Post # 1
….because I honestly just do not think they are necessary and they can get expensive. Did anyone else do this? Did people even notice and how did photos turn out? I feel like no one will notice and that it will just be one less thing they have to worry about carrying around. 🙂
Post # 3
Honestly, I think if anyone were to notice, it would come more as an afterthought. Plus, there are plenty of cool alternatives to have them hold if you want to have them holding something.
We’re going with flowers because I had an idea I really wanted to do with the flowers, though I fully understand the “waste of money” feel.
So, yeah I think skipping them will not be a problem, especially if you don’t feel a strong need to have them.
Post # 4
I have seen some beautiful pics of bridesmaids that have carried parasols instead of flowers. Could you do a clutch that would also serve as the BM gift? I have also done weddings where each bridesmaid just had a large corsage with long streaming ribbons, they were inexpensive and really modern!
Post # 5
You don’t have to do flowers, I remember when David Tutera did bridesmaid’s clutches. I thought it was so cute! He added flowers to them, but you dont necesarily have to. I like the idea of pinning a different feather or personal brooch to each one?
Post # 6
they do look good in pictures though
Post # 7
I really like the clutch idea. My girls will have flowers, but I can easily see how expensive and pointless they really are.
Post # 8
@Bao: Are you doing any kind of bouquet or they’re just not carrying anything. I love how creative some brides get: clutches, candles, ribbons… But even if they don’t have anything in their hands I don’t think it looks odd, who said bridesmaids need to have something in their hands?
Post # 9
@Coffee cup: I wasn’t planning on anything because of budget and I didn’t think anyone would even notice…I do like the clutch idea but with being only 40 days away and not having any money in the budget left (plus I already got them gifts), I’m thinking of just doing nothing….
Post # 10
i’m only having bouquets for me and my two adult bm, the 4 junior bm will have corsages, imo kids just want to put them down after 10 minutes, i’m making all mine.
i was thinking of just giving them all a long stem red rose each.
Post # 11
I don’t think I’m going to have any flowers at all. I quite fance a brooch bouquet for me and nothing for the BMs.
Post # 12
am doing clutches for my BM,, unless I fail to find the perfect ones!
Post # 13
I don’t think it’s a hard and fast rule to have anything to carry, but I can see why I might be a good idea to have something. I saw a wedding where the BMs didn’t have anything, and there was a lot of hand fidgeting going on from a few of them. It looked a little odd and was distracting. If the BMs can keep their hands still, then wonderful!
If you’re worried about cost…my advice would be to keep an eye on the sales at Jo-Anns, Michaels and Hobby Lobby. I’m making my own bouquets using silk flowers, and I got everything for around $75 for 5 bridesmaid bouquets, groomsmens’ bouts, and my own bouquet. Not a bad deal when you consider that it’s usually upwards of $100 for the bride’s flowers alone! I don’t think my prototype looks bad at all…