Post # 1
My fiance and I are eloping in two months! We are doing a destination elopement, and our planner is taking care of the paperwork and officiant/witnesses/photographer. We are not paying extra for flowers, music, special officiant or any of that. I don’t care too much about those kinds of things, as long as we can get married and have beautiful photos.
That being said, should I still carry something? I can’t fit a fake bouquet into my luggage, and I don’t want to worry about getting one the day of (we’re eloping during a cruise, so won’t get to destination until three hours before ceremony). I honestly don’t care that much for flowers, and had planned on not having anything, but lately I’m wondering if it will be weird having my hands empty? I don’t even know if I’ll do the walk down the aisle (that’s okay, since we’ll be getting ready together, and won’t have a big reveal).
Will it be worthwhile to find something to hold? Or will that part be over so quick that it’ll be more hindrance than anything? Will I even miss a bouquet?
Post # 3
Just pick up something on the way to your destination. I’m sure there will be vendors or a little store you can stop at to grab a few flowers. It doesn’t have to be formal or fancy. You can even bring along a simple ribbon with you to tie them together. I don’t know if you would regret it or not, hard to say. But a little something would be pretty.
Post # 4
@kaciesunshine: I thought flowers would be funny to have. After all, what exactly do they do? LOL I got a bouquet in the end and I loved it.
Picking up flowers from a vendor somewhere would be an idea.
Or walking in to the ceremony arm in arm with your H could be an idea.
Post # 5
I decided to do a grocery store bouquet about a week before… turned out great and looks awesome in the pix!
That being said, because you are eloping during a cruise port stop – you may or may not be able to bring live flowers back on board (if you were to stop at a little shop once you have arrived). By USDA regs you are not allowed to bring them back on board; however, it really is up to the staff when you re-board the ship if they “let” you or not…
Post # 6
@elspeth: Yeah, that would be a problem. Hence why I was started to think to bring something non-floral…?
Post # 7
@kaciesunshine: I search this a while ago because I’m eloping locally I didn’t want to spend a fortune on one bouquet. However I have since decided I could make a bouquet myself. Anyway. I think I saw candles, lanterns, paper flowers anc broach bouquets as alternatives