Post # 1
I just wrote a post about floral adhesive because I’m thinking of making wrist corsages for my ladies of honor instead of bouquets. We are not having an aisle or a fancy ceremony with a processional. I was inspired by this first photo that’s been floating around lately. Here’s my practice round, made with fake roses from Wal Mart. If I do this, I’ll probably end up using real garden roses. What do you think? Should I go with a wrist corsage for moms and BMs? Or a wrist corsage for just moms and a bouquet for BMs?
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Post # 3
i say wrist corsages for the moms & bouquets (even if its a single large flower) for the bm….or if its a money issue can you do different colors of corsages for the bms?
great job by the way! I’m about to do a post on my diy bouts and corsages too!
Post # 4
i agree. I think wrist bands for the moms (and special guests if you have any) and the bouquets for the bm.
You’re brave–I think I am having bouquets done professionally. I am attempting to do my seashell bouteiners (however you spell that long word) and my mom’s special brooch.
Post # 5
Why don’t you ask them what they prefer? I know I asked my daughter’s FMIL what she wanted,and also told her what I wanted. No wrist or pin on corsage for me. I didn’t want to ruin my dress by pinning something on it , and I think wristlets are too juvenile for grown women. (Just my opinion and preference…the florist didn’t think it was funny when I told her I hate corsages!) Instead I had her wrap 2 small white orchids for me to wear in my hair,and the FMIL wanted baby roses on a brooch to attach to her purse. We loved them and got what we both wanted.
I think you should ask before you make them. You did a great job on them,tho.
Post # 6
I got the womenfolk who are wearing corsages magnetic fasteners. A little magnet is mounted on the back of the corsage and the other little magnet goes on the underside of the dress. No pin holes!
Post # 7
bluespurrs – I’ve personally worked with those and they work wonderfully! The tiny magnetic square is quite strong – strong enough for withstand hugs and dancing for sure! Awesome recommendation!
Post # 8
Ferris Wheel – What you made looks beautiful! Just keep in mind that the roses you may have to make the actual wrist corsage might not be that open. Also, when roses are that open (as open as the picture) their petals are much more loosely connected to the flower. Good luck 🙂
Post # 9
wow .. I never really thought about wrist corsages. I was thinking about doing smaller bouquets (i’m not too big on flowers) but I may like this idea 🙂
Post # 10
Wrist corsages are AMAZING and so much more fresh and practical than BM bouquets. I’ve been a bridesmaid 14 times and after the walk down and back up the aisle, I couldn’t tell you what the hell happened to the bouquets I carried – you know, the ones the brides spent $$$$ on!!
I don’t relate to those who feel the bouquet makes a BM more comfortable because it give them something to do with their hands – I’ve always found that it’s a nuisance, particularly when I’ve been a maid of honor and I’ve needed to quickly help the bride fix her dress or hold her bouquet, etc.
Go with the wristlet! You can even buy stretchy inexpensive pearl bracelets and have the flowers attached to the bracelet. It’s modern, it’s funky, it’s fun!
Post # 11
I will def. ask the moms what they think. At first, I was opposed to wrist corsages because they can look prom-y, but there are some cool-looking ones out there! I just went out and bought some white roses…in a few days I’ll make an attempt with real flowers. Thanks for all the input!
Post # 12
I think it would be best to maybe ask what the BMs and Mom’s would prefer but then again it is your wedding so do what you wish. What you made is GORGEOUS though!
@Bluespurrs – that is an awesome idea… I have never heard of that but it all make sense to me now!
Post # 13
i’m loving the corsage idea. i wanted to do something different for my BMs. at first, i was thinking of giving them a clutch with a detachable floral or jeweled pin to carry. this way, they can have something that they can reuse.
then i was thinking maybe a corsage (i’ve seen some pretty ones on etsy).
now, i might just give them both. although, if i do, i probably wouldn’t do a floral pin on the clutch.
Post # 14
That looks great. Do you have any way of making sure that it stays fastened and doesn’t fall off? Speaking from experience in the past being given a wrist corsage as an honorary bridesmaid, there was nothing that kept it fastened, even double and triple knots. But kudos if you figured out a way around that.
Post # 15
I think it looks great ! Are you planning on posting a tutorial of how you did this? As for your question, I agree with the bees who’ve said wrist corsages are for the special guests, bouquets for the rest!
Post # 16
I love what you made. I had my bridesmaids wear wrist corsages and it was awesome! I was married in the LDS Temple in San Diego and our ceremony didn’t have a processional or anything, so a bouquest would have been used for pictures and then would have sat on the table all night. Corsages just made more sense.
I put a picture on my blog if you wanna see:
It’s rununculus and a long-ish ribbon.