Walking down the aisle without flowers #Ceremony Advice#bouquet alternatives#non-floral bouquet April 10 | Ariel Meadow Stallings offbeatariel Photo by Andrew Bradley I'm getting married in September and am thinking about not carrying anything (flowers, etc.) when walking down the aisle. I love flowers, but I don't really feel like having something that I will only hold for about 10 minutes. What are your thoughts? Has anyone else done the same? -Rebecca I've seen plenty of instances where folks replace flowers with something else — like lanterns, candles, clutches, feathers, and parasols. Some brides walk with a book in their hand (usually the bible, but could just as well be the Kama Sutra), framed photographs, or other family heirlooms. …But that's not what you're really asking about, right? You want to walk down the aisle nothing in your hands at all, right? Related Post Who should walk me down the aisle? We've addressed how to tell your dad someone else is walking you down the aisle before (lots of great comments on that post!), but never... Read more I think it would be deeply romantic to walk down the aisle holding only the hand of your beloved. The two of you could enter separately, meet and clasp hands, and then walk toward the officiant together hand-in-hand. Very simple, very romantic, and no bouquet or other props involved. We even have a tag archive for alternative aisle setups to make this even more interesting. For more non-floral inspiration, check out our archive of bouquet alternatives and non-floral bouquets. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Ariel Meadow Stallings Author of Offbeat Bride: Creative Alternatives for Independent Brides, Ariel acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives, loves, and dorks out hard in Seattle, WA. @offbeatariel @offbeatbride PREVIOUS Saving weirdo girls and punk lovers NEXT Get married by Lamira Martin in St. Louis, MO Toggle comments [ 48 ] Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.