(Closed) Can I scrap the bouts for bridal party and fathers, what about mother corsages?

posted 7 years ago in Family
Post # 3
1041 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

We are doing pocket sqaures for the men and not having any flowers at all in the wedding. We are really not that interested in spending the money on something we do not care about. Lighting is a bigger prioriety for me so thats where our floral budget went. I am not carrying a bouqet since both parents are walking me down the aisle, we are having non floral centerpieces, and my girls are carrying clutches. We are not doing any flowers for the important ladies either, but i think a single red rose would be sufficient.

Post # 4
6830 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

You can always do the fake flower route.  I went through this site http://www.thebridesbouquet.com/ for mine and everything cost me less than $200.00

Post # 5
452 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

I agree with @Sassygrn: about going the fake flower route.  I ordered mine from etsy.com, got exactly what I needed and a couple of things thrown in free.  I got my bouquet, 4 bridesmaids bouquets, 4 groomsmen boutonnieres, 1 groom boutonniere, 4 mother/grandmother corsages, 3 father/grandfather corsages, a flower girl basket and a throwing bouquet for a little over $400.  Here they are:

Post # 6
7695 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I like the idea of pocket squares for all the men. I think that would be fine and look nice!

For the mothers/Grandmothers I also like the idea of a single rose. I think that would be really pretty. My mom and Mother-In-Law carried tussy mussy bouquets which are just smaller bouquets and my step mom and DHs grandmother got flower pins which are similar to bouts but more feminine

Post # 7
9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

You can do fake flower bouts or peacock feather bouts. We are going to peacock feather route. If you really dont want them at all you can skip them altogether

Post # 8
811 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I was going to suggest the single rose to you since it sounds like o have something you really want something.

You certainly don’t have to have anything if you don’t want it or its not in your budget! Your mom’s and g’mas might like to have something special though.

There are tons of other DIY options for you or you could consider doing your own with a simple $7 bouquet from the grocery store. September flowers like mum’s will last for a long time and look fresh if you do them a few days before. Or hypercum berries.

Oh another non-floral -Brooches?

I asked a florist at our local grocery store for quote as a price comparison and they came in under $300 for everything. Orchid Corsages were only $12 you could consider this too.

I’m not saying you have to have them at all because you don’t, I just thought from your post that you’d like them and could use some options.


Post # 9
48 posts
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’m so glad to hear that I’m not the only one scrapping the bouts!  I personally don’t think anyone is going to miss them!  I’m actually not doing pocketsquares either, but I think it will look nice on your guys if that’s what you want to do. 


I’m still undecided on corsages for the mothers.  I like the idea of having something for them & the fathers (I won’t have any grandparents @ the wedding), I’m just not sure what yet.  I think the idea of handing a single rose is nice, but for me personally I don’t think I’ll go that route because I’m getting married on top of a mountain & I don’t want them to have to carry it around while were doing pictures & going back down on the gondola, etc.

Keep us updated on what you end up deciding ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 11
127 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Our guys will be wearing pocket squares instead of bouts….so we will only buy 1 bout for grandpa!

Post # 12
29 posts
  • Wedding: July 2011

We’re not doing any bouts or corsages b/c it’s not a priority for my fiance and i. I don’t know what the family thinks about it, although I’m sure his mom will have something to say:) But i mentioned it at work one day, and my really good friend at work almost had a fit. It’s so funny what people think are important.

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