You’ve heard of bridesmaid bouquets, but what if you want something different? Bridesmaids don’t have to carry bouquets down the aisle. Can bridesmaids wear corsages? Can they carry a flower hoop? What about a lantern?
Here are some alternatives for bridesmaids to wear or carry down the aisle.
A bridesmaid can wear / carry a:
Yes! If you’re wondering about a bridesmaid corsage instead of bouquet, the answer is: go for it! We found these gorgeous corsages from Serenity, which we’ll share in depth later in this blog post. Here’s one of our favorite bridesmaid corsages:
• Clutch Purse
How unique is this?! Pressed flowers plus a clutch: such an art piece! By NeonCastaway.
Or these sweet flower clutches by Eclu. These are a fan-favorite.
• Non-Traditional Bouquet
It can be a bouquet, but botanical or made of unique adornments like pampas grass. This is one of our favorites by HBotanicsWeddings.
Browse dried flower bouquets for more ideas!
You can browse lace parasols like this one from LaceParasols.
This stylish lantern is by ToniDecoresho.
How beautiful is this?! It is handmade by TheBackyardGardener.
• … anything! Get creative!
If you choose something creative, opt for an item that aligns with your theme. For instance, books — favorite classic hardcover or vintage books — are a great alternative to carry down the aisle and can be stacked on a small table nearby. This is obviously something that would fit in with a book themed wedding or vintage wedding.
Lanterns are great to carry anytime: you can browse these unique lantern ideas for suggestions on the kind for bridesmaids to wear. Note: choose one with a handle, but not just a decorative one. Make sure the handle is strong enough to be held by the top (so there are no surprises when carrying them down the aisle). For bridesmaid lanterns, try these.
We did a HUGE round-up on bridesmaid bouquet alternatives to provide more examples and inspiration.
See, there are many alternatives to carry!
But let’s focus on just one: bridesmaid corsages.
Can Bridesmaids Wear Corsages?
Today we’re focusing on one question: can bridesmaids wear corsages? Yes! Of course! And corsages are a beautiful way to adorn her wrist with flowers, whether fresh or faux. They’re also a trend right now, as brides are always looking for a fresh twist on a classic. Take flowers, but make it wearable. :)
These handmade corsages for bridesmaids are a great alternative to bouquets. A bridesmaid can wear a corsage of flowers on her wrist instead of carrying a bouquet of blooms. We found a beautiful collection of corsages for weddings at Serenity, all showcased below. As you can see, you can get colors to coordinate with your wedding (and if there’s something you need but don’t see in the shop, just ask!) Photos by Katerina Svetikova.
So, yes, bridesmaids CAN wear corsages instead of bouquets. :)
If you like what you see here, be sure to check out the full collection of corsages for bridesmaids, mothers of the bride, mothers of the groom, and anyone else you’d like to give a corsage to wear on your wedding day. You can shop here.