Q: A few weeks ago I found myself really stressed about a seemingly huge part of my wedding: the flowers. Or specifically, coming up with a bouquet alternative. We’re DIYing our florals (ish—my aunt and friend are both florists, so #connections), and the idea of making a bouquet myself just feels… well, I just honestly don’t want to do it. I also don’t want to pay anyone else to make one, and right now I can’t think of a compelling reason to carry one (other than that’s what you’re “supposed” to do).
I don’t have anything against flowers—they’re great! Our centerpieces are going to be gorgeous! But the bouquet question is just confounding me right now.
I searched online to see if I could find any examples of bouquet-less brides, and all I found were images of brides and bridesmaids carrying candles, or lanterns, or books, or puppies. I don’t want to do any of that. Can I just skip the accessory altogether? Is there a better wedding bouquet alternative?
did you carry a bouquet in your wedding? what do you think about a bride not carrying anything—at all?
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