Post # 1
Hi – I’m getting married in December and going with a Christmas-y theme. I’m not using a lot of flowers because 1) budget, and 2) I’m uncomforatble with the waste. Sooo I need to come up with an alternative for my attendants. One idea was to have them each carry a hurricane lantern with a candle … anyone seen this done (or know where I can buy them!!!) or have any other creative ideas?
Post # 3
I like the candle idea!
if you are getting married somewhere cold they could use little muffs (maybe not so budget friendly though…)
Or they could carry nothing too and just sweetly walk down the aisle.
Post # 4
I like both the candle and the muff ideas! Both are cute for a winter wedding.
Post # 5
Have you thought about silk flowers? Those can be reused or sold to another bride. Or, I recently saw an idea on Martha Stewart’s wedding blog to make crepe paper flowers. They look pretty realistic, but it’ll definitely take time to craft enough crepe paper flowers for a bouquet (and if you’re like me, they probably won’t look like Martha’s)! Here’s the link in case you’re interested: http://www.marthastewartcrafts.com/?v=msc_proj_crepepaperbouquet-ht&SESSID=20c2d7b2240c063910722563ea3e1d9a
Although, then I suppose you’d just be wasting paper instead of real flowers.
I’ve also heard of some nursing homes that use wedding florals to decorate the nursing home. Maybe if you do decide to use real flowers for a bouquet you can donate them to a nursing home to brighten up someone’s day! Even bouquets can be stuck in a vase to be used as a nice centerpiece.
Post # 6
- Wedding: August 2009 - Bernardo Winery
Have you seen this wedding on OffBeat Bride?http://offbeatbride.com/2008/05/sandys-colorful-crafty-hip-but-wont-scare-grandma-weddingShe used Christman ornaments for her bouqet.
And if your worried about wasting the ornaments you could have ppl sign the ornaments at the end of the night and then use them on your tree for years to come 🙂
Post # 7
I know I’ve seen a picture of a bride carrying a lantern lit with a candle, but I can’t find it. It really looked beautiful…
Post # 8
I’m also not using flowers — for all of my attendants to carry them, it would’ve been $500! I can find better ways to spend that money.
As part of their bridesmaid gifts, I’m giving them pashminas. It brings in the color that their flowers would’ve, and if they need something to have in their hands, they can hold the pashmina up/against themselves. They were $36 each for 3-ply, 70% pashmina shawls.
Aren’t hurricane lanterns a little heavy? I’ve seen this done with brandy glasses instead of hurricane lanterns — if you’re set on the candle idea, this may be a better way to go (especially if they have to hold it throughout the ceremony!)
Post # 9
How about a bouquet made of something else? Like feather, dried wood with christmas ornaments, or just one single flowers.
You could also collect some wild flowers right now and make a bouquet of dried flowers. Or create something out of christmas garland.
An other option would be to find some beautiful branches and wrap around some led christmas light that work with a battery, you could reuse the lights after that for your christmas decorations.