Post # 1
I’m bugging you all for yet more opinions on a new idea I had (stole) from another site. I really like the idea of having small 20″ white parasols for the bridesmaids instead of bouquets. I really don’t care for flowers, or the cost of them and I love love love the wedding pictures girls have with the parasols.
Post # 3
I’m not a fan personally…
Is something like this what you’re thinking?
I always think the bridesmaids look awkward holding them during the ceremony. And when I say always, I mean all 2 episodes of Four Weddings where the bridesmaids had them.
What about smaller fans? They’re less bulky and awkward, and probably cheaper and more useful.
Post # 4
One of my bridesmaids did this for her summer beach wedding. She had a large corsage for all the girls though as well. I thought it was cute and made for great pictures. Since it was at the beach and a hot day, it was very fitting. Any other type of venue, I’m not sure if I would like parasols as much…
Post # 5
I wouldn’t be thrilled about carrying one of these as a bridesmaid.
Alternatives: clutches, pomanders, fans, lanterns…
Post # 6
There are ups and downs to this. We had them for a photo op, but bouquets for the ceremony. yes it would have been nice for the girls to have them for the ceremony because it was hot as all get out and the sun was in all of our eyes. And yes it would have been cute. But when we were taking pics with them and standing close we kept hitting them together and it was a bit awkward. Just my two cents!
Post # 7
I think they are awesome in pictures, but look strange during the ceremony.
Post # 8
The ones I ordered are only 20″, so they are fairly small and can be easily folded up. I’m thinking they could be easily carried due to their small size. I’ve seen pictures of the bigger ones-not what I’m going for.
I’m going to go try to find those episodes of Four Weddings!
Post # 9
I like the idea and the thought has actually crossed my mind as well. But I don’t know how well the idea would be received by Bridesmaid or Best Man and my mom, plus I also love flowers.
But I definitely like the idea!
Post # 10
I loveeeeee the idea of parasols .. so much so that im using them 🙂
If YOU like it then do it … its your day! 🙂 xo