(Closed) Forgot my bouquet for the ceremony….

posted 4 years ago in Flowers
Post # 16
130 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

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underablanketofstars :  I’m so sorry!  I forgot my bouquet for the first look, and we forgot to bring the boutonnieres to the guy’s getting ready spot so none of them had them for any of the bridal party pics.  I’ve spent some time beating myself up for that (as well as a couple other dumb mistakes/oversights), so I can imagine how you feel, but like others have said – dwell on everything that went right and that you’re now happily married!

Post # 17
2758 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Ugh, that sucks! Even the simplest bouquets are expensive and I’d be steaming mad over my wasted money.

Did you take any pics of it in the hotel? I’d put one into your wedding album so you will at least have a record that your beautiful bouquet existed. 

Not the same, but I bought the most exquisite blue ring bearer pillow as my “something blue” with hand-embroidered lace and Swarovski crystals. Normally I don’t splurge on stupid things like this but it was so pretty that I just couldn’t resist. My little ring bearer loved blue and couldn’t wait to carry it. 

Well, he suddenly got stage fright as guests started showing up. He screamed and cried and said that he didn’t want to do it. His dad and I tried talking him through his feelings and reassuring him that we would be there to keep him safe, but he wouldn’t calm down. So I decided that my wedding wasn’t worth traumatizing a kindergartner over and told him he could sit down with his stepmom instead. 

I ended up giving the dumb pillow to my niece for her American Girl doll’s bed while I was packing up the hotel room. At least it got some use that way! 


Post # 19
1 posts
  • Wedding: February 2016

I feel your pain! I forgot my flowers for ALL the photos. I didn’t realize it until I got our pictures back and now feel sad. They were so beautiful. I’m in the same boat as you. Don’t feel alone. 

Post # 20
3395 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

My friend was recently a Maid/Matron of Honor in a wedding where the bride’s bouquet was taken/stolen before the ceremony (she put it down while taking photos with her bridesmaids in a public place), so it sounds like not having a bouquet actually happens to more people thank you think! I hope you feel better about it now a few months later 🙂 

Post # 21
97 posts
Worker bee

Do an anniversary shoot with the flowers. Or a maternity shoot with them. You’ll feel that sens of closure 

Post # 22
161 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

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underablanketofstars :  Quick story — when my grandparents were married many years ago, my grandpa forgot to bring the wedding bands with him to the ceremony. They ended up having to borrow stand-ins from his sister and brother-in-law so that they had something to put on each other’s fingers during the vows. My grandma was not pleased.

They were happily married for 66 years before my grandma passed (and my grandpa passed right on her heels — I don’t think he could live without her).

Moral of the story: Hiccups with material things happen, and yes, it’s frustrating. But ultimately, the fact that you married your best friend is all that matters. And it’ll make a good story someday. May you have as long and happy a marriage as my grandparents. 

Post # 23
262 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

I came SOOOO close to forgetting my flowers. All of my BMs too. They didn’t let us know the ceremony was starting so when I noticed the music started we rushed out of the door as fast as we could. Most of the girls were already down the stairs when I had to yell down that we forgot the flowers!!!! hahaha. 

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