No corsage and boutonnieres?

posted 3 years ago in Flowers
  • poll:
    You NEED them : (4 votes)
    11 %
    DONT BUY THEM : (8 votes)
    23 %
    Buy corsage not boutonnieres : (1 votes)
    3 %
    Buy Boutonnieres not corsages : (7 votes)
    20 %
    I had them and im glad I did : (7 votes)
    20 %
    I didnt have them and Im glad I didnt : (8 votes)
    23 %
    I didnt have them but I wish I did : (0 votes)
    I had them and I wish I didnt : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    Hostess
    7630 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    We didn’t have them. I thought they were unnecessary. You should have seen the way my older family members reacted though! A plus was that my photographer really supported my decision – she says she often sees the flowers get squished during photos and is always worried.

    Post # 4
    Member
    1137 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @SaugaBride:  I am not doing corsages, and just a boutonniere for the groom!

    But I am from Mexico, my culture is different!

    As far as MUST having, you don’t HAVE to HAVE anything 😉

    Post # 5
    Member
    461 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    My mother wants a wristlet of the same flowers as my bouquet, but I think that’s it. No bouts for the groomsman or my fiance. I think they look a tiny bit dated, at least for a casual wedding like ours.

    Post # 6
    Member
    8418 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @SaugaBride:  I did small nosegay bouquets for our moms instead of corsages (they both preferred being able to hold the bouquet for the ceremony and being able to put it down for the reception).  For the guys, I did boutonniere alternatives since they are all gamers (all DIY).

    Post # 7
    Member
    2358 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    We got one bout for DH and my bouquet and they matched and that was it. 

    Post # 8
    Member
    10219 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Etiquette Snob here… lol

    In reality they are indeed something you could “skip” for your Bridal Party… or find a way to do inexpensively (DIY – Paper Flowers – Grocery Store Flowers) OR even items that aren’t flowers can be used to make a Bouquet or Boutonniere (lots of ideas all over WBee on that)

    What Bouts & Corsages are nice for, is when they give a tip of the hat to your Most Honoured Guests… Parents, GrandParents, GodParents

    Personally if money is an issue… I’d skip out on these things for the Bridal Party… long before I’d eliminate them totally for the Most Honoured Guests

    It is that little extra touch that goes a long way to recognize appreciate one’s nearest & dearest at the Wedding.

    Hope this helps,

     

    Post # 9
    Member
    6270 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    groomsman and DH’s grandfather had boutineers.

    MOB and MOG had coursages

    nice to have, but nothing is needed.

    Post # 10
    Member
    5087 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I would have them, for me they make the wedding. I love the small details. It’s a nice way to honour important family members and the bridal party. 

    Post # 11
    Member
    9137 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    @SaugaBride:  We skipped both because we had a small budget and it seemed like an easy place to cut.  The groom and his GMs got pocket squares (I DIY’d them with cloth and stitch witch) instead of bouts and none of the parents or grandparents said anything about not have bouts or corsages.  I don’t regret it and the wedding photos still look like wedding photos since I’m still in the big white dress and you can’t miss me.

    Post # 12
    Member
    313 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @SaugaBride:  We are skipping Bouts and doing pocket squares instead. I much prefer the look, and kind of hate bouts. We are doing wristlets for our moms and grandmothers.

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