Post # 1
I haven’t worn a corsage since senior prom, and that was…uh…a while ago.
So thinking of ordering them now for the women in my wedding, I just can’t shake the vision of those horrible ones you bought at the grocery store. Do people still like them? Should I do something different? Wrist or pin?
Basically, any thoughts on the corsage issue? I have 7 people to give them to: mothers, grandmother, cousin, friend, and officiant. Ages range from 17 to 82.
EDIT: please repost in flowers, sorry!
Post # 3
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
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
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:
Post # 6
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
Our mothers are carrying nosegays vs. corsages. Corsages seem very high school or college formal to me!
Post # 8
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!