(Closed) Corsages for parents and grandparents?

posted 6 years ago in Family
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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vivaciousbride1989:  It doesn’t have to be all of nothing. If the other women are expecting a corsage, it might be hurtful for them to be ignored. Ditto with the men and the boutonnieres.

I would ask their preference. Some women don’t like to pin a corsage on expensive, thin dress fabric. If you want to honor them with flowers, you could suggest a wrist corsage or a tussy  mussy.

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

It depends who you are dealing with, but I would say in general that it is worth at least asking them.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception / Courtyard Marriott Legacy Ballroom

Definitely ask their preferences. I asked my Mom, and she wanted a wrist corsage – I got three of them, one for Mom, one for FI’s Mom, and one for my SIL. We got boutonnieres for my brother, FI’s father, and FI’s uncle – they’re the same as the ones for the groomsmen and attached with magnets rather than pins.

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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vivaciousbride1989:  Would they be ok with wearing a boutoniere? We did corsages for his and my mom and our grandmas wore a bigger more distinguishable boutoniere because they were both wearing long sleeves and didn’t want a corsage. If none of your ladies want a corsage, maybe you can do the boutoniere instead? The florist will have an idea on how to make them bigger and different from the rest. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I aggree that it doesn’t have to be all or nothing. It’s meant to honor the wearer. I’d ask each person individually her preference. Some couples also get them for readers, vocalist if they’re a friend, etc. but I don’t think those extra ones are a must.

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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vivaciousbride1989:  How about whatever makes them happy and/or feel special?

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

We skipped the boutonieres and corsages. It was nice to save the money, hubby didn’t want them and my mother had ZERO interest in a pin hole in her dress…lol

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

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vivaciousbride1989:  I agree with PP to leave it up to each person – whatever works for them, I think. My Future Mother-In-Law doesn’t want to wear one because it’ll mess up her “look.” She’s a bit of a diva. However, the grandmothers happily said yes. 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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vivaciousbride1989:  Honestly, if they don’t want to…. don’t force it on them. Just have the men wear them and the bridal party. 

In our culture, everyone in the immediate family gets a boutoniere so we end up purchasing 30+ extra ones on top of the ones for the bridal party….. talk about an extra expense!!!!

Anyway I’ve had to wear them before and I absolutely hate it. They poke you! Also, my last wedding I was wearing a beautiful gown with mesh on the chest and a design on it. The pin ruined the mesh, it put a nice big hole on it. I was not a happy wedding guest that day….

Good luck with whatever you decide!

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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2014

They could also carry a little bouquet! My Mother-In-Law preferred that so both moms carried a tiny baby’s breath bouquet (that’s what we all carried).

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

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vivaciousbride1989:  Do they not want to wear them because they don’t want something pinned to their outfit or on their wrist? I’d see if they could get a small bouquet of flowers to carry instead. 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

I didn’t even ask them… just got wrist corsages for them. Knowing them all, i’m sure they’d want them anyways. 

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