Post # 1
We’re having a small ceremony and dinner afterwards. I’m not a flower person, in fact, most flowers make me sneeze. That being said, I am debating not doing bouquets for myself and bridesmaids. Have any other bees not done bouquets or have you done or seen a cool alternative? I’m not into silk flowes but I’m not opposed to something like wooden flowers, though, I really just want ideas for something different. I am not very traditional at all.
Post # 2
- Wedding: August 2019 - City, State
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 # 4
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 # 5
I do know someone who could do book page flowers. That is definitely on my radar.
Post # 6
- Wedding: October 2019 - Chateau Lake Louise
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
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
Have you though about doing a succulent bouquet?
Post # 9
If you’re not into bouquets period I’d just do a nice, fancy clutch!
Post # 10
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
Have any loved ones that may be open to crocheting you a bouquet??
Post # 12
What about macrame hoops?
Post # 13
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
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
Depending on the vibe of your wedding, succulents look great!