Post # 1
I’m thinking about having an untraditional processional of FI and my siblings and their kids. I really don’t want to buy flowers for everyone – it’s not in the budget – so much so, I’d almost nix that idea, if the thought it that it’s necessary.
I understand the feeling of not knowing what to do with your hands – but, aside from that – do you think it will be odd if the ladies aren’t holding flowers?
Post # 3
no i personally feel you don’t need them if you don’t want them. If you feel they need to be holding something then maybe one flower or you can just maybe do three flower tied by ribbon. Something simple
Post # 4
my girls aren’t carrying anything. I never understood the logic about people not knowing what to do with their hands. Umm we are adults.
Post # 5
Are the kids walking with the parents? Because then they could just hold hands. I’d probably do no flowers over a single flower because I feel like having a few flowers draws attention to the fact that they’re not full bouquets (plus I feel like people look really awkward holding single flowers)
Post # 6
Thanks, ladies – I’d do no flowers over a single flower, personally…. was just trying to figure out if was odd. I’m still in the ‘should I have a bouquet’ debate… so it may just make sense if no one has them.
Post # 7
Would it be in the bedget to have them carry something else? Say pictures of lost family members, or favorite pics of you and your FI? How about wedding photos from family members and friends? you can print pictures out yourself at home on photopaper and put them in simple frames. Tall white candles would look beautiful as well (carried by the adults of course). Candles you can find cheap almost anywhere. Otherwise, if they go down the aisle with nothing that is totally fine!! It’s your wedding and whatever you decide will be perfect!! Whatever makes you and your FI happy!!
Post # 8
@oracle: i don’t know if you are religious or anything but here’s an idea…my mom and my sister carried a little white bible with a little flower attached to it. this idea could probably work with any other religious scripture. i was thinking about doing this myself….
Post # 9
Can I just say thank you for spelling aisle correctly? I can’t be mean and comment on all the people who spell it wrong both on here and everywhere else. But still…thank you : )
I might feel a bit odd not carrying anything, but I don’t think people would notice much. I think a single flower can look really sweet. You can put them all together afterwards.
Post # 10
you could try using feathers… small wooden fans.. tall candles like pilotsgirl09 mentioned.. if you are having an outdoor ceremony… parasols would be super cute.. if your having a christian based wedding.. you can use a rosary.. you could even use buddhist prayer beads. there are tons of alternatives if you feel everyone must hold something.
Post # 11
i forgot to add.. origami flowers. just drop by the craft store and pick some paper up and fold some super cute lilies… it would be awesome.
Post # 12
I would say that I don’t think flowers are necessary for everyone. I was a bridesmaid at a wedding this last year and none of us had any flowers. Instead we just gave our arm to our corresponding groomsmen and walked down the aisle that way. I actually think I felt less self-conscious that way and I really don’t think anyone of the guests really thought about it since walking down the aisle that way, it wouldn’t really be possible to hold flowers anyway.
Post # 14
I worked with someone who was a bridesmaid in someone’s wedding and they carried purses instead of flowers. I’m not sure what the theme was but it sounded interesting…
Post # 15
I have a bride, I’m planning her wedding, and she’s walking down the aisle with a bouquet of butterflies. She doesn’t like flowers at all- so her centerpieces are ceiling arrangements of paper lanterns over every table… and the butterflies she bought them in bulk online and we’re arranging them together.
I’ve also seen online a bouquet of vintage brouches… there are ton of ideas… just make it personal.
Hope this helps!
Post # 16
My bridesmaids will be carrying clutch purses (from DSW – only $30 each!):