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Deanna
VIP October 2018

No Bridesmaid Bouquets?

Deanna, on November 29, 2017 at 2:52 PM

Posted in Etiquette and Advice 64

Is anyone else doing something besides bouquets? I'm trying to find other ideas to cut cost down, or maybe just do flower crowns since it will be a flowy, and relaxing beach wedding.

Is anyone else doing something besides bouquets? I'm trying to find other ideas to cut cost down, or maybe just do flower crowns since it will be a flowy, and relaxing beach wedding.

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  • Malei
    Super October 2018
    Malei ·
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    I was a bridesmaid in a wedding on a beach and we had no bouquets and wore flats. Why are flats important? Because my balance is better when I'm barefoot in the sand. The video of all of us walking down with our hands clasped together and trying not to eat sand was just awkward all over.

    In regards to models walking down with nothing, I can tell you that if I strut my stuff down that aisle, even with a hand on my hip, it would look nowhere near as good and confident as those models!!

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  • RustyTheDog
    Dedicated December 2017
    RustyTheDog ·
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    OMG I would love puppies. But I would also then be very distracted during the ceremony. And just as a warning, my cousin had her dog walked down the aisle by a friend, and the dog totally drooled all over her satin dress. It looked terrible the whole night and it started out as a very pretty dress. Puppies pee a lot.

    This is also why Rusty is not in my wedding. He would just poop halfway down the aisle and then want to go home to lay on his bed immediately.

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  • RustyTheDog
    Dedicated December 2017
    RustyTheDog ·
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    Sorry, I didn't read that it was a beach wedding. My cousin had a beach wedding and all the bridesmiads just carried a single orchid. Orchids are expensive though so that probably won't be cheaper than a small/inexpensive flower bouquet.

    You could make the bouquets your self with grocery store/sams/costco flowers that you order. That would be your best inexpensive option, but keep in mind you can't make them more than a day in advance.

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  • Ms.Fox
    VIP May 2018
    Ms.Fox ·
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    Just go for super simple bouquets. Add more greenery, because it can be less costly (dependent upon type).

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  • Constance
    VIP October 2017
    Constance ·
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    Me as a BM at your wedding. All joking aside. I did one stem with greenery. $15 per bouquet.


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  • NancyCtoA
    Devoted May 2018
    NancyCtoA ·
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    We are doing a simple bouquet with two stems of green hydrangeas - not expensive or complicated

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  • A
    Just Said Yes March 2018
    ArabianInSoCal ·
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    Idk how handy you are but I think these gorgeous for a beach wedding, and you can get a bag of seashells at the dollar store last I checked


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  • Deanna
    VIP October 2018
    Deanna ·
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    You guys have some great ideas! i do agree it would be awkward to not have them hold anything. I would loveeee to do puppies but I would be too distracted myself hahaha.

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  • Dana
    Expert August 2018
    Dana ·
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    My BM bouquets consist 5 roses with calla Lillie's in the middle. So simple but that's what i wanted. I think the flower crowns might end up being around the same price of a bouquet unless you diy

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  • FutureMrsKC
    Master January 2019
    FutureMrsKC ·
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    They could carry a single flower that'd be pretty! Or sometimes the bouquet is significantly smaller than the brides like 3 flowers and some greenery!

    Also if it's on the beach the flower crown might fall off in the wind!

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  • mcBRIDEtobe
    Dedicated June 2018
    mcBRIDEtobe ·
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    My bridesmaids will be carrying a single sunflower and it will look something like the photo below. I love the way the single flower looks and it cut down the cost of flowers tremendously.


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  • Adriana
    Expert October 2017
    Adriana ·
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    We did just baby's breath for everyone but me, then we used their bouquets in other places for decoration. I attached a picture of their bouquets, but I don't have pro pics back yet so it's a pic of it being used as decor lol. But they were super affordable and I couldn't be happier with them!


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  • Shannan
    Dedicated June 2018
    Shannan ·
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    A clutch? Nice greenery and herbs? My friends wedding she had them each carry a single flower with ribbon

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  • BlushWedding
    Devoted August 2018
    BlushWedding ·
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    What about a single flower with some greens? I would presume that would be much more cost effective than a full bouquet. And I think they're pretty trendy right now if you look on Pinterest!

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  • Jaxz
    Devoted September 2018
    Jaxz ·
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    We're doing something similar to these for the ladies in the bridal party. We all run hot so they may come in handy lol and they fit our '20s vibe.


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  • L
    Just Said Yes April 2018
    Lee ·
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    I don't want traditional bouquets either. I am looking at wrist corsages that way the flowers don't end up on a stray table somewhere while the bridesmaid is dancing, they always have them with them. You can also make a special moment between the bride and the bridesmaids as you put them on their wrist.

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  • FutureFuji
    VIP September 2017
    FutureFuji ·
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    I once knew someone who carried a thing of cotton candy down the aisle. Not kidding. I can't imagine the sticky hands were romantic but if that's your style that's an option!

    For the people mentioning awkward hands, I completely agree. For the less than a minute my husband was saying his personalized vows I was completely distracted trying to figure out what to do with my hands. They felt so awkward. Going through a whole ceremony like that would be awful!

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  • The Bride
    VIP May 2017
    The Bride ·
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    Our bridesmaids didn't carry anything, but that's because they were holding up our chuppah. Having to hold flowers too would have been difficult.

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  • mataDC
    Devoted September 2017
    mataDC ·
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    I thought about hand fans or parasols but decided to go to the bouquet route. I did mine with non-traditional dried flowers, and loved them.

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  • Margarita
    Dedicated December 2017
    Margarita ·
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    I would just go to a local store and put together simple bouquets if the budget didn't allow for florist made bouquets

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