Bridal Bouquet Activities
When a bride orders her wedding bouquet, it might not seem that any "activities" will come from it other than as a thing for the
bride to hold. But the bridal bouquet can be the source of many interesting activities and meaningful gestures.
During there ceremony there are all kinds of possibilities. Certainly you can go traditional and have a flower for both the mother of
the bride and mother of the groom. The moms, in particular, love this activity and guests usually appreciate it as well. But what if
you turned that traditional gesture on its head and supplied flowers for both the mothers and the fathers?
If the bride supplies flowers to both the men and women, there are a couple of ways to do this. What if dad's flower was enclosed
in a verse that he will then get up and read at the ceremony? What if it was a flower to recognize the members of the family who
have passed, and it gives dad an opportunity to recognize those family members?
If the bride chooses not to have a unity candle, but wants some gesture like it, she can have her bridal bouquet designed by having
several small bouquets put together. At an appropriate time during the ceremony, the bridal bouquet is "broken up" and various
people might receive a share, such as the mothers and fathers of the bride and groom.
Now, if the bride wants to hang onto her bridal bouquet during the wedding ceremony, but is willing to have some fun with it at the
reception, there are a few options there as well. How about a dance involving the bridal bouquet? This is silly, but fun. The bridal
bouquet is on display somewhere near the dance floor and guests must guess a flower that's in the bouquet before they can enter
the dance floor. The first few guests might not have a problem as some flowers are obvious, like roses and tulips, but others might
give people pause. Of course, this won't work if the bridal bouquet is all roses or some other single and obvious flower but for a
traditional mixed bouquet, it can work well.
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