(Closed) corsage or bouquet?

posted 10 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
183 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

The great thing about a bouquet (as a BM) is that you have something to do with your hands during the ceremony.  If you are going to tell your ‘maids to cross their hands in front of them (like the GMs), then I think you should go with corsages if that is what you want. 

Also, you can use the BMs’ bouquets to decorate tables at the reception (just place them in a vase on the table with the guest book or lay them on the head table) if you want a way to use them later in the day.

Post # 4
1718 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country

A cute idea that was once posted by a bee was to pin a corsage on a purse… that way the maids have something to carry down the aisle without feeling awkward.  Perhaps you can gift them identical cute purses, and on the day of, pin fresh flowers/a corsage to the purse.

Post # 6
2640 posts
Sugar bee

Maybe I’m opinionated because I love bouquets, but I think a corsage is a sad substitution for a bouquet.  And I wouldn’t want to wear a corasge on my wrist all day.  Bouquets are more dramatic and verstile for decorating at the reception, using in pictures etc.  I think you should try to figure out if your BM’s would rather have a bouquet or corsage.  Maybe they’d prefer to have their hands free.  But if thye’d like the idea of carrying a bouquet, I think you need to fork over the money to give them a bouquet. 

I’m guessing they are paying for their dress, shoes.  Although if you are gifting these items to them, it’s easier to justify providing them with a corsage.  If they are going through the trouble of spending their own money on these things, for your wedding, I think it’s only fair to spend money on giving them nice gifts and bouquets.  I’m not sure if I’m misinterpreting what you are saying.  But it sounds like you are trying to cut costs by dropping the bridesmaid bouquets.  I think it’s a mistake to cut costs of your wedding on things guests (and especially attendants) will feel is at their expense.   (No pun intended.)

Post # 7
208 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

If I were a Bridesmaid or Best Man, I’d prefer a small bouquet over a corsage. But it’s your call. Make sure that their dresses have a good place to pin the corsage – or get them a wrist one.

Post # 8
2007 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I’ve never seen a corsage that didn’t get thrashed pretty quickly and I personally don’t like wearing them.  If it was me I think I would go for a small, simple bouquet or a boutinere (whether it gets pinned to a purse or their dress.)  As with most things, it all comes down to personal preference.  🙂

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