Post # 1
I just thought of this, who keeps the bouquets?
We’re doing alternative flowers instead of fresh flowers for the bouquets, and I just assumed that the BMs would then keep the bouquets, but I see people selling bouquets all the time, so it then got me thinking, do I get the bouquets back?! I would def sell them (except for mine) to recoup some of the costs, but I don’t know if this is common or not? And I don’t know exactly how to ask for them back… to me that seems rude and would be awkward. But, when I think back I haven’t kept the bouquet when I was in weddings and didn’t think twice about it.
Soooo… do I let the ladies keep them? Or ask for them back?
Thanks for sharing your input and experiences. 🙂
FYI, I live in Ontario, Canada.
Post # 2
I’ve never been asked for my bouquet back (real flowers, silk flowers, etc.). It wouldn’t bother me if the bride asked for my bouquet because I would end up pitching it anyway. I wouldn’t have any reason to keep it.
Honestly, tell your girls that if they don’t want to keep the bouquet that you would like them back. Give them the option.
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2014 - Merritt Winery
winterwoodlandbride15: I had a fake flower bouquet in one wedding I was in, and the bride didn’t ask for it back. I had a real flower one in my sisters wedding and she did ask for it back. She wanted to preserve the flowers. It didn’t bother me one bit either way. I’m not really a sentimental person when it comes to objects though, so I probably won’t even keep my own! lol
Post # 4
winterwoodlandbride15: I have never kept a bouquet when I was a bridesmaid. But they usually go on the sweetheart table anyway. I kept all of my bouquets and put them in vases in my house. They lasted about 2 weeks.
Post # 5
Ellicott: rosegoldgirl: FoxyBride14:
Thanks ladies! I’v been obsessed with flowers and trying to pick my flowers for weeks, I can’t believe I didn’t consider this haha. I think I’ll ask them to give the bouquets if they don’t want to keep them… I don’t think I’d keep it either if I were a Bridesmaid or Best Man.