Post # 1
Did anyone NOT have corsage and boutonnieres? I dont know why but to me it feels a bit prom like and Im trying to find different ways to save money and I feel like they might be a bit unnecessary? I havent been to enough weddings though to know if they are more important than I think…or maybe theres a cheaper alternative
Post # 3
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
@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
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
@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
We got one bout for DH and my bouquet and they matched and that was it.
Post # 8
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
groomsman and DH’s grandfather had boutineers.
MOB and MOG had coursages
nice to have, but nothing is needed.
Post # 10
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
- 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
@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.