Post # 1
Is anyone else forgoing flowers?
We aren’t doing any floral decor for the ceremony or the reception. The wedding is going to be small and we aren’t having a wedding party. Fiance doesn’t really want a boutonnière. I’m trying to decide whether or not to do a bouquet. On one hand, I’m thinking it might look kind of strange to be the only one with flowers. I wouldn’t have anyone to hold it during the ceremony and I wouldn’t know what to do with it afterwards. Plus, there really isn’t room for florals in the budget, especially not right before Valentine’s day.
On the other hand, I’ve seen some really beautiful bouquets that I wouldn’t mind carrying. What would you do?
Do you have any non-floral bouquet ideas?
Post # 3
A single, beautiful flower is a nice way to carry something and keep the budget under control. But I have recently been to some weddings wear the bride does not carry a bouquet and it looked just fine. The focus is usually more on you than the flowers.
Post # 4
Well, we’re not doing any flowers, so I obviously don’t see a problem with it.
But here are a few other ideas:
-Donald Trump’s wife carried rosary beads when she married him. Other brides have carried Bibles as well.
-If you’re getting married in a cold place, then a white fur muff would be nice
-Chinese painted paper umbrellas
-a unity candle (or any candle)
-sparklers, pinwheels, baskets filled with…?
Post # 5
I’ve seen several brides use button or brooch bouquets. They look really cute, and you can even DIY. I had an idea for a lollypop bouquet, but I’m not 100% sure how to make that work.