(Closed) no flowers – alternatives?

posted 9 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Well there was a post earlier of a beatiful bouquet of babys breath that looked gorgeous! That def will not break the bank.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Would you consider silk flowers? Also I once saw a wedding pics where the BMs had lanterns.  I will post it if  I can find it.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’ve seen more devout brides carrying holy books or prayer beads.  I’ve also seen fancy feather fans.  I was very keen on a bouquet of handmade paper flowers myself until my mother threw a fit and I decided to give in and let this one go.  You could even carry a candle and then do something with it once you got up there–incorporate it into your own little ceremonial flourish.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Couldn’t find the picture I was thinking of with the lanterns but I did find a different idea.  It’s from a past weddingbee bride.  She made her bouquet from fabrics, ribbons, and pendants.  Her BMs had fans.  Here are two pics and a link to her blog.  (Her wedding passed already, so you’ll have to search her blog for wedding ideas)

http://stephanieisgettingmarried.blogspot.com/2009/06/bouquet-revisited.html

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Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Oh yeah…I almost forgot my favorite part of her bouquet.  She used feathers!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Me and my ‘maids are going to carry paper parasols down the aisle (although it’s an outdoor wedding).  Maybe that would be an option for you.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I already had my BM’s flowers set and was alreayd in love with the flowers for them.  I did see these on the knot.com and loved the look.  You could really do the same look of the balls but with different materials based on your wedding theme.  

The bridesmaids wore lovely, black, tea-length dresses by DaVinci accented with rhinestone stars pinned at their waists. They carried white kissing balls of peonies and ranunculuses tied with white taffeta and sheer white ribbon.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

You might want to check out this extremely extensive list of bouquet alternatives.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I like the idea of the flower balls. Some brides use items that are sentimal to them, or have you considered getting a corsage. Here is a link to an article about bouquet alternatives. Good luck!

http://offbeatbride.com/2009/03/wedding-bouquets

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