Bouquet or not? What are you thoughts?

posted 3 years ago in Flowers
  • poll: Did you have a bouquet?
    Yes : (33 votes)
    94 %
    No (can you give any details of why, how this was received etc?) : (2 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 2
    2628 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    You don’t need one if you don’t want one.  Nothing wrong with that!  Traditionally in some christian religions the bride carries a bible up the aisle.

    Just as an FYI though, brides don’t carry them around during the reception.  They typically get placed on the table where the bride is sitting and it acts as part of the decor there.

    Post # 3
    465 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2016

    I only did flowers for the ceremony. I had a bouquet, boutenierres, flower hair combs for my maids, and a flower wand for my flower girl. It was just enough and they were beautiful. 🙂

    Post # 4
    9871 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2016

    Originally I wasn’t going to do a bouquet but ultimately decided to have one. It was nice to have something to do with my hands (I’m a fidgeter) and they are a nice element in pictures. 

    Post # 5
    3450 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    laura1206 :  I had one. I think they look lovely in pics. I had all the bouquets re-used as centerpieces at the reception, so I feel we got our money out of them. 

    The historical significance of bouquets was a practical matter – people didn’t shower as frequently and often smelled. The bouquet was for the purpose of helping to mask odor. 

    Post # 6
    44 posts
    • Wedding: October 2017

    It’s your wedding! Really whatever you wish for, but I would regret not having one down the road! Maybe save money by doing it yourself?

    Post # 7
    2297 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2019 - Chateau Lake Louise

    So, I’m doing this; they’re called EcoFlowers and they’re made of a wood product. You can order a variety of styles, they’ll do custom orders, and they’ll even add a scent if you want.

    Part of what I like about this is they’re durable and make a great keepsake.

    We’re having only one attendant each, so a bouqet for me & Maid/Matron of Honor & boutonnière for both guys are included in this package for $189 which is less than most florists charge just for the bridal bouquet.


    Just an option to consider 🌸🌺🌼


    Post # 9
    542 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2026

    Wedding dresses are  plain-colored (white or some light neutral color usually), so when the photographer took shots without and with the bouquet, I found that it looked so much better with a bouquet. It just gives it a pop of color and makes the photos look so much better. You don’t need to spend a fortune on the bouquet. Mine was made using silk flowers and cost around $40 but lasts forever. I still use it now as decor. 

    Post # 10
    852 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2017

    You can always buy your flowers wholesale and put together the bouquets yourself to save a lot of money.  If you want something simple, you can easily do it yourself without any floral experience. Just watch a few YT videos and practice. 

    My FH and I (with some other bridal party members) are making all the bouquets, bouts, and corsages. My Maid/Matron of Honor is also making me a flower headband. We are mainly using roses which are relatively easy flowers to work with because they are sturdy. 

    Post # 11
    2092 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    laura1206 :  I had a bouquet and loved it. It felt incomplete without it. Though I know people who have used a variety of things from fake flowers, to clutches, to balloons. As long as you are holding some sort of accessory I think you’re fine. 

    If you don’t want real flowers, you could easily do an artificial bouquet and sell it after the wedding. 

    Post # 12
    4542 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I had a bouquet and really love it in the photos. I didn’t go super bridal though – I asked the florist to put together a bright bouquet of whatever was in season at the time… she did a great job. We didn’t use many flowers either, but I was glad for the bouquet.

    Post # 13
    2585 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2017

    My bouquet is one of my favorite things from the wedding. I got it with some succulents as well as flowers so that I could keep those alive. They are in my living room now 2 months later. My Bridesmaid or Best Man were able to replant the succulents as well. 

    Post # 14
    1357 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2027

    laura1206 :  I got mine off Etsy, Sola Wood flowers. They were fairly cheap. 

    Post # 15
    7104 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    Im just going to goto the farmers market during the week and picking up a bouquet. Nothing fancy. No other flowers (except Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquet). I just cant see spending $200 on a bouquet from a florist when they have gorgeous $50 bouquets at the stores.

    Im so awkward, so I have no idea what id do with my hands otherwise haha.

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