(Closed) No Attendants – What to do with my bouquet during the ceremony?

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: No Attendants - What to do with my bouquet during the ceremony?
    Hand it to my mother in the front row. : (11 votes)
    42 %
    Place it on table beside the typewriter with our rings. : (13 votes)
    50 %
    Designated bouquet wrangler. : (1 votes)
    4 %
    Other suggestion, detailed in comment : (1 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    299 posts
    Helper bee

    I don’t have attendents.  I think I’m going to hand it to my mother in the front row.

    Post # 4
    2494 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I was thinking about not having any attendents, but changed my mind. That being said I can’t give you advice from what I am doing, but I think if I were in your situation I would hand it to my mother. I think it would seem like a nice gesture.

    Post # 5
    1798 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Can you put a pretty vase on the table and put your bouquet in that?

    Post # 6
    533 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I think it would look really nice if you laid them on the table next to the typewriter so the flowers face the guests.  It will look fantastic in pictures!  Also, it might be akward for your mom to hold the flowers, especially if she gets emotional and needs some tissues!

    Post # 7
    9056 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I’d put it on the register table. You’re getting married in canada and we sign in front of everybody here on bc. If on is the same it looks nice in pictures. Otherwise I say hand off to your mom or one of your witnesses. 

    Post # 8
    10714 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I was thinking about holding my flowers the entire time in one hand and holding my FI’s hand with my other hand.

    Post # 9
    1474 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    If anyone is walking you down the aisle/giving you away, you could have them take it after they hug you, then have them hand it back to you just before the recessional.

    Post # 11
    3692 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    My mom passed away before I got married.  I didn’t have any attendants, so my mother-in-law held my bouquet during the ceremony.

    Post # 12
    2442 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    All of your ideas are great!  Any would work.  I didn’t have any attendants and the way I solved the same problem is simply by deciding not to carry a bouquet.  

    ETA:  But we were in my living room and the family (20 guests) was sitting and standing in a U shape around the edges of the room.  No one was sitting near me so I had no one to hand a bouquet to.

    Post # 13
    818 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Saving for later! 

    Post # 14
    209 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I like beside the typewriter. What about placing it in a vase instead of lying it down?

    Post # 15
    1724 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 1998

    This was one detail I hadn’t really thought about. Thankfully, mine was small and I held it in both hands until we exchanged rings – then I held it in one hand, then awkwardly handled it while putting his ring on. Thankfully, it didn’t look too bad. 😀

    I vote for the typewriter…or if the pastor’s podium is big enough, put it up there.

    Post # 16
    231 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I put my bouquet on the small table between us and our officiant.  It looked quite nice in the photos as a table decoration.  At the reception, I put it in a low vase on our sweetheart table, which is another nice way to display it.  I would suggest not asking your mother to hold it — just let her enjoy the moment without any official duties.  Wherever the bouquet is, remember to take it with you so you’re holding it in photos afterwards!  (Our officiant handed it back to me for our exit down the aisle.)

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