(Closed) Anyone NOT using a bridal bouquet?

posted 12 years ago in Flowers
Post # 32
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’ve decided not to have a bouquet. Although I love planted flowers and my Fiance gives me flowers once in a while (sometimes he’ll cut them from around our house) I’m not really sold on the idea of bouquets.

 My bridesmaids are carrying lanterns with some greenery winding inside & out of it. I wasn’t sure what I would carry. I thought about a crystal bead bouquet but those are pricey and I don’t have the time to DIY it. So I thought, why do I have to carry anything at all?

 I love love love my dress and I have a really nice belt that would be obscurred by a bouquet, so I’ve decided not to carry anything. I’ll walk down the aisle with my dad, and I’ll be holding my Fiance hands for the ceremony, and if I had a bouquet my Maid/Matron of Honor would be holding it, so it just seems unnecessary.

As for pictures, let’s use our imagination! There are plenty of props we can (and will!) use for our pictures. We have drinks to drink and people to hug and bigletters/signs/balloons/stars (our theme is enchanted forest/under the stars), etc. Really, anything can be used for fantastic pictures.

Post # 33
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Busy bee

I’m carrying a brooch bouquet and my girls are carrying silver clutches. Our theme is silver and white winter, there will no flowers so I’m going with it!

I think (hope) silver clutches are more fitting for a winter evening candlelit ceremony, they will be in long gowns, very formal.

Post # 34
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I’m thinking of not having a boquet because I’m having both my Dad and Stepdad walk me down the aisle, so it would look really awkward in photos in my opinion. I am however, thinking of creating a smaller, alternative boquet just for pictures and then having something small for tossing. Haven’t decided yet.

Post # 35
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@alishadhs4:  I was really against having flowers because, like you, I noticed that so many were lost behind them. So many said I HAD to have them so I didresearch into alternatives. I ended up with a small felt bouquet that I bought on etsy and a purple felt flower for my hair. They looked really cool (I got so many compliments) and I loved the splash of colour. Plus, I get to have them forever! 

Wish I could post a pic but don’t think it’s possible from iPhone (v annoying!

Post # 35
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: September 2015

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alishadhs4:  i am not carrying anything at all. And my bridesmaids agree it is a waste of money so they wont be carrying anything either. All of my ladies will be walking down with the groomsmen, fiance with his mom, myself and mom. Some of my family will probably be upset but there is no point spending money on something that wil be be thrown in the garbage. i am more comfortable not holding anything but my mothers hand down the aisle.  

Post # 36
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

I don’t know why I never thought of not having a bouquet until just now. But, it makes perfect sense! Why waste money on flowers that are only going to be held for 10 minutes (or about 30 seconds for the bride that hands hers off to her Maid/Matron of Honor as soon as she reaches the alter)?

Anyone have pictures of a bouquet-less ceremony?

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Post # 37
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Worker bee

For my summer outdoor wedding in a park I carried a small leather blank book from Oberon Designs with flower ornament attached to the cover. I wrote my vows in the book and then gave the book as a gift to my husband after the ceremony.

Post # 38
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Helper bee

I think I might want to carry a crystal bouquet (something like this) – hoping to attempt to make it or have a friend help!

Isn’t this GORGEOUS??  I love how unique it is….

 

 

Post # 39
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I did not carry a boquet. My uncle walked me down the aisle and I held his arm and his hand. I did not have a Maid/Matron of Honor, and I didnt want the hasle of dealing with the thing during the ceremony. In addition, I loved the front of my dress, and being 4’11, I didnt have that much “body”to allow the dress to be seen:)  Very personal choice, in my opinion. If it is not a money issue, have a boquet…carry it if you wish, or simply use it for pictures and throwing:)  It wasnt appropriate for me to have a throwing of the bouquet at my wedding…..everyone was either married or too old to catch anything – lol.

Post # 40
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

 I do not plan on having any flowers at my wedding. I’m thinking Pearl and brooch bouquet for myself and feather fan for the BM’s.

Post # 41
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Wannabee

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Oscar: LOVED reading this!   

Post # 42
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Wannabee

I am getting married next summer and have really started to consider having a bouquet as well. I am not a big flower person and like everyone else, I think it is an easy way to cut costs. I have seen photos of arm band bouquets, that are more boho/hippy style- but I think they are awesome. Also, you could always have a hair piece/headband. For the arm band, it is different from a corsage because it is actually on your bicep as opposed to your wrist.

Another reason I have debated on this is because my dress has pockets, so i actually will have somewhere to put my hands.

Post # 43
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2020

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FlipFlopBride:  I will probably be having a few flowers like maybe 10 or a dozen at the most. I see alot of brides have 2 dozen flowers. Then they get heavy.

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