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T.c
Dedicated June 2020

Not carrying a bouquet.

T.c, on March 4, 2020 at 7:04 PM Posted in Wedding Ceremony 1 22
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So I’m not the flowery type and have no desire to carry a bouquet. I’ve been trying to look for ideas of other things to carry, but none stood out to me. At this point, I’ll be empty-handed (which is ok).
Do you have any ideas of what to carry instead of flowers?

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Latest activity by Jyl, on April 8, 2020 at 1:33 AM
  • Melle
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    Melle ·
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    A lot of people might still do a bouquet but of something other than flowers like brooch bouquets
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  • Chantal
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    Do you and your FH have anything specifically memorable that's object related? Or do you have a theme you could try and match?

    The only other thing I've seen is a bride carrying a lit candle, but I don't really remember how that worked once she reached the alter.... if you're not feeling flowers, definitely don't do something that doesn't feel you! Smiley smile

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  • T.c
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    I thought of carrying the rings in something since there is no ring bearer or best man/MOH. I’m too emotional to carry a candle. Lol
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  • T.c
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    Yes, I’ve seen these. They are beautiful too, just not my thing. If it comes down to it and I just carry something, it would definitely be a brooch bouquet
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  • Samantha
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    I’m doing a vintage book theme, so I’ve been toying with the idea of giving my party a small parcel of vintage books instead of flowers. My only hesitation is that it’ll be cumbersome for them.
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  • Samantha
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    I’ve also seen parties carrying adoptable animals, which is super sweet but not all venues would approve and it could get messy.
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  • Melle
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    I’ve also seen other alternatives like a balloon, a lantern, etc
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  • T.c
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    I saw a really beautiful idea of bouquets made of book pages!
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  • Chantal
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    Aww I absolutely love that idea!

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  • Chrysta
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    I’ve seen some beautiful bouquets made of feathers
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  • A
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    Books, lantern, globe, nothing at all! I love the idea of traditional paper or silk lanterns that glow ranger than the glass and metal ones. Are there any special items that have meaning in your relationship?
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  • Jamie
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    My mom carried a tiny bible with her bouquet and so for my first wedding I carried a tiny bible with a corsage with charms hanging. You can do something similar without the corsage. My charms were a tiny elephant for good luck, a tiny bride and groom, a gem of my birthstone and April's since that was the month we married.


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  • T.c
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    I love this idea! Hopefully I can find some I like and make it a DIY project. Thanks!
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  • T.c
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    That’s what I’ve been racking my brain about. The only think I can come up with is a paper bouquet made of music sheets....but it’ll still look like flowers and that’s the part that “isn’t us”
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  • T.c
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    That’s cute!!!
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  • Danielle
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    how did you two meet? Maybe you could incorporate that.

    or perhaps you can honor a family member by carrying a locket with a special picture or something else. One of my friends made her flowers out of paper and they looked so cute. you could do a lantern or single book or if you like music maybe something relating to that.
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  • T.c
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    We met at a party and then went to eat chicken. Maybe I can carry a zaxbys box! 😂😂
    Just kidding! The Music sheet bouquet is probably more pertaining to us than anything
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  • Danielle
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    I love music sheet


    Or you could carry a heart and he can hold a key or vice versa
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  • T.c
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    That’s a great idea! Super cute!
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  • Danielle
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    I just thought of it !
    Thought it would be cute
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