Post # 1
Do people really still do these?? I just feel like, what guy cares about a Bout? Would it be totally weird if I didn’t have these? I’m guessing I’ll still need corsages for my mom and Mother-In-Law, because my mom would probably have a cow if she didn’t have one.
Post # 3
@csteen85: I’m wondering the same thing. AND I’m only having immediate family to mine, so does everyone at my wedding have to wear some sort of floral detail? LOL
Post # 4
I think its really up to you. I am still doing bouts and corsages (my mother loves the corsages) and frankly I like the look of bouts on the wedding party all dressed in their tuxes….I mean really how many times do you get the options where it is appropiate to wear a bout and a tux?!
Post # 5
I think having bouts and corsages for all the parents and grandparents are a waste of money. So that being said the only bouts are going to be on the groomsmen. I think they look better in pics if the guys have them, but if its not your style, I say go with out. It will save you a lot of money.
Post # 6
Well, you don’t really know what guy cares about them till you actually ask if they do. Reason I say is because when I asked my guy he actually EXPECTS to have them. They became a non-negotiable purchase. No, not every guy is the same. But sometimes you just need to ask. To answer your question more specifically – no, it’s not weird to not have them.
Post # 7
no bouts for Fiance or GMs (pocket squares instead). . but we are getting one for his dad and a corsage for Future Mother-In-Law and my aunt. I think they’ll appreciate them.
Post # 8
I don’t think you NEED to have them. I made our bouts and corsages out of paper flowers, but all the flowers in our wedding were paper.
Post # 9
it would probably be fine not to, but i think it helps everything to come together. There are tons of alternative bout ideas, so you don’t have to purchase flowers. You could make them fun and personal, or just different. here are some ideas
Post # 10
My mom and Mother-In-Law actually carried small “posey” bouquets instead of wearing corsages. We still got corsages for the grandmothers, though. We did the bouts because I personally like them. 🙂
Post # 11
@csteen85: I think if the flowers get too expensive, then I will suggest having these taken out. But I would probably keep the corsages and boutinnieres for the parents to make them stand out more.
Post # 12
I also really like this simple idea:
Post # 13
I didn’t know people stopped doign corsages and boutonniers. I can’t think of a wedding where the wedding party didn’t have them.
To me, for the guys it’s a nice pop of color on their suit. I don’t like corsages though, too prom like. So I opted for pinned corsages (boutinniers for women) for the moms, grandmoms, and grand aunt.
Post # 14
I couldn’t imagine my Fiance wearing a traditional bout, just wasn’t him. So I am making them. He’s into beer brewing so I made them out of wheat and hops, then some filler to add color. I think they’re great and much more his/our personality than a rose or something! (and also much cheaper!)
Post # 15
I had both. Our bouts were made out of succulents that were planted afterwards. And the corsages were given to Moms, Grandma and readers. My Grandma is 92 so it was expected.
Post # 16
@Tigrrlily04: This is a really cool idea.
I’m doing silk bouquets for myself and the bridesmaids… I thought it would be a nice keepsake.
For the guys, if I do Bouts at all, they won’t be expensive. My mom probably really wants a corsage, knowing her, so I’ll just get those for her and FI’s mom.
I sort of like the pocket squares idea, too!