Post # 1
My Fiance and I are having a traditional/formal wedding, and one of the ways we’ve decided to cut out some $$$ from the flower budget is to not get the men in the wedding (of his father and brother) boutonnieres, but instead, have them wear pocket squares to match the girls dresses….. My lovely Aunt, who doesn’t know how to keep her big mouth shut, gave me a tongue lashing when I told her we were eliminating them to save money (and also eliminating wrist coursages for the FOUR grandmothers that we have –oh that REALLY ticked her off). Her exact words were, “Why don’t you cut out some of those flowers from your ridiculous bouquet, so you can AFFORD the flowers” (my response was almost, WHY DONT YOU PAY FOR THEM THEN!?, but I respect my elders).
So, now, I am confused and wondering if I should just bite the bullet, and spend the extra $120 to get the additional 8 boutonnieres (the groom WILL be wearing one), or, stick to my guns, and do what we initially planned.
My fiance is telling me to not listen to her, but she kinda got to me (if you can’t tell).
Post # 3
They are not required. The matching pocket squares sound like a cute idea! It’s YOUR wedding–do what you think is best for you and your Fiance.
Post # 4
They aren’t required. I think the groom should have one, but no one else really needs one.
My grandparents didn’t want their corsages either.
Post # 5
I am doing the EXACT same thing! My bridesmaids have no bouquets – they are holding muffs for our winter wedding, the groomsmen have no bouts but have pocket squares, the groom has a bout, but I am doing special guest bouts however I am just buying some roses from the grocery store and making them myself… and I’m getting corsages for the mothers and our 1 remaining grandmother from the grocery store but I still think they aren’t really necessary…
Post # 6
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
We had no bouts or corsages. Honestly, seeing my guys dressed up was good enough for me. Asking them to wear flowers, too, just seemed like I was being greedy. LOL And I don’t see the point of corsages for the women. They always look a little fug to me.
Post # 7
We did pocket squares (didn’t find any I liked online so I made them myself) and I didn’t miss the bouts at all. I made little matching bouquets of 50 or so stems of lavender for the mothers/grandmothers (4 total) but I don’t even think that was necessary
(DH hates this picture but for illustrative purposes, it works)