(Closed) Corsage or Boutonnier?

posted 8 years ago in Flowers
  • poll: What will the mothers/grandmothers/women of honor be wearing?
    Corsages : (25 votes)
    53 %
    Boutonniers : (9 votes)
    19 %
    Corsages and Boutonniers. : (3 votes)
    6 %
    Something different, I'll explain below. : (10 votes)
    21 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    Our mothers and my aunt are getting smaller bouquets to hold and the grandmothers will have wrist corsages.  

    Post # 4
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I am doing pinned corsages for all the women of honour!

    Post # 5
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    5985 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    we dont know yet. I am curious to see the votes! 🙂 thanks for posting

    Post # 6
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    We’re doing nosegays for our mothers and grandmother is deciding if she wants a wrist corsage or nosegay.  (She doesn’t want to “pin” anything to her dress).  What about giving them an option?

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    My florist said he preferred that we ask the women what they would prefer.  Some people really have a preference – and since they are the ones wearing them, I was fine with that 🙂

    Post # 8
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    we did wrist coursages. i would ask everyone what they want though. we ordered them because my mom was with me when i ordered so she got to pick, and then my mil later said that’s what she wanted so she wouldn’t have to poke a hole in her dress.

    Post # 10
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    we will ask what they prefer, but i have a feeling they will prefer the wrist corsages. either or works beautifully i think 🙂

    Post # 11
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Never heard of women wearing bouts but our grandmothers are wearing corsages and our mothers nothing (they feel it is an old lady thing and I sort of agree)

    Post # 13
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: January 2010

    I think the difference between a bout and a corsage is generally to do with gender and size of the “arrangement” (a corsage generally being larger).  Then a corsage can be either pin-on or wrist. 

    At our wedding my mom and grandmothers had nosegays.  My houseparty had wrist corsages, though I asked them if they preferred pin-on or wrist.

    Post # 15
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Nosegays are just a small bunch of flowers.  We are doing those for my mom and mother-in-law.  Neither want to pin anything to their dresses and it’s nice to have something for them.  They even said “it’s a little old lady” to have flowers pinned to you… So, the florist suggested a nosegay to have something to hold, but they can ditch it later.  In medieval times nosegays were used to mask the unpleasant odors or to keep the nose happy. 

    Post # 16
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    Everyone wore bouts. For the ladies they were magnetized in case of delicate fabrics.

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