as centerpieces. As a bridesmaid I honestly wouldn’t want to carry something that heavy or that wide. After photos, the ceremony, and more photos, my hands would be hurting.


Post # 8
122 posts
Blushing bee

I think that is totally adorable! It would be one of those things guests would talk about how you incorporated part of yourself into the ceremony and how interesting it is! I really like the idea.

Post # 9
4653 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I really like the idea and I love how it is so you! I just don’t understand how they would carry them and hold them for pics and stuff.

Post # 10
5079 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2050

MrsMeowton:  I’m very practical, not into trends or novelty at all, so that’s where my opinion comes from: Flowers are traditional because they served a purpose. They masked the smell of lots of people gathering in a small space. Plus they’re beautiful and they represent the prime of life, fertility, youth, etc. Nobody said “these ladies need to carry something, what can they carry? Oh, how about flowers!” It came about organically. That’s why I’m not a fan of having bridesmaids carry stuff just to carry stuff. To me it looks forced and makes me wonder why. If I were a bridesmaid, I would not want to carry books down the aisle. And if I were a guest, I would think it was weird (or at least unnecessary). But again, I’m very practical. And a little old. (early 40s) It doesn’t hurt anyone, so whatevs, do it if you want. Your inspiration pics are pretty.

Post # 14
42101 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think it would look a little odd. Your guests will not get the connection with your literary theme until they see the reception decor.

Given that you are having a bouquet and not carrying a book, I would have them carry a paper flower bouquet made from old book pages.

¿Qué te parecería hacer rosas reciclando papel de libros viejos y deteriorados? Se pueden hacer flores utilizando las páginas de los libros.

Post # 15
458 posts
Helper bee

I like the paper flower idea!  To me, I always think either carry flowers of some sort or nothing at all.  And there are tons of tutorials for paper flowers, it could be a DIY you could do really far in advance, or have each girl make her own.

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