I met a couple last week to discuss their wedding for next year and when asked does it matter that I don’t want etc etc, ………….., I heard myself say again, “Absolutely NO, it doesn’t matter!” This is all about doing your wedding your way. The beauty of a celebrant ceremony is, there are no rules or regulations. Be inspired by other’s clever, individualistic ideas, tweak them to suit you. Do it your way.
I’ve heard of couples going to the most amazing lengths to be different. Take your bouquet, for example. Fresh floral bouquets are, without question, beautiful but what if you don’t want to do it the ‘normal’ way? A fabric bouquet, or one made of buttons and brooches, won’t wilt, fade or die. It lasts forever and can be made to your specific colour palette. And you can even have a special heirloom brooch sewn into it to remember someone special on your big day. Or perhaps you’d prefer not to carry anything at all. What an opportunity to be creative and design either a bouquet that’s completely your own or carry something completely non-bouquet and unique.
Furthermore, your bridesmaids could carry something other than flowers too. How about a beautiful clutch bag or something similar which can they can then keep as a very useful memento of the day. Lanterns are also a wonderful alternative especially for an evening winter wedding with the added benefit that they offer additional lighting too!
I suppose actually there IS one rule. If it doesn’t mean something to you both; don’t do it! Pop over to our Pinterest boards for more alternative bouquet inspiration.
Image sources (left to right, top to bottom)
– windmill, paper, starfish, white
– lantern, lantern, parasol, cuff
– lollipops, sweets, paper, heart
– charm, single flowers, felt, jewels
– fern, hoop, feathers, butterflies