Post # 1
I’ve been struggling with finding the right thing for my bridesmaids to hold. I already bought their dress so I don’t want to spend too much on what they are holding. I also don’t really like the idea of bouquets because most girls hold them wrong and then it looks silly. I met with my florist yesterday and she suggested getting them wrist corsages on a funky gold bracelet. Their dresses are navy and I wanted them to wear gold accessories, so it would be pretty cool. However how would that look in pictures? What do you guys think? Any alternate suggestions?
Post # 3
Kinda reminds me of prom, sorry. I like the idea of clutches with a few blooms better. I can picture them walking down the aisle….not really sure what to do with their hands?
Maybe if I could see it, it’d be better, but all I can picture is myself at prom! Sorry!
Post # 4
I actually think this could be really neat. Another alternative I’ve seen to bouquets is cute coordinated clutches.
Post # 5
The corsage would remind me too much of prom or something have you thought about pomanders or a single flower?
Post # 6
What about those hanging bouquets? It would be hard to carry that wrong, as all you have to do is hold onto the ribbon. [attachment=939616,115989]
Post # 7
I am just seriously curious — what is the “wrong” way to hold a bouquet? I have never heard of this!
PS — my BMs will be in navy and gold is one of my accent colors, too! 🙂
Post # 8
I think the single flower is always a good way to keep it simple.
Post # 9
Is your ceremony outdoors? You could do a parasol or fan in that case… I think a corsage won’t be as good as actually holding something, otherwise they won’t know what to d with their hands as the walk down the aisle. If you want then to hold the bouquets a certian way, you could always just make up a fake one and show them exactly what you want at the rehearsal.
Post # 10
I agree with the other bees who said cute clutches! I’m not a super big flower person, so I’m considering the clutch idea as well. I only have 2 BMs (my sis and my FSIL) who will prob. have bouquets, but I have 6 “bridal attendants” who are my friends and they are all just wearing an LBD of their choice and I don’t necessarily want to get them all bouquets, so I was thinking of doing clutches for them – it doubles as a gift and something to carry down the aisle so they aren’t awkwardly empty handed.
Post # 11
How would you work it in pictures? You know when they line all the BMs up on either side of the bride. THen half of the corsages will be seen. But the other half won’t be seen because the corasge is on the other side of their body. Or I guess they could take them off and put them on the other wrist.
I voted no. ANd am also curious how to hold a bouquet wrong. Like too high or something?
Post # 12
I too am now curious to know the ‘right’ way to hold a bouquet!
Post # 13
@daydreamwanderer: Brides and BMs alike often make the mistake of holding their bouquets too high. If the bouquet covers your chest, no one will be able to see the design of your dress, and it will look like you’re peering over the bouquet. Another mistake many people make is to allow the bouquet to lean forward a bit instead of holding it straight. And lastly, some carefree BMs decide to let the bouquet swing upside-down by their side in one hand. The “correct” way is to hold the bouquet down by your belly button, with two hands, elbows slightly bent. Not only does this look better in pictures, it also is easier on your shoulders.