Post # 1
Hey Bees –
Haven’t been online in a little while ~ things have been crazy for the past 2 months or so with the holidays, going back to school, and wedding planning 🙂
So – we are now down to 61 days until our wedding…. and I have suddenly become unhappy with paying so much money just for flowers :/
I do not want to pay the outrageous amount of money that the floral place is going to charge us for our flowers – especially since it’s just for one day…. I didn’t have a problem with it before, but now – it just makes no sense to me…. which brings me to my dilemma….
I would love to find something other than flowers for my BM’s to carry – but I have no idea what would be good ?!?!?! 🙁
I have never been to a wedding where the girls didn’t carry flowers, so I have no idea – I’m at a loss… any suggestions ?!?! Please ?!?!
Post # 3
@ccfwwedding: Maybe consider going to a wholesale outlet and buying a bunch of loose flowers and having the girls make their own bouquets. A friend of mine did that and we really enjoyed making them!!!
Post # 4
Clutches, fans, parisols, small lanterns, candles. It really depends on your theme, I guess. I saw a pic once where bridesmaids carried vintage suitcases. It was super cute!
Post # 5
I’ve seen people reduce their floral costs by simply having smaller bouquets n less expensive flowers maybe you could talk to the florist and ask what they can do for you
Post # 6
Whats your theme?
i love the iDea of clutches or lanterns
Post # 7
My two girls are carrying our small dogs LOL….just a suggestion :)..I love elegant clutches x
Post # 8
We are having a springy theme – lovebirds and pastel colors… and I would love to have my girls carry our puppies – except that they are 4 month old 40 pound boxer pups ! lol… I don’t think they would sit still that long =D
I like the idea of maybe a candle somehow ?? ugh…. I’m stressing over this little thing… idk….
Thanks for the input so far tho !!!
Post # 9
Same club is the cheapest I’ve found so far for flowers if you want to DIY. Baby’s breath bouquets/other inexpensive flowers may help. Feather bouquets are also pretty cool. I love them idea of parasols and the non traditional ‘bouquets’. What’s your theme/colors?
Post # 10
Ivory and light green are the base colors – all decorations and flowers (if we have them) will be pastel colors… love birds… springy type things 🙂
Post # 11
IF NOT Flowers… then a lot will depend upon your theme.
Because to make it really interesting, then the two ideas should tie in together.
Lanterns, Candles, Potted Plants, Sea Shells
The list really is limitless
For inspiration you might try using GOOGLE… just type in – Bridesmaids Carrying – to GOOGLE IMAGES and you’ll get to see a wide variety of pictures / ideas
I just did that and have to say I am now in LOVE with several that I saw…
Hope this helps,
Post # 12
This pic shows birdcages that bridesmaids carried in a wedding on another un-named wedding site
t have to be so filled with flowers. You could use silk flowers or just some moss and some silk flowers.<br /><br /> Heres another
Post # 13
TO @julies1949: you said,
… “on another un-named wedding site”
So tongue in cheek… absolutely hysterical. Thanks for my chuckle of the day !!
Post # 14
I’m doing mini versions of my big brooch bouquet for the bridesmaids. There’s will have “real touch” hydragea’s for filler.
Post # 15
- Wedding: September 2013 - Franklin Plaza
@Kimy: We are wedding date twins!
Also I agree with a PP on going wholesale.
Post # 16
Why not have each bridesmaid carry one single ivory rose?