(Closed) Cheap Creative Alternative to Bouquets for Bridesmaids, IDEAS???

posted 4 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
127 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I have seen some cute clucth purses on etsy and I think there was a few with a little flower. You could use that and it could be a part of the the bm’s gifts. My co worker made DIY wrist corsages for her bm’s that had fake flowers ,paper flowers and lace. It came out really cute.

Post # 4
472 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I made paper flowers for centerpieces, and it cost me about 20 bucks to do 12 centerpieces. The tutorial I used is here: link

I am not really artistic, so a lot of the paper flowers online were just way too hard for me, but these came out great. 

Post # 6
794 posts
Busy bee

Not really vintage but each of my bridesmaids carried a large pinwheel instead of a bouquet. It was a cheap substitute and the pictures are adorable. Love the idea of a parasol instead of a bouquet too!

Post # 7
2698 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

ahough2:  Don’t buy the clutches on etsy, look on ebay, or in the sales sections in stores.

You’ll find something, cute addition to their gift as well. 🙂

Post # 8
46419 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

ahough2:  You could make baby’s  breath bouquets for the bridesmaids. It is very inexpensive. You could also use it to surround your bouquet to make it larger.

There are quite a few tapestry clutch purses listed on Etsy in your budget- perfect for a vintage wedding.

Floral Black Tapestry Coin Purse Vintage 1960s



Post # 9
375 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

1) Cheaper fake bouquets. Your sister may have ordered more realistic silk flowers for your bouquet, but you could get cheap fake flowers from Michael’s or another crafts store for $15/bridesmaid easily.

2) Single flowers. Larger flowers with long stems, such as calla lilies or sunflowers, can look dramatic when carried alone.

3) Bouquets with more greenery. If you want the full look, mix in more ferns or leaves instead of relying on blossoms to fill the bouquet. 

4) Cheap bouquets from the grocery store + ribbon.

Post # 10
150 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Feather flower boquets since u mentioned fans. U can DIY.

Post # 11
65 posts
Worker bee

How about lace fans?

Post # 12
52 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I agree with the parasol idea! You can rent beautiful parasols from Bellaumbrella.com — they have a few in the $10 range that are pretty and simple. If you can afford to extend your budget to $20 per bridesmaid, there are absolutely gorgeous parasols on the site with lace and ruffles.

I was going to rent from them for my girls, but it turns out my florist was able to make dainty baby’s breath and hyacinth bouquets for my girls for $20/bridesmaid. I had the same budget and color scheme (white/navy) for my girls, so you could try asking a florist about baby’s breath and hyacinth too! You could probably DIY them easily, but I didn’t feel comfortable DIYing flowers. Good luck!

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