(Closed) Flowers for MIL. Ugh!

posted 6 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
3942 posts
Honey bee

This is not a battle worth having in my opinion.

Post # 4
1475 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

If it is really going to bother you, I say you put your foot down. This is your wedding, not hers. You don’t have to tell her that her tiny bouquet looks ridiculous, but you could say you want her to wear a corsage to “match” what the other honored women are wearing.

Post # 5
6830 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Just deal with it. So not worth the battle

Post # 6
3692 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

She’ll look like a fool, not you.  Let her have her stupid little bouquet and flappy arms.  

Post # 7
2023 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Why dont you get her a pretty bracelet instead?  Etsy.com has some great ones!

Post # 8
306 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

my mum sis and mum in law didnt want to wear one or carry bouquet the mums are wearin soft floaty dresses and i didnt want them to make holes in it or faff with magnets. some are attatching a corsage to there cluth bags and others are having wrist corsage.x

Post # 9
223 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

It’s not worth it. Just get her a small bouquet.You are right– you will not see it and in the end it doesn’t matter at all. My Future Mother-In-Law and mom will be holding small bouquets as well, but because we all hate corsages also and settled on the bouquet. Not worth getting frustrated over!

Post # 10
9117 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Choose your battles.

At the end of the day is what she carried going to matter? You’ll be married and the family will be happy and not angry at one another.

Post # 11
1853 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Junip3r:  I had a simlar issue with family. If I got one person a corsage then I needed to get EVERYONE a corsage. 14+ corsage’s later- NO ONE IS GETTING ONE.

And they can bitch- if it bother’s them enough they can pay the $250 for everyone to have one. Or they can sit the hell down.

Sorry you have to deal with this. If I wasn’t at the end of my goddamn rope with the “it’s a family event and I sould have a say even though I’m not paying” additude, I would have SO let it go too.


Post # 13
1583 posts
Bumble bee

@Junip3r:  can she wear a flower brooch instead?

Post # 14
5778 posts
Bee Keeper

OP…I wouldn’t want a corsage either, OR a wristlet or a small bouquet. I think there are more important things to spend money on that day. I also think if you’re asking her what she’d like, you have to honor her request.

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