(Closed) Flowers for mothers of the bride/groom

posted 6 years ago in Flowers
  • poll: Do mothers get corsages or boutonnieres?
    Corsage : (12 votes)
    46 %
    Boutonniere : (2 votes)
    8 %
    Get whatever you like : (8 votes)
    31 %
    Thank goodness we're half way through this week!!! : (4 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 3
    7901 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    They get corsages, but the corsage can be a wrist corsage or a pin-in one which is sort of like a boutonierre, but itsn’t the same thing. It’s bigger. My florist made the corsages so that the women could choose for themselves, so they had wrist bands and pins.

    Post # 4
    2968 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    the only real difference between the corsage and boutonnierre is that a corsage is usually a cluster of flowers with ribbon and can be worn on the wrist or pinned; a boutnnierre is smaller and usually a single bloom. you can alwasys ask for smaller, simpler corsages if you think it will get in the way.

    Post # 6
    1416 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    We didn’t get the mothers any flowers. Not a fan of corsages (neither is my mother, whom I asked), I personally think they’re ugly and take away from the gorgeous dresses the women wear! (I made my prom dates swear they wouldn’t buy me one too, back in the day, haha). You can get them whatever the hell you want though, and I always think the best thing to do with any question regarding another person is to ask them what they would like!

    Post # 7
    9114 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Mother-In-Law is getting a corsage, as is my mother and my SIL. My father, Father-In-Law, brothers and my “BIL” (My husband’s sister’s soon-to-be husband) are getting boutonnieres.

    Both the boutonnieres and corsages are going to be small and related to the wedding. My husband will match my bouquet, the best man will match my MoH, the boutonnieres and corsages for the family will be “toned down” versions of my bouquet (Mostly roses & daisies)

    Post # 8
    3765 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    Our moms got small corsages that had magnets on the back so the pins would not mess up their dresses.

    Post # 9
    5777 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Why not ask them? Most women in dress clothes don’t want to pin anything on and ruin their dresses, and on the wrist or carrying nosegays looks too promish (to me).

    It is traditional to get ‘something’, but not if they don’t want it!

    Post # 10
    4284 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    We did corsages.. We paid a little extra and instead of the uncomfortable elastic bad we did pearl bracelets. They loved them!

    Post # 11
    444 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I did pin on for just this reason.

    Post # 12
    98 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    This is what I ordered for my mom and mother in law to be  the smaller ones in right corner are for grandmother and  my father 

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