No bouquets?

posted 1 year ago in Ceremony
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2019 - City, State

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tomandrachael :  I’ve seen flowers made out of book pages that are really beautiful. Or brooch bouquets are also a thing! or false flower hoops I have seen done as well! Or you could do one very large paper flower! Or those little paper windmills? Or even lanterns!

Try searching “Bouquet Alternatives” on Pinterest! I found TONS of really lovely options! 

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2019 - City, State

TONS of ideas for you! 🙂

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

I feel the same. Ended up going with flowers at the end but the other options I was considering most heavily was a paper bouquet out of book pages or no flower substitute and going with a pretty clutch instead. 

Or a single pretty bloom. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2019 - Chateau Lake Louise

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tomandrachael :  I just bridle at the prospect of spending so much money on something so fleeting. 

 

I got all the components of my bouquet from Etsy, then put it together myself.

 

There are flowers made of maps, glitter posies, and fabric dahlias. I like the variety of texture and I’m super happy with how it came out. 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

I’m not into flowers either – they’re pretty, but not worth the cost IMO.  I got a silk flower bouquet for myself, but my bridesmaids I got them matching clutches in lieu of a bouquet.  Practical and pretty! (And they each had a small flower on it).  Got them from Etsy.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

Have you though about doing a succulent bouquet?

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

If you’re not into bouquets period I’d just do a nice, fancy clutch! 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

For me it was just myself and my MoH, but I opted to carry nothing. It’s really only used for the walk down the aisle then passed off anyway. Skip it all together and save the money haha.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

Have any loved ones that may be open to crocheting you a bouquet??

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2020

What about macrame hoops?

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2019

I hate flowers and REALLY didn’t want them in my wedding, but my fiance, bridesmaids, and mother all really did, so I gave in and we’re having them. But if I had it my way, I would be carrying a bridal clutch!

Post # 14
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

Even if you don’t have traditional floral bouquets I would have them hold something. It always looks/feels so awkward to be standing in front of people and not know what to do with your hands. Unless of course you plan to have them get dresses with pockets and in that case they can put their hands there. Speaking from a photography POV there’s a similar sentimate there. For the guys I usually have them put hands in their pocket but for the ladies they are generally always holding something.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

Depending on the vibe of your wedding, succulents look great!

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