Post # 1
So far I’ve got my groom, 3 groomsmen, 3 ushers, and the 2 fathers down for bouts. Then I have corsages for the 2 mothers and 2 grandmothers. My question is, should my step-grandfather get a bouttenierre too? He married my grandma when I was 5. My real grandfathers have both passed away.
If I didn’t get him one, would he feel left out since his wife has one?
Do I need to get corsages for the readers, the musicians (one who is my violin teacher and the other one who is my FI’s sister), or the gift bearers (as in the people who bring up the wine and bread at mass, not the people who handle the wedding presents)?
Help! I’ve got my final meeting with my florist tomorrow and I need to figure this stuff out!
Post # 3
There are no hard and fast rules but I believe your step-grandfather should get one and some couples do get them for those who play a special role in the ceremony (readers, etc.). However if your budget does not allow you could probably skip those folks, but be sure to get one for your step-grandfather, especially if your grandma will get a corsage.
Hope this helps!
Post # 4
I’ve been in weddings that did all of the above and none of the above. It’s really up to you. The last time I was a reader I was given a corsage to wear, but I didn’t expect one.
I think it’s really up to what you want…..and your floral budget! We only did bouts for the groom, groomsmen and my father. We were going to add one for my hubs grandfather but he told us he didn’t want to wear a smelly flower months ahead of time so no flower for him! haha