(Closed) coursage for mothers?

posted 10 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
2640 posts
Sugar bee

Are you asking if you should get anything for them, or if it should be a corsage?  I think you’ll want to get them something to honor them.  In fact I gave corasges to people who were doing readings etc.  But I gave the moms nosegays.  My mom preferred to have something to hold on to.

Post # 4
41 posts
  • Wedding: August 2009

i don’t know if i am going to give them a coursage…but i was thinking about def. giving them and my grandmothers flowers to pin on their dresses…

Post # 5
2204 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

It’s my understanding this is still fairly common.

We’re planning on corsages for mom, Mother-In-Law, all the grandmothers, the readers and my personal attendant.  Yikes.  That sounds like a lot now that I put it down.  I just want people know who is playing a special role in our day, as well as who to ask with questions.

Post # 6
2434 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

It is tradition that the mom’s get a corsage- just like the dad’s get boutonnieres.

Many people also give corsages/bouts to grandparts, godparents, step-parents, siblings (who are not in the bridal party), or other people they want to pinpoint and have stand out from the average wedding guest.

I’ve never been to a wedding where the parents didn’t have a coursage/bout.

Post # 7
6009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

We’re only doing mother and Mother-In-Law, not other family or readers.  Bouts are the same way: father and Father-In-Law only.

Post # 8
739 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009 - Red Fish Grill

It’s interesting that you bring this up.  My mom (who was born in Cuba) demanded that I get a corsage for Future Mother-In-Law, because it’s expected in "American" families.  (I think she had an experience with my dad’s mom.)  When I told the florist to order two corsages, my mom was horrified and said that she would NEVER wear one.  (I have a feeling she envisions them on old women.)  I ended up ordering three: mom, Future Mother-In-Law and great aunt.  There is no way that Future Mother-In-Law is going to be the only mother wearing one.  My mom is going to wear that flower whether she likes it or not!  LOL

Post # 9
200 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I was going to get the mothers ones that pin on, but I asked them both what they preferred, and it was an actual corsage that they wanted.. so that is what I am getting them!

Post # 10
818 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I am giving corsages to mothers, grandmothers, photographer, guestbook attendant, basically anyone (female) with an important task or is special to me. Same with boutonnieres for the guys.

Post # 11
1116 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I think it’s a nice gesture to have flowers in some sense for close family members, especially the parents.  We did corsages for our mothers and found that the wrist corsages worked the best.  The fabrics of their dresses would have been pulled funny by pinned corsages.  But in the end, the strap on my mom’s corsage broke before the ceremony and we didn’t have anything to fix it, so she carried my toss bouquet down the aisle instead, which she seemed to like just fine 🙂

Post # 12
212 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

I made my bouquets from feathers and so I used the extras to make Fiance and Future Father-In-Law bout as well as FMIL and my mom’s wrist coursages. Only thing is they all knew of the colors of the wedding and while I said where whatever you want…. FMIL’s coursage will not match her dress as she is not in pink. So watch she probably won’t want to wear it! Ah well, I tried…

Post # 13
31 posts
  • Wedding: July 2009

Dads are getting boutonnieres, moms are getting mini bouquets.

In My Humble Opinion, it’s a little too old fashioned to pin the corsage to the dress (not to mention may ruin delicate fabrics) and a wrist corsage reminds me too much of prom.


Post # 14
92 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

My Mom and Future Mother-In-Law will be carrying little nosegays in "tussy mussys" – it’s a small silver vase of sorts that has a stand at the bottom so that at the reception they can place it down and it becomes a decoration. Neither one of them wanted something pinned to them. My Grandmother does want a small corsage though. But I’m having the florist make it small like a little bigger than a boutonniere.

Post # 16
7052 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I agree that they should receive corsages, including the father of the groom and father of the bride too. It’s important to honor them too, for if it weren’t for them, there’d be no wedding at all! 

Every wedding I’ve ever attended, the parents wore a corsage (either pinned or wrist or had carried long stem roses) or a bout.

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