Post # 1
I have questions about corsages and boutonnières.
Who do we need to buy them for besides bridesmaids and groomsmen? Parents and Grandparents?
When do we present them with them?
On corsages, wrist for bridesmaids and pins for grandmas and moms? Or just wrist? Or just pins?
Do the bridesmaids need them? Won’t it look like too much flower if they have a bouquet?
HELP!!! All I know is that fiftyflower.com has them cheap, but are they too plain?
Post # 3
Bridesmaids don’t wear coursages, they have bouquets.
Groomsmen, dads, granddads, etc. wear boutonnieres.
Moms and grandmoms wear coursages. The moms for our wedding will be wearing flower pins (NOT bouts) because I can’t stand coursages, but that’s a different story.
They all have them put on before the ceremony or if you’re doing pictures beforehand.
Post # 4
@cindeeeh: Normally BM’s just have there bouquet no corsages. boutonniere’s are for GM, ushers, ring bearer Grandfather etc.
Post # 5
boutonierres for the groom, groomsmen, and ushers. Coursages for moms and grandmoms. I’ve never heard of given bridesmaids courtsages.
Post # 6
Bridesmaids typically only carry a bouquet. Mother and Father of both the Bride and Groom should get a corsage/bout. Grandparents also typically get corsages/bouts. You can do a traditional bout and wrist corsage, or you could do a pinned corsage or even a purse pin for the ladies.
Post # 7
I’ve done corsages/buttonholes for all the groomsmen, both the dads, both the mums and the lady who is doing a reading at our wedding.
I’m giving the one for my mum to her when we’re getting ready, my brother will give the ones to my dad and the lady doing our reading downstairs when they arrive at our venue, and my FI is giving all the groomsmen ones, his mums and his dads when he’s at their house getting ready.
Post # 8
We originally planned on buttonieres for the men and corsages for the moms… But then DH’s grandma wanted a corsage, so we ended up getting ALL the grandparents buttonieres and corsages…
Post # 9
Our moms didn’t want corsages, so I made them small bouquets (nosegay). The guys had boutonniere alternatives since they are all gamers (both my husband and I lost our fathers).
Post # 10
@cindeeeh: We did bouquets for the BMs and boutonneirs for the GM, ring bearer parents, grandparents, and we even gave them to helpers such as pastor, personal attendent, program hander outers (lol), musicians, and host/hostesses, and cake cutters.
We didn’t like corsages. Otherwise the women (with the exception of the BMs) would get those.
Post # 11
We are doing boutonierres for the guys but not doing any corsages. I personally can’t stand them and neither can my mom so we opted out (my MIL wanted to go with what my mom was doing).
Post # 12
@MrsMajor: I didn’t think BMs wore them either, but I was told I had to get some for them. Now I know not to.
@rdevaney: I really hate corsages, too. My mother is the one who told me I needed to get them for EVERYONE, so now I know just to get them for our mothers and grandmothers.
Thank you everyone!!!