(Closed) alternates to flowers for bridemaids?

posted 8 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
584 posts
Busy bee

Tissue paper pomanders…you could add a stem (pretty much any kind of wire covered in floral tape) if you want them to be carrying bouquets. Or paper flowers (kusudama flowers are pretty easy to make–I think Mrs. Poodle has a tutorial on them somewhere, or you could google it). Both of those could be stored flat in luggage and assembled during your trip. Kusudama would take a lot more folding and assembly time. What about parasols? Those would be a little harder to store. There’s a wedding somewhere on rocknrollbride.com where they carried lollipop bouquets 🙂 The sky’s the limit!

Post # 4
73 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

We got married in a church and then had another small ceremony on a Carnival cruise ship, so I wanted to spend as little on flowers as possible but still have something for myself and my bridesmaids at the ceremony.  So my sister and I made my bouquet out of fabric roses we made and my bridesmaids carried clutches.  It worked out perfectly because it complimented their dresses nicely and I even saw a couple of them use the clutch with other outfits throughout the cruise.
Don’t have any professional pics, but here are two so you can get an idea.
Also, button bouquets and feather bouquets are nice options you can purchase from etsy or make yourself if you’re a DIYer.
Hope this helps!  Good luck and Congrats!

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Post # 5
489 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Silk fans 🙂  What kind of style are you going for?  There are lots of options!

Post # 6
4415 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I’ve seen it where the BMs carried clutch purses, and it looks fantastic.  Plus, they have a fun purse they can use afterwards.

Post # 7
3148 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Oh there are so many things!!! My favorite would be a felt and brooch boquet…they are so cute.



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Post # 8
3364 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I love all these!!!

Anyone have thoughts for a Winter option?? =] We aren’t doing any specific Christmas THEME or anything! 

Post # 9
193 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010 - University of Toronto Faculty Club

My BMs will be carrying lanterns with candles. 

Post # 10
3148 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@CupCakeMeg: I think the felt one with buttons could work for a winter wedding as well..just use more whites and pearalized buttons.


Here are some other ideas though!

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Post # 11
1684 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

what about parasols?

And @Baileyh: took my fan idea. Drat.

For the winter option I’d totally do handmuffs. Stylish AND comfy!

Post # 12
3364 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I love the faux fur muff Idea! Because I was thinking of wearing an Ivory Faux Fur Wrap/Shawl for the ceremony, because mom wants my back covered (Tattoos) but do not want to have it covered with makeup!! 

Oh and the pine cones!!! Love that! We didnt want want to do anything TOO christmas’y because its still a wedding, but we love the idea of frosting and glitter’ing (lol) the pine cones! 

Thanks for the suggestions! Awesome!!!

*Lantern idea is super cute!

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