Post # 1
I was thinking about different alternatives to bouquets for my bridesmaids. I’ve seen some weddings online do clutches instead of flower bouquets. What is your opinion of it? I want to have a formal wedding, so I’m thinking very formal sleek ones. Do you think clutches will take away from the wedding party photos?
Post # 2
sarahquinn: I like the look. There are some very elegant clutches out there.
Post # 3
Not a fan. Looks way too “girls night out!” and not wedding-ish in my opinion.
Post # 4
I didn’t know this was a trend. I haven’t seen it before.
I’m not a fan of those particular clutches. Do you have any other photos?
Post # 5
I think it looks silly. Why would a bunch of women carry small bags when all they’ll be doing is standing next to the bride? It might make sense for the Maid/Matron of Honor if she’ll be carrying the rings or vows, but it still looks pretty silly.
In my opinion, it gives the impression that whoever chose the bridesmaid’s look is trying super-duper hard to be different. Being different is fine, but it doesn’t look too good when that effort is obvious.
That being said, the clutch-instead-of-bouquet thing could look good, but I think the clutch would have to be designed very well and maybe have an unusual pattern or fabric.
Post # 6
I am having such a hard time deciding. I want to go for a super classy ‘going to a grand ball’ feel but I also want to be different. Money isn’t an issue in this decision. I have a florist friend so I’d either be doing lovely bouquets at her cost or I’d go for high end black clutches. I’m not fully sure if it is a new trend, just something that I’m starting to see in my searches. There are different alternatives to bouquets like decorative fans, southern bell umbrellas, etc, but I feel that’s geared to certain cultures. Anyway, I was curious how people felt about them. I told my mom and she said the same thing as a PP: ‘it’s too much like you’re going out to the bars’ lol. I would like my bridesmaid dresses to be red and black gowns, so there’s a chance it might work
Post # 7
- Wedding: February 2015 - Chapel on Base
I personally don’t like it.
Post # 8
I don’t like it… Reminds me of girls night out as well… And I don’t really get it? Why would they be carrying clutches… At least flowers have a traditional meaning. However that is just my opinion and i think you should do what ever makes you happy x as that is all that matters at the end of the day
Post # 9
You should do what you want. Carrying purses at least makes more sense than carrying balls of flowers, as they can actually be used.
Post # 10
I say go with what makes you happy. I’m seriously contemplating having moss handbags similar to this for my girls.
Post # 11
I read it and thought YES because clutches are wayyyyy more useful than flowers, it will save you money AND it could be your gift to them (the bag and some things in it they will need for the day). But then I saw the picture and wasn’t sold, it does look a little ‘night out-ish’. I think if you could find a really elegent clutch it would work, but not those in the picture. I think this picture looks much better so maybe pick a clutch with flowers on? or a posh flower broach clutch?
Post # 12
I love the idea, wandering around holding a bunch of flowers is pretty pointless anyway. At least clutches are usefull!
Post # 13
What about pinning an actual flower to the clutches? Something large and gorgeous, a hydrangea or an orchid or something. Best of both worlds! And I love pp idea of guving the clutch as a gift with wedding day essentials! Too cute!
Post # 14
Why dont you try a fancy, lacy black fan for that dress….im not digging the clutches. Doesnt give a wedding feel.
Post # 15
I don’t reallyt like the idea. It would have to be some clutch to replace a beautiful bouquet.