Post # 1
I am DIYing my flowers and wondering if you all think boutonnieres and corsages are necessary? I feel like they are slightly complicated to make, and am not sure if it even matters if I make them!
Post # 3
@Baroness_Meg: Do the people who would be wearing them care? I just assumed that my mom didn’t want a corsage, and I was very, very wrong.
Post # 4
Of course they aren’t necessary! Nothing except the legal paperwork is mandatory.
We didn’t have them, nobody missed them.
Post # 5
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
I think it just depends on your families. We did DIY flowers out of my dad’s huge garden, but I had a florist make my husband’s bout and my floral crown (too complicated). I asked our parents if they cared if we didn’t have corsages and bouts and they were like “Pssh, whatever.” We didn’t have any grandparents who might have been more traditional.
If you’re anything like me, you will NOT have the time or mental focus to make a bunch of those on the day before or day of your wedding!
Post # 6
Neither are necessary, but of the two I think boutonnieres are more helpful to have. I like that they identify the groomsmen and tie them in with the rest of the wedding party. We’re skipping corsages entirely and I doubt anybody will even notice.
Post # 7
We DIY’d our boutonnieres and corsages, and they came together really easily.
I think they really tied the whole wedding party together, and I really am glad we did them.
Just google how to do them- they aren’t hard at all!
Post # 8
Thanks everyone, I think at least the bouts are going to have to be made… according to my stepmom! And I’d like to recognize the women too, so I’m just going to have to google! LOL. 🙂
Post # 9
We didn’t have them, and I don’t think anyone cared, lol. It wasn’t something that we really cared about having, so as long as you & your FI don’t care, who cares? 🙂
Post # 10
I found them to be SUPER IMPORTANT to the older relatives. Mom had to have one, Godmother acted like she would die without one, so we did them.
Post # 11
I did my own bridal and bridesmaids’ bouquets but bought the corsages because my mom really wanted one. Then, my husband decided he wanted a boutonniere so I ordered those as well. I only had three corsages and about six boutonnieres to buy though so it wasn’t too expensive (I think around $80 total).
Post # 12
Are they necessary? Of course, not! However, I looked at them as a way to recognize and appreciate our loved ones. Disclaimer: I had a talented friend (who has a wholesale floral membership) do all my flowers as her gift to me. So, for me they weren’t too expensive and I wasn’t the one doing the work! 🙂
Post # 13
- Wedding: October 2014 - Greenbrier Country Club
Definitely not necessary!
But, if it’s just the difficulty in making them that makes you want to scrap them, you could do some boutonnieres that are NOT made from flowers. Just Google “non floral boutonniere” 🙂
Post # 14
@Baroness_Meg: I really think this is a matter of personal opinion. My sister did a bout for the GM, my dad and ring bearer (my son)- and no one else in either family had anything (except for BMs)- if anyone was offended, they surely didn’t voice it.
For my wedding, I choose to do it- so I am letting the grandparents, parents, and all those people CHOOSE if they want to have one (some people seriously don’t care- and some actually would prefer not to have anything)-
and for my BMs, instead of a bouquet, I am doing corsages!! Which is totally different!!
It’s up to you!
Post # 15
@Baroness_Meg: not at all. we aren’t using them.