- 6 years ago
- Wedding: June 2012
Alright, so I put in all my orders with the florist a while back, and the final bill came in the other day and it is … breathtaking. Especially for things like corsages and bouts! I can’t believe how expensive they are!
Well, it just came to me in a massive “duh” moment that I didn’t get them for Fi’s stepmom or stepdad (both parents are remarried). He isn’t terribly close with the steps, and in fact refers to them as “my dad’s wife” and “my mom’s husband” instead of as his own step-parents. Both parents got remarried when he was an adult, so it just didn’t occur to me to include them in the count for family members getting flowers.
Now that I see how expensive the daggone flowers are, I’m really loathe to ask for one more of each because that’s just another $120 I have to dig out of my pocket that I’d rather spend on something else. So my question is, would it look bad if I made a silk corsage and bout for the steps that was different from the real flowers the other blood relatives were getting? Part of me feels like FI’s mom would be mad if she had the same corsage (and thus similar status) to the stepmother. I would still make them lovely flowers, but they would be different and of course they’d be silk instead of real flowers.
Will they feel jilted (well, really will stepmom since she’s the only one I’m actually concerned about. I could give stepdad a piece of cardboard on a pin and he’d probably wear it happily haha) with this arrangement, or should I hold my nose and shell out for two more flowers?