(Closed) Creative ideas for not using flowers

posted 10 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Hmm. I don’t think flowers are necessary at all, but as a bridesmaid, I think it would be nice to have something to occupy my hands while I stand up at the altar. otherwise I’ll be tempted to scratch or smooth my hair or pick at my gown, and that will make for some distracting photos. But I’m a fidgety person (as I’m sure you can tell by now!).

However, as far as other suggestions – I have no idea! I’ll let other more creative ladies give you advice. : )   

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

If it’s outdoors you could have them carry a parisole. I’ve seen that done and it’s beautiful!! Or, you could have them carry brandy sniffters (sp?), you know, those glasses that look like big red wine glasses but with short squatty stems. We use to use them in the dance troupe I was in. We’d take a votive, light it and drip just enough wax to make it stand up straight. You can also use a little puddy or something else sticky. The glass protects their hands from the heat and the flame from the air. We use to dance with them and they rairly went out.

Good luck!!!

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I’m having a beach wedding and was planning to use parasol’s for the girls. i love hearing that i’m not the only bride not wanting to deal with flowers.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2008

If it’s indoors what about each of them carrying a candle!  i love candles and I think it would bring a nice mood/ambience to the ceremony.

Post # 7
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Helper bee

Parasols, fans, Large shells or or a bucket of shells for a beach wedding, a bible, a purse, each could carry something from stages of your relationship…. a bat for a trip to a ball game, a flag for the fourth of july picnic, etc.  If it is an evening wedding candles might be nice.  Have the church all aglow in candlelight?

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2005

There’s a bee who didn’t have a bouquet, and she did just fine not holding onto anything…I just can’t remember which bee it is.

Some cultures/traditions have brides carry bibles, candles, a momento, or nothing at all. If your biggest concern is what your girls are going to do with their hands, you can pair them with a groomsmen and that way they can loop one arm down the ailse.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Well – if you don’t want them to carry anything, then don’t have them carry anything! It’s your decision.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee

What about hurricane lamps or lanterns?  That way the flame won’t go out halfway down the aisle…

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

for my hawaii wedding – i’m carrying my late mother’s bible and her rosary

for our so-cal wedding, im carrying a bouquet

i agree with the parasol (if it’s outside) or the hurricanes if it’s inside church – will the church coordinator allow those??

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

You always have to remind the guys not to stand around with their hands in their pockets.  Or they just clasp hands in front of their bellies (not such a good look sometimes for the BMs – out come the batwings).

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2008

I know you said you didnt want them to carry anything but something these fans might be really cute with your zen theme

 http://www.saiga-jp.com/gift/handicrafts/sensu1.html

I think it would be pretty fun for the bridemaids too

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

What about carrying some bamboo? They have little potted plants or a bouquet of bamboo??

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

We are doing Martha Stewart crape paper roses. That is my compromise. I am not a flower girl. We also thought about lit candles or maybe purses?

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