Post # 1
I am on my next project with Flowers and as I am working to try to figure out who gets what, I keep hearing about corsages and Im like, who gets that!!? Turns out the moms and grandmoms, mother in laws, etc are supposed to wear them right? Well I hate them! They remind of prom. Teenager-ish and cheesey. That’s just my opinion…am I the only one who can’t stand them? Are there any brides out there that are not doing corsages? If not, than what are you doing for the moms/grandmas, etc?
Post # 3
We did have corsages. I think the point of these is to make the moms and grandmas feel like they are special and stand out as part of the wedding party. Maybe ask these ladies how they feel about it and whether they would prefer to wear one/not wear one? We gave ours the option of wearing a wrist or pinned on corsage (or none). It turned out they all prefered the wrist (thinking pinned on wouldn’t work with the material of the dresses).
Post # 4
I don’t like them either…but I think the title of your post may be hurtful to the many brides using them. I’m using boutineeres instead.
Post # 5
I think they look cheesy too!
Post # 6
I hate them too – I actually just got in an agruement with my Mom about them. She refuses to wear a pin on, and will only wear a wrist. If I give her a pin on, she will carry it, as she doesn’t want to pin to her dress.
Post # 7
My mom absolutely refuses to wear a corsage and I say more power to her!
Post # 8
@Asia_Leone: We did mini bouquets for the moms. They looked nice and one served as the toss bouquet.
Post # 9
Maybe it’s a generational thing. I think the older ladies might actually like the corsages where the younger ladies probably don’t. Ask you moms and grandmas what they want/like.
Post # 10
I absolutely hate them too!!! My mother is not attending my wedding (she lives in russia and can’t get a visa) and my grandmother is still learning about American traditions and thankfully her mentality is to try to save money anywhere possible. However, my fiancee’s mother seemed really upset when I asked her how she would feel about not having one. Whatever, if she really wants a corsage, my fmil can wear one. However, there is no way that I am having my grandmother wear one. I am soo happy that my grandmother was not brainwashed by all these stupid traditions and does not need a flower to feel included. I apologize if I sound angry, I just feel like I have to fight against my I and fmil every step of the way, which is especially infuriating since my family is paying.
Post # 11
Well I am in the camp they are not cheesy. Your title is kinda offensive. Not everyone has your opinion. I plan on having both mom’s wear corsages.
Post # 12
I don’t really like corsages either, which is why we are doing these instead:
Post # 13
I think cheesy is one of those words like “tacky” that is vastly over used and hurtful to those who don’t share the opinion.
Post # 14
Wow, these are wonderfull! Soo much more personal and therefore meaningfull. I love them. I wish I was more creative. Sigh.
Post # 15
I think that corsages can be stunning or boring, and your post suggests that you haven’t seen anything that just strikes your fancy! I love the idea of the mini bouquet for mothers, and wrist corsages can be lovely if they are designed to go with the honored guest’s gown and the floral arrangements at the ceremony. One of my friends had honored guests wear hand tied corsages accented with fabulous ribbon rather than the elastic band vintage style. I happen to like both looks, but I know that I am thinking of some fabulous looks by local florists! Many women do not want to pin flowers on their formal wear because the weight of the flowers can damage the gowns. I would think that they might feel the same way about the ribbon pins, which are darling, but they might rather wear them on their handbag rather than the silk taffeta gown that they bought for this special occasion. (If a bouquet isn’t your style think about a beribboned single rose for an honored guest that they carry with them to the pew or to their seat.