(Closed) no bouquets?

posted 7 years ago in Flowers
Post # 2
1641 posts
Bumble bee

I’m not sold on floral bouquets, but I think I probably need to hold something. A book, a lantern, a fan, a cat. Something so my hands are occupied.

Post # 3
1383 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: Disneyland - January 2016

I will be holding a bouquet (not real flowers but made of brooches and ribbon roses instead), but my bridesmaids won’t. Instead I’m opting for either getting them personalized hand blown glass ornaments to carry, or faux fur muffs. I agree that having them hold something looks a little more complete, but it certainly doesn’t have to be flowers. I’ve seen bridesmaids hold many other things depending on the wedding style, such as fans, clutches, lanterns and balloons, all of which can be extended to what you might like to carry as well.

Post # 4
7103 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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pepper318: What type of thing do you like / are in to? As 
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TwinkleBoss: idea of a brooch bouquet could be an idea for you. Are you on Pinterest? As I’m sure there’ll be lots of alternative ideas on there.

Post # 5
2417 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

The last wedding I was a bridesmaid in, the bride carried a bouquet of silk flowers, but all us maids carried clutches that she got us, and the bridesman was carrying the flowergirl who was only a year old. 

It definitely helps to have something in your hands as you’re walking. 

Post # 6
999 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

I am leaning towards not having a bouquet. It’s a total waste of money as I’d only be holding it for my short walk down the aisle and as a prop for pictures, so I definitely feel you! Plus, I’d like to have both parents walk with me down the aisle, and with a parent on each arm it would be almost impossible to juggle a bouquet as well!

I don’t think you need to carry ANYTHING down the aisle! Traditions are made to be broken, and guys don’t need anything to carry, so why should the girls? Of all the possible “wedding regrets,” I can’t imagine not having a bouquet would be one of them.

Post # 7
65 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I have put together a small bouquet, far from fancy or real for that matter, and it was less than $20…I figured I didn’t need to spend so much as it’ll be for my courthouse event, which would be 5 minutes?!  LOL

Just an FYI if you plan on doing your own silk bouquet, afloral is having a sale on pre-made bouquets on their site.  Good luck! 🙂

Post # 8
21 posts

One idea I had was maybe having each bridesmaid hold a single rose (whatever color matches your wedding colors) with a ribbon tied around the stem. Simple, affordable, and beautiful.

Post # 9
128 posts
Blushing bee

i think the simplistic babys breath bouquets are a nice touch especially on a budget! or you can do silk flowers or ive seen some girls do big paper flowers for each girl (i think the pic below with three may be a little too much but just one for each girl would be such a statement!)

Post # 11
267 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

I really wanted to hold my cat at the wedding, but my cat said no. What a jerk.

We’re just doing bouquets. My bridesmaids wanted them. I’m too tired to argue at this point, but we’re doing them on the cheap by getting the flowers at our local flower mart.

Post # 12
988 posts
Busy bee

I made this one with flowers from Etsy. $21 for a dozen.

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Post # 13
988 posts
Busy bee

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lambert63:  Don’t you hate how cats can be jerks like that. So independent!  LOL!

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