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Brides Want to Know: Bouquet Options for Bridesmaids

edited by Jolene Rae Harrington

We often get questions from stressed-out brides, worried about everything from receiving-line protocol to last-minute venue changes. More often than not, we turn to our trusted Certified By The Guide wedding professionals for the answers.

Is there anything besides a typical bouquet my bridesmaids could carry?
—Gaylen H., Auburn

Waterlily PondNancy Liu Chin applauds your yen for originality: “The trend for bridesmaids is anything but a lone nosegay. We’ve been doing purses filled with flowers, colorful paper fans and Asian umbrellas. For something really creative, how about having your bridesmaids walk down the aisle holding copies of a favorite hardbound book with a cluster of posies on top?” Jennifer French of Lush Floral offers, “Whimsical floral pomander balls or floral wreaths are other eye-catching accessories for the wedding party.”

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