(Closed) Scottish bees- is this a real tradition?

posted 5 years ago in Traditions
Post # 3
6015 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

Ok I’m only part Scottish, and I haven’t heard of this tradition.  I looked on some sites and I found two things.  

 The first one I found was if you’re having the youngest girl in the family bringing up the horse shoe up to you during the ceremony, you then give her a flower.  If your Aunt was young when she attended a wedding, she may have been that little girl. 

I gave the link to the other info I found. 


Post # 4
218 posts
Helper bee


I’m Scottish and my best friend is a florist, what she is usually asked to do is make corsages for the MOB and MOG, they tend to be made to match their outfits and are either worn on the outfit or attached to their handbag. The tend to be ordered as part of the flower order for a wedding

When I was younger, I’m talking the 1980!!, female guests frequently wore flower corsages to match their outfits to a wedding but bought them themselves.

Hope that helps

Post # 5
160 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m English, so close! We’re having little corsages for my Mum, stepmum, grandmothers and my fiance’s sister. I hadn’t heard of it either but my mums organising the florist and that’s what she wanted so whatever! The florist said its fairly standard but not obligatory. They basically match the men’s buttonholes but are worn on the opposite side of the jacket to the men’s.

Post # 6
7992 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

I’m not Sottish, but I know a little bit about the traditions.

Never heard of this one, but I could be wrong.

Post # 7
539 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I think flowers for moms and grandmothers are pretty common in general, but from a non-Scottish bee, for every woman sounds like a lot! If you get them for the aunt, then the great-aunt, then the cousin… Seems like a slippery slope!

Post # 8
270 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I don’t think this is a tradition, or if it is its a dying one, I’ve been to many weddings over the last 4 years or so, and there is nothing like that going on. As PP said, they tend to wear corsages but its not all female family members. Though guests sometimes wear corsages as well.

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