Post # 1
I never even considered talking to a florist. I’m ‘eh’ about the look of flowers and I don’t need a bouquet to carry when I have both my parents walking me down the aisle. I briefly considered bouquet alternatives like mini parasols or something but decided I don’t actually want to hold anything.
Any other brides do this? Tell me about your no-flower day!
Post # 3
@virgomasala80: we are almost flower free! I also thought it was a huge waste of money, and if FI hadn’t been so insistent that he wants me to carry flowers down the aisle, there would have been none at all. I did compromise and spent a total of $140 on seven silk bouquets for myself and my bridesmaids, but other than that, there will not be any flowers anywhere, and I love all the money we are saving!
Post # 4
so funny! I was just going to comment on another Bees thread about this and then decided not to as I would have sounded rather smug!…amazingly ridiculous what people spend on things that will disappear within a few hours…never fails to amaze me what is spent for 1 DAY OF YOUR LIFE!…Encore bride here & what matters only is that I marry my soulmate…nothing more nothing less:)
Post # 5
No flowers for me either! (sort of.. but very excited!)
Instead of flower bouquets, my FMIL is making a fabric and ribbon flower bouquet with fabrics we already have, and we’ll buy some old silk robes/pjs from thrift shops. She did a trial run (I hope to post photos later! So excited!) At our reception, I’m going to sprinkle a few freeze dried rose petals around our lanterns for centerpieces.
I’m so happy we’re not spending money on flowers!!
Post # 6
I wish! I would be all over having BMs carry a cute clutch, or a book, or a lantern, or a balloon, or heck, NOTHING…but I like flowers too much. They’re just sooooo pretty – I always have a bouquet in my house (cut from my garden when possible, or cheapies from Trader Joe’s when they aren’t).
Post # 7
@StL.Ashley: haha i like all your other ideas too
Post # 8
Encore older bride here. We’re getting married in a gazebo in a flower garden, and my adult sons are my attendants. I opted for a silk wrist corsage since I couldn’t see either of them holding my bouquet! I figure we’ll be surrounded with lots of beautiful flowers, so it’s all good!
Post # 9
@OnceUponATime: the ribbon bouquet sounds cool!
Post # 10
@virgomasala80: Flowers aren’t important to everyone and that is absolutely okay. As long as you and your DH are happy with the way things turn out no need to follow any trend.
Flowers were one of my top priorities and we spent well over $8,000 on floral decor. That being said you can come up with beautiful centerpieces using candles and mirrors or other elements, you don’t have to have flowers if you don’t care for them.
Post # 11
I thought about it. I’m just doing a small bouquet for myself and a few centerpieces. Getting bulk flowers from Sams Club for $50. My 2 MOH’s will be carrying 1 flower down the isle. I’m not wasting hundreds of $ for flowers.
Post # 12
- Wedding: September 2015 - Historic Chapel
@virgomasala80: We will be having almost no flowers at our wedding. All i will have is some rose petals on the side of the aisle and some flowers in my center pieces,something similar to this pictures.
Post # 13
you arent alone… I have done everything but flowers because I don’t think I really care… my aunt died on 5/8/13 and they had roses on her casket, I took two in her memory at the burial and we headed back to the repast at the church. I forgot they were in the car on a 80 degree day, returned to the car and they were wilted!!!
so, why pay so much money for somehting that will die instantly… NOT DOING IT… think I am going to do an alterntie bouquet, perhaps a broach bouquet if I can find a resonably priced one.. not sure yet what I will do for my ONE AND ONLY bridesmaid.
Post # 14
I didn’t have any kind of flowers. They’re beautiful, no doubt, but so expensive and when I see posts from bees stressing out about them it seems like an unnecessary hassle. They’re just flowers. If you’re lucky enough to have them hold up throughout the day they’ll still be wilted by the end of the week. That’s big $ down the drain. I feel the same way about over the top wedding cakes as well.
Post # 15
@virgomasala80: Ooh! Thanks for the reminder! This is just a trial not. Not the right proportions, or colors, but there ya go!
Post # 16
No flowers for us!
Our ceremony will be 20 minutes long, I could not imagine myself spending the money for something you hold for 20 minutes and then it dies. I’ve never even seen bouquets that I’ve like, in real life, I’m sure with my taste each bouquet would be $500.
I’m carrying a brooch bouquet, it goes perfect with my blingy winter wedding and the girls will hold silver clutches.