Post # 1
I’ve been considering alternatives to having the bridesmaids carry flowers- we’re on a budget and flowers are expensive!- and I’ve seen purses/clutches and candles as other objects to carry. I’m afraid I’m not a big fan of fake flowers, and while some people have enough talent to make awesome flowers themselves (so many of the bees!) I am not one of them! Has anyone seen anything else? I’d love pictures!
Post # 3
I don’t have any pictures yet, but I am probably going to have my girls carry fans.
That is a link to the fans I am considering.
Post # 4
Ooh those are gorgeous! That’s a good idea. I thought of balloons, since I love engagement and bridal portrait sessions with them, but I’ve never seen them for BMs and so I worry it might look weird.
Post # 5
My Maid/Matron of Honor and I carried a parasol. I was able to get them for $5 a piece. Could work for you if you have an outside wedding…
Post # 6
Ooh I made a thread about this a while back too! I think we’re gonna go with wrist corsages for the BMs, plus a satin clutch. My Jnr Bridesmaid or Best Man wanted to carry a fan but I’m not really sure about that.
I think it’s a great idea and way more practical and non-wasteful IMO 🙂 Though flowers are beautiful!
Post # 7
Just found some pics for you of girls carrying balloons. I also love the idea of bms carrying fans, like in the last pic.
Post # 8
I saw a really lovely article in a magazine where a bride had her BM’s carry little lanterns with tea light candles in them – so pretty!
Post # 9
Try these ? I’m not sure what your wedding theme is but these would be great for an antique / vintage touch
Post # 10
One of my good friends had a masquerade theme at her wedding so the ladies carried masks instead of flowers. It was really cute – the bridesmaids’ masks were red and gold and the bride had a fancy white one that she carried.
Post # 11
I like the balloon idea…really cute
Post # 12
I think I might go with Miss Velveteen’s idea. It doubles as a Bridesmaid or Best Man gift and practical!