(Closed) Female Standing on Groom’s Side… Flower Question?

posted 10 years ago in Beehive
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2009

i think the wrist corsage would look nice.  Ive also seen it done where the woman carried a single flower instead of a bouquet. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

When I first read the title, I thought: what about a wrist corsage? But then that was already suggested. I think that it would look great and then you have some coordination with the groomsmen (corsage similar to bouts) and bridesmaids (same dress, etc.)

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I agree, I like the wrist corsage idea!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I think your florist is right. A corsage (though I’m more a fan of pinned ones than wrist ones) might work and look really sassy, or you could distinguish her with a really cute clutch rather than flowers.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

A wrist corsage is a good idea. BUT in most pictures that I’ve seen, the groomsmen tend to cross their hands in front of them. Picture a broad, masculine stance. If this cousin receives a wrist corsage, she might feel a little awkward with nothing to do with her hands.

I’ve seen a full bouquet done for a female who is standing on the groom’s side, and it looked great! She looked very formal and "bridesmaids-y" but was clearly up there to support the grooms side as well. She will already stand out as a female on the groom’s side, so I would give her whatever you would like best. A wrist corsage isn’t going to make her "blend in" with the groomsmen, and you don’t really want her to, anyway. 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

When I’ve seen this done, the girl on the groom’s side carried a normal bouquet just like the bridesmaids did.

For me, I like the idea of just having her carry a bouquet.  People are so used to seeing women in the wedding party with bouquets that I do not think it would look strange at all.  Plus, granted, I’m sensitive, but if I were standing on the groom’s side in a wedding and I received a corsage instead of a bouquet, I’d think something like, "What’s the deal?  Am I not ‘girl enough’ for a bouquet just because I’m supporting the groom?"  Of course it REALLY wouldn’t matter, but I know I’d wish I had a bouquet like the other girls in the wedding party.  However, maybe your fiance’s cousin likes to be a little different.

I do think a corsage would look fine too, so no worries if that’s what your instincts are telling you.  I don’t think you have a "bad" choice.  You just have to choose between a few good options.  🙂

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I really like the idea of a wrist corsage – except for what to do with her hands. She can fold them, but that can sometimes feel awkward. When I’ve seen a grooms-woman, they have had a bouquet.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I’ve been in a wedding where the groom’s sister stood with him, and she carried the same bouquet that we did.  Actually, the bride’s brother stood with us.  I don’t think it looked that strange to have her carry the bouquet.  I agree with the comments that without a bouquet she might feel awkward about what to do with her hands.

 

We’re having a mix of genders on both sides, my brother with me, my fiance’s sister and close female friend from forever with him.  I might have my brother wear a different vest, but I was planning on similar flowers for his sister and friend. 

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2008

None of my bridesmaids wore matching dresses or stood up with us, but they each had a wrist corsage, so I have a piece of advice:  Go as small as possible with the wrist corsage.  Even just two roses looked prom-y.  It’s pretty much the one thing I wish I could have a do-over on.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I think you should ask her what she would like: bouquet v corsage.

If you go the corsage route, I totally agree with Lina on the prom-y thing, though. 

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I like the wrisy corsage too.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2005 - Westside Loft, New York

I prefer the wrist corsage idea myself, but I’d ask the bridesmaid her opinion. 

Good luck!  

Post # 16
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: September 2008

We had a mixed gender wedding party at our wedding. I wanted my 2 brothers to stand up with me on my side and my husband wanted his sister on his side. So we had 4 ppl on each side but mixed gender. All the girls held the same bouquet of flowers, all different dress styles but everyone in black and we think it looked great! Here’s a visual for you.

There’s a random pic in there of my shoes which I didn’t mean to upload and don’t know how to delete! The other 3 are of the wedding party.

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