To start, I’m actually having my bridesmaids carry parasols instead of bouquets. Not only will this save me a ton of money, but it’s perfect and multifunctional for a beach wedding. They will also be able to take them home! I plan on leaving theirs plain white, and doing something like this for mine.
The Mardi Gras Outlet has a detailed step by step on how to make this DIY Wedding Parasol yourself, including a printable template! Easy!
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