(Closed) Okay! Here is my trial wrist corsage.

posted 9 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

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!

not easy!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

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. 

 

Great job!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

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
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2009

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
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2009

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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
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Newbee

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 # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

great job!!

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
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Honey bee

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
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Helper bee

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
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2009

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:
http://breeandy.blogspot.com/2009/07/wedding-party.html

It’s rununculus and a long-ish ribbon.

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