- 4 years ago
- Wedding: November 2013
I was looking through a bridal magazine yesterday and came across this- and thought it was kinda cool-
instead of my BM’s hacving bouquets, they would wear super pretty wrist corsages.
I know this will be so out of the question for a lot of ladies- but I’m open to new ideas!
It’s probably important to note that while I LOVE flowers, i don’t want a huge bouquet (I think it will take away/be too much with my dress)- and so my flowers are going to be small, which means the girs are going to be smaller. As with most florists, they have minimums when it comes to wedding bouquets. The estimate I got is for $80/bouquet for 4 girls- this florist is SO reasonably priced for everything else I want- than either way it’s worth using her. But here’s the thing- I used to do wedding flowers for a living- and I have membership at the wholsaler. I am NOT interested in doing my own wedding flowers, even though I would save A LOT of $$- it is VERY time comsuming, and it’s not what I want to do the night before my wedding. That being said, with the SMALL bouquets I want for the girls, $80 is A LOT- but again, everything else at this florist is priced very well and I love her work.
Also- for my sister’s wedding (also a cocktail and heavy hors’ dourvres reception)- the bouquets were gorgeous and expensive. But after pics and ceremony, they were put in vases- at the end of the night, none of the girls (INCLUDING MY SISTER!!!!) remebered to grab thier bouquets- everyone was having so much fun that flowers weren’t on the mind- so while they were awesome, they didn’t take a large role in the evening and cost a lot.
I sort of weighed the pros and cons:
They are smaller and WORN- so they beautiful flowers can be “showcased” all night long- instead of for a few minutes during the ceremony- and then in a vase at our reception which is NOT a plated dinner.
The girls can keep thier flowers with them all night long without having to carry them around.
They are less expensive (although this is not about the $$)-
It’s non-traditional and while we are having a formal wedding, we are skipping lots of “tradition” and doing it our way (no plated dinner, no first dance, cake pops instead of cake/cutting)
it’s not traditional
Bouquets are really pretty (and even though these are, too, they are not bouquets)