Post # 1
My fiance and I decided that for our very relaxed outdoor wedding, the groomsmen won’t wear suit jackets, just slacks and a dress shirt. The groom is going to wear a vest as well and pin a boutonniere to it. But the groomsmen wouldn’t have anything to pin the bout to, so they won’t be wearing bouts. I am going to carry a bride’s bouquet.
Since the men aren’t wearing bouts, is it weird to have the bridesmaids carry bouquets? I was planning on giving them just a few stems each of daises tied with a ribbon, but it seems kinda lopsided to have half the wedding party with flowers and half without. I want my 2 bridesmaids to carry SOMETHING down the aisle, but maybe a clutch or a fan would be better?
I also wanted to do a traditional bouquet toss and garter toss at the reception, but is it odd to have a toss bouquet if no one in the wedding party actually carried a bouquet in the ceremony? Has anyone ever tried tossing something other than a bouquet?
Post # 3
I think that bouquets are fine! The bouts are such a small detail that no one is going to find it unbalanced, I don’t think. Bouquets are bigger though. It’s totally up to you, of course, and perhaps you’ll find that a fan or a clutch suits your vision better anyway! But don’t worry about having bouquets.
Post # 4
I personally don’t think I’d notice if the bridesmaids weren’t carrying anything, and I definitely don’t think people will think it looks lopsided. I’m having mine carry small lanterns, but I think your idea of a few daisies is cute. Fans, parasols, and clutches are all nice ideas that have become popular as well.
Post # 5
In my opinion, I don’t think it would be wierd to have the girls carry flowers even if the groomsmen weren’t wearing bout. You could do whatever you wanted. As far as the toss bouquet. I’m gonna have my mom make a fake flower toss bouquet. No one will have carried it down the aisle either. It’s all in what you want to do.
Post # 6
I really like the idea of the daisies. I think you should go for that and not worry about the groomsmen. The bouts are a small detail compared to what the bridesmaids carry.
Post # 7
toss bouquet is not a bridesmaids bouquet. sparkly clutch that goes with their dress would be cute. nice gift for them put lip gloss and mints and little emgency kits inside.. dual purpose
Post # 8
Thanks for the feedback, everyone! Anybody else? I’m about 50-50 on clutches or small bouquets, so has anyone who used a flower alternative for their bridesmaids done a bouquet toss anyway?
Post # 9
I think the daisys would be very sweet and I highly doubt that anyone will even notice the lack of bouts.