Corsages and Boutonnières

posted 3 years ago in Traditions
Post # 3
3265 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

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
1504 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@cindeeeh:  Normally BM’s just have there bouquet no corsages. boutonniere’s are for GM, ushers, ring bearer Grandfather etc.

Post # 5
158 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

boutonierres for the groom, groomsmen, and ushers. Coursages for moms and grandmoms. I’ve never heard of given bridesmaids courtsages.

Post # 6
507 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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
410 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

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
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

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
8387 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

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
7654 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@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
110 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

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). 

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