(Closed) Parasols instead of bridesmaids bouquets?

posted 9 years ago in Flowers
  • poll: Parasols or bouquets?

    Parasols

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  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I’m not a fan personally…

     

    Is something like this what you’re thinking?

    I always think the bridesmaids look awkward holding them during the ceremony.  And when I say always, I mean all 2 episodes of Four Weddings where the bridesmaids had them.

     

    What about smaller fans?  They’re less bulky and awkward, and probably cheaper and more useful.

    Post # 4
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    One of my bridesmaids did this for her summer beach wedding. She had a large corsage for all the girls though as well.  I thought it was cute and made for great pictures.  Since it was at the beach and a hot day, it was very fitting. Any other type of venue, I’m not sure if I would like parasols as much…

    Post # 5
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    510 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 1993

    I wouldn’t be thrilled about carrying one of these as a bridesmaid.

     

    Alternatives:  clutches, pomanders, fans, lanterns…

    Post # 6
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    There are ups and downs to this. We had them for a photo op, but bouquets for the ceremony. yes it would have been nice for the girls to have them for the ceremony because it was hot as all get out and the sun was in all of our eyes. And yes it would have been cute. But when we were taking pics with them and standing close we kept hitting them together and it was a bit awkward. Just my two cents!

    Post # 7
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I think they are awesome in pictures, but look strange during the ceremony.

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I like the idea and the thought has actually crossed my mind as well.  But I don’t know how well the idea would be received by Bridesmaid or Best Man and my mom, plus I also love flowers.

    But I definitely like the idea!

    Post # 10
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    Wannabee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I loveeeeee the idea of parasols .. so much so that im using them 🙂

    If YOU like it then do it … its your day! 🙂 xo

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