- 7 years ago
- Wedding: November 2011
So, we are having a rustic chic themed wedding on a very tight budget, and we are going the non-traditional route with our bouquets and bouts to save a ton of money. After I saw this great idea on Elizabeth Anne Designs blog –http://www.elizabethannedesigns.com/blog/2011/04/08/modern-glam-bride/. I decided I am making my flowers out of fabric like this…
I am using white and ivory, and I have about half the flowers made that I need for my bouquet and my three bridesmaid’s bouquet.
The bouts are done and this is what they look like…
But I am stumped about the corsages. I worry because I know a lot of women don’t like to pin traditional corsages to their dresses, and I know that some people do a wrist corsage instead. But I am not a big fan of the wrist corsage as it makes me think of prom. I have also thought about doing a smaller bouquet for mothers and grandmothers, although I am not sure they will want to keep up with it, plus my mom and dad are going to walk me down the aisle. So, it may look weird if we are both carrying bouquets.
Anyhow, I also thought about getting the mothers and grandmothers nice embroidered handkerchiefs to carry, but is that enough? And if I do that, what do I do about my female readers and guest book and program attendees? Maybe a small floral pin, but not a full-on corsage?
Or should I just not have any corsages? It is going to be a small wedding where everyone will pretty much know everyone else, so it may not even be necessary to distinguish the mothers and grandmothers, but I would still like to somehow honor those special women in my life.
What are other non-floral brides doing for corsages, and what do you think of my ideas?
Thanks for your help, bees!