(Closed) Bout for father of the groom?

posted 5 years ago in Flowers
Post # 2
556 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Cordellia:  Normally the groom’s father does get one. However, normally the groomsmen also get them, so you are already breaking the tradition:) Honestly, even though there are going to be flowers everywhere, I would still probably get them for the groomsmen AND the father of the groom. They aren’t that expensive, and I think it will look nice. But at the end of the day, it is your wedding and needs to be a reflection of you. And I don’t think most men would have broken hearts over not getting a bout. 

Post # 5
323 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Cordellia:  If the groomsmen don’t have them I personally don’t see why the father of the groom would need one. I would say go without.

Post # 4
213 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Cordellia:  I think since your father (father of the bride) has a bout, father of the groom really should have one too.

Post # 6
7271 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

If your dad has one then I think his dad should have one.

ETA: I don’t think he needs to be a part of the wedding to have one. The GMs are part of the wedding and they won’t have one. I personally think it could be seen as  favoritism if one dad has one and the other doesn’t.

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Post # 7
1639 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

If you don’t wanna do boutonnieres, I’d at least do something to set him apart from the rest of your wedding party. Granted, he’s not technically IN the wedding party, but generally the parents of the couple are noticeable. We did boutonnieres and corsages for the moms and dads (well, my granddad), but we also had bouquets, so…=\ 

Maybe do a pin or something on his lapel instead? I would try to set him apart from the average guest or party member, though. He’s a parent, he deserves recognition.

Post # 8
1141 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Both dads get bouts or no dads get bouts. 

Post # 9
46590 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Definitely get the FOG a boutonniere if the FOB is having one.

Post # 10
135 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

If you are getting one for your dad, you should definitely get one for his father as well.

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