(Closed) How weird would it be if the bridesmaids carried nothing?

posted 8 years ago in Flowers
  • poll: Do I really need to buy the bridesmaids flowers to carry?
    Yes, it is important and traditional and if you don't do it, your marriage will be cursed. : (7 votes)
    25 %
    No, the wedding has already sucked enough of your money away. : (21 votes)
    75 %
  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    I say go ‘flower-less’… no one will care!

    Post # 4
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    We’ve nixed the flowers, just b/c I think it’s odd for grown women to hold bouquets and after stressing over finding THE right clutch, I gave up that battle. Instead, my girls will be walking down the aisle wearing a floral ring and floral necklace (from the etsy seller that did the necklace for the bachelor wedding), holding the arm of a handsome man. 🙂

    Post # 5
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I would only care if I was a Bridesmaid or Best Man because I don’t know what I would do with my hands.

    Post # 6
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I couldn’t pick either in the poll. I don’t care about bucking tradition ,but it would be awkward looking to have them carry nothing. what will they do with their hands? LOL

    Post # 8
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Groomsmen don’t walk down the aisle, slowly with people watching.

    Post # 9
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I’ve seen it where they carry purses with a fake flower attached to them.  There is always the one stem flower too.  I think its okay if they are being escorted.

    Post # 10
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    Busy bee

    I love flowers and I think that the bouquet is meant to be a gift to the women that you recognize as your best friends.  It’s not just a display item.  But if flowers aren’t your thing a candle or lantern would be appropriate.  I’d rather see a single rose with a ribbon than nothing…

    Post # 11
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    Honey bee

    They don’t have to carry a bouquet. And your marriage will not be doomed if you skip that tradition. But be aware that they may be fidgety and not sure what to do with their hands while standing in front of a bunch of strangers if they don’t have anything to hold.

    Post # 12
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    Maybe give them each 1 flower to carry? Or something else all together

    Post # 13
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2011 - The Viceroy

    I don’t think they have to hold anything–but as a bridesmaid I’d be more comfortable holding something, anything.  A single flower can do the trick, or maybe a cute clutch, lantern, meaningful book…

    Post # 14
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    Bumble bee

    I think having something in their hands would be good… like one flower or being escorted with a pretty clutch, otherwise you are just slowly walking down the aisle and that can look awkward 

    Post # 15
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    We also wanted to ditch the flowers (we’re having almost none at the church ceremony), in part because we’re trying to be more “green”.  But my BMs had a point about walking down a long aisle with everyone’s attention on them & nothing to do with their hands.  While I love the earth, my relationship with my girls is also important & I don’t want them to be so uncomfortable as to be fidgety & nervous.  So we came up with a compromise: each Bridesmaid or Best Man (2) will carry three single pin-cushion protea arrangements (3 flowers each) that are loosely held together.  Later in the ceremony, I’ll retrieve their arrangements from them & offer the mini arrangements to Saint Mary in honor of our grandparents who have passed on…so the Bridesmaid or Best Man “bouquets” will do double-duty – as “green” as I can get.  In the recessional, the BMs will be on the arms of the GMs, so no fidgeting. 

    Good Luck!

    Post # 16
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    i dont think its a HUGE deal that they carry bouquets.. but having them does bring things together and really makes pictures pop.  if you’re trying to save money, why not invest in silk flowers (from Michaels or something).  It’s A LOT cheaper and they have something pretty to hold haha.

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