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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.

64 Comments

  • P.F.
    Super May 2018
    P.F. ·
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    @Celia, they walk in carrying food? Then stand there the whole time with it then walk out? That doesn't make sense and sounds very uncomfortable for everyone, especially the BM

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  • SpringBride2018
    Super April 2018
    SpringBride2018 ·
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    Don't do flower crowns...

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  • Deanna
    VIP October 2018
    Deanna ·
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    @SpringBride, I am doing a flower crown for myself

    but I just spoke to my florist and I think we are going with greenery with 2-3 flowers to match my bouquet.

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  • Danielle
    Just Said Yes December 2017
    Danielle ·
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    I had difficulty finding a bouquet that would watch my dress. So, I'll be carrying a lantern and my bridesmaid will be carrying a single long stem rose. Just something simple but very elegant.

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  • Celia Milton
    November 2020
    Celia Milton ·
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    I was kidding P.F.

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  • J
    Savvy May 2017
    Jennifer ·
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    Well if you go with a themed wedding you could adapt it to your theme. As my wife and I's theme was Renaissance Fair/ Time Traveler some of our brides maids had staff's, others were welcomed to carry weapons or other items that related to their costumes.

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  • Going to the chapel
    Master July 2017
    Going to the chapel ·
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    What about daisies? You can pick them up at the grocery cheap and just gather them into casual bouquets.

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  • L
    Super August 2018
    Lisa ·
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    My ladies will be walking down with a single rose, just so they have something in their hands.

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  • L
    Expert April 2018
    lindabelcher ·
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    I thought about doing wrist corsages, but I ended up going against that. I like the bouquets too much.

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  • gator744
    Beginner May 2018
    gator744 ·
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    Maybe pastel pinwheels or streamers?

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  • gator744
    Beginner May 2018
    gator744 ·
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    Actually, groomsmen manage to make it work without having to hold something. I'm sure everyone can go empty-handed and it will look lovely.

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  • B
    Just Said Yes October 2018
    Brittany ·
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    I am making wristlet corsages for my BMs. I will give them beautiful bright roses and carnations and they will look beautiful! I also want to keep costs down. I also don't want them to stand up at the altar with me (it's a weird bride tick I have, but I have some reasoning behind it) so I don't want them sitting awkwardly with big bouquets.

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  • HowCo Industries
    VIP September 2018
    HowCo Industries ·
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    We were thinking beach for a while and a thought was DIYing some bouquets with sweetgrass roses and seashells. Honestly, it would only be less expensive because it's DIY. You'd have a lot of time to get them ready. (My mother used to be a florist, too. I would love to have her designs but DIYing fresh flowers is an unbelievable hassle. I'm not against recruiting my mother's help but putting her on a time table and filling her fridge with flowers all while going to wedding functions and visits from oot family? Nope.)

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  • Stacey
    Super October 2018
    Stacey ·
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    I walked down the aisle at my friends wedding with a single rose w/baby's breath.

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  • K
    Devoted May 2018
    K ·
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    My BMs and I will carry our favorite books instead of a flower bouquet.

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  • J
    Savvy June 2017
    Jessica ·
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    I cut costs on bouquets and flower crowns by using a local flower farm. It was about half of the cost and looked great!


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  • Bailey
    Devoted January 2018
    Bailey ·
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    I am using wooden flowers. They ended up being WAY cheaper and just matched what I wanted. My mother, children, and I are all allergic to pollen. My bridesmaids all have very small bouquets of 5 wooden flowers and I can keep my bouquet.

    At my first wedding, my bridesmaids carried a single cala lily.

    There was also a girl on here that had mentioned her bridesmaids carrying a book.

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  • MsM
    Just Said Yes September 2017
    MsM ·
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    Yes - Orchids are great! they come in all shapes and colours.

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  • Will & Tiara
    Super September 2019
    Will & Tiara ·
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    My sister used a wrist corsage with a succulent. You could always attach a small star fish for the wedding beach feel.


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  • Orchids
    Master March 2018
    Orchids ·
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    After much internal debate I decided to try and do flowers inexpensively. I'll have ten stems of red calla lilies and my bridesmaids will each have ten stems of white calla lilies. Simple, a flower I adore, and *quite a bit* less expensive than my original quote. Smiley smile

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