(Closed) Corsages: How to make them not aweful

posted 7 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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2775 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

We skipped them altogether.  We didn’t have a huge wedding, so there was no need to “mark” the important players.  Everybody already knew who they were.  Plus, I couldn’t shake the prom image, either.

I’ve heard of having the ladies carry a small bouquet, but that seems a little odd to me.

Post # 4
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612 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I an only having my mom and FMIL wear corsages and they are little pin-on ones (not the wrist corsage). Just start looking around online for corsage styles. If you don’t see anything you like, maybe do a flower in the hair or small bouquets.

Post # 5
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204 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

In my experience, the (older) ladies defiently insisted upon having coursages to mark their status as grandma/mom/godmother, etc. So to avoid the prom look, make them pin-ons and not wrist coursages. Also, keep in mind that a coursage is really a boutineer with a few more flowers, so keep it light and simple for a modern look. Here is a pic of our coursages:

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Post # 6
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5756 posts
Bee Keeper

Why not ask them what they’d prefer? I personally hate them, so in one wedding I opted for 2 small orchids in my hair,and for the other I wanted nothing. The MOG pinned hers to her purse.

Post # 7
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76 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Our mothers are carrying nosegays vs. corsages. Corsages seem very high school or college formal to me!

Post # 8
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962 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

i agree with twinkle…  keep them simple, but “prettier” than the bouts.  i’m planning on DIY my pin on corsages – some fresh herbs and a couple stalks of lavender (my bouquet is lavender) with a ribbon wrapped around the base.

they don’t have to be all prom…  i definitely envision carnations when i think about the prom ones!

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