Post # 1
Both of my parents are walking me down the aisle. I think it will be awkward for me to hang on to both of them and hold my bouquet. Should I skip the bouquet? What else can I carry/do?
I also considered having my mom carry the bouquet while I hold her hand and then my Maid/Matron of Honor can hand it to me at the end of the ceremony when I walk back down the aisle. But then I paid how much for a bouquet for a 30 second walk down the aisle?!?!
Post # 3
I wasn’t going to have a bouquet at first, but now I’m considering it. The reason is that it would give me something to do with my hands in photos. So if you have your mom carry the bouquet, you wouldn’t only be using the bouquet for a 30 second walk down the aisle.
Post # 4
I had both parents walk me down the aisle, and I also carried my bouquet. I think it looked just fine!
Post # 5
I thought about skipping it, but I love how it looks in our formal pictures! For me, it was worth the expense to have that added contrast in the photos.
For the cermony, I could have gone without it… but, since I had one, carried it and it was fine. My reason for not wanting one is I didn’t want my dress to be blocked by anything for my entrance! 🙂
Post # 6
I think you could definitely get by with skipping it if you wanted to, or just get a smaller, less delicate version that you can hold while looping your arm around your mother’s arm. Calla lillies are skinny and hold up well in case you bump it around.
Post # 7
I would carry the bouquet and have both parents just link their hand loosely at my elbow.
Post # 8
ahhh yes, photos! I forgot about those. The issue is I really prefer to hold my mother’s hand rather than loop arms with her. I don’t mind looping arms with my dad but I want to hold on to him not him hold on to me. Yeah, I know I’m a brat.