Post # 1
Just wondering if anyone did not or is not planning to have bouquets for themselves and/or their BMs?
We’ve booked a florist and all, but the more I think about carrying around a bunch of flowers all day the more I’m unsure if I want to bother! I’m not really a “flowery” kinda gal. Maybe it’ll be lovely to have, but just wondering if there are any alternatives I haven’t considered.
Did you carry a bouquet, or do you plan to? If not, did/will you and your BMs carry anything else?
Post # 3
I don’t know what style your wedding is, but here’s a few ideas:
I saw on an episode of “My Fair Wedding” where they girls carried clutches rather than flowers.
There’s a shell bouquets on Martha Stewart’s webpage: http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/article/shell-bouquet-how-to
I’ve also seen bouquets made of broches, buttons, etc.
Or you could have feather bouquets.
Or just greens or herbs and no flowers.
Post # 4
- Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden
I’m going to carry a brooch bouquet, and my bridesmaids are going to carry fans instead of flowers.
Post # 5
I don’t plan on carrying anything!
Like many wedding traditions, carrying a bouquet, clutch, book, whatever is optional. I won’t feel any less like a bride without a bouquet, and I tend to think of them as a waste of money. Ours is a winter wedding, and our decor is a mix of evergreen boughs, wreaths, pinecones, and candles — no flowers.
Also, both of my parents are walking me down the aisle, so I can’t hold a bouquet then. Once I get to my place, I’d have to hand it to someone to hold anyway. I’d get it back to recess down the aisle, then it would go… where? I’m not doing a bouquet toss, and our cake isn’t traditional, so it would essentially go to waste.
The only accessories I’m considering are a small decorated lantern to hold or use as a prop during some pictures, and/or a muff for our outdoor pictures. I’m only having one female attendant, and she might get the lantern.
Post # 6
Those are great ideas! I think I might look into clutches for the bridesmaids… and I would be fine to carry nothing.
Thanks Bees 🙂
Post # 7
No, I’m not carrying anything (but my wedding is with 8 people in a public park!), so I think it’s fine. However, I’ve seen a horseshoe on ribbon and I know that Donald Trump’s wife carried rosary beads instead of a bouquet when she got married. And if you have a pooch, you can always carry their leash!
Oh yeah–this other girl I saw on a blog had a ROCKIN’ “bouquet” that was basically a bunch of peacock feathers! It looked amazing!
Post # 8
I’m planning on carrying a bouquet, but I will have parasols for my girls. And I’ll be tying ribbons on them 🙂
Post # 9
I’m not having a bouquet – I’m having my Aunts white brides bible with a single white rose in it and some glitter. My dress is huge so I don’t want big flowers x
Post # 10
I went back and forth about carrying a bouquet. I went so far as to buy clutches for all of the women in the wedding party. And then, my fiance said that he’d prefer flowers because they add visual interest to the pictures. He’s taken all of my random DIY projects in stride, and even helped with several of them. So, since he wanted this one little thing, we’re carrying bouquets.
Post # 11
I lovelovelove the idea of parasols, but our wedding is at 8pm and well it really just doesnt make sense. Im caring a bouquet unless I find something else, but my BMs are going to carry lanterns. Ive also seen sparklers, which I think are really awesome BUT scare me a little, since I envision my sister accidently lighting me on fire! Let me know if you find something interesting im always keeping my eyes peeled
Post # 12
Hey!! Our wedding is Sunday and I went with giant pinwheels for my bridesmaids!!
They are sooo cute, mine are all white & yellow. I bought them on etsy…
Post # 13
I won’t be carrying flowers. I’m going to carry a teapot, which will be used during our ceremony. I’m not sure what I’ll have my two BMs carry. I like sloth’s fan idea a lot! I may also have them carry a DIY-ed bundle of peacock feathers.
Post # 14
@stefanieastronaut: I LOVE those!! Not sure if Fiance would go for it, but I’m definitely going to check! Hope you post pictures… and good luck! Only two more sleeps!! 🙂