Post # 1
Looking for opinions! We are hosting a small, romantic wedding for about 60 guests. Sit-down, 5 course dinner, etc. I want to DIY my flowers, but in the absence of time on the wedding day, who really must have flowers? We have only the Maid/Matron of Honor and Bridesmaid or Best Man as the wedding party. Are corsages for moms and bout’s for Dads a must? What else? Thanks!
Post # 3
We had an informal 65-person wedding with a sit down meal and had the following:
Bouquet (bride), 3 bouts (groom, best man, ring bearer), two wrist corsages (maid of honor, flower girl).
We had flower centerpieces as well, but those were rented with the linens. I didn’t pay for the flowers, and they weren’t in my top three, but I think we could have done without flowers for the ring bearer and flower girl. We didn’t have any flowers for "honored guests", and I only heard one person ask if they were getting a corsage, and that was the gal who married us (bonus mom).
You can make the bouts the night before and store them with a folded wet paper towel in the bottom of a ziploc bag. Leave plenty of air and then just place them in the fridge until they’re needed.
Post # 4
Your wedding sounds exactly like ours. Except our parents happened to be the Maid/Matron of Honor and Bridesmaid or Best Man. My mom had a bouquet. His step dad had a bout. My brother (who walked me down the aisle) also had a bouts. And that’s all we did for flowers. (Well except for centerpieces and cake)
Really – I’d say it’s up to you. The entire family having flowers to me is one of those ‘traditional’ things. Many weddings these days are breaking away from traditions 🙂
I would say aside from the wedding party – other people who might have flowers would be those invovled in the ceremony (readers, singers, dad walking down aisle, ushers (if diff than groomsmen)) and family (parents/grandparents). You get to decide though!
Post # 5
Thanks! I guess we just needed the support that it was ok to not outfit all of the ‘special guests’ with flowers. If we did so, half of the guests would have flowers!
Post # 6
we’re not doing bouts or corsages for anyone, and the jury is still out on bm bouquets. my mom’s dress doesn’t really go well with a corsage, and it would be weird if my mom didn’t have one and everyone else did. any my personal preference is for pocket squares rather than bouts.
we’re probably going to end up doing single stems (if anything), rather than a whole bouquet, for the bms.