Post # 1
Hello Catholic Bees!
I may be asking a silly question but I am just a little confused… I am thinking about doing Flowers to Mary but I am so confused on if it is a separate bouquet from mine and when you do it in the ceremony? Does anyone know if its a seperate bouquet and if so who carries it? The MOH? Me?
I am just a little confused. Can anyone help clarify this for me?
Post # 3
- Wedding: May 2014 - St. Francis of Assisi Church & N.O. Board of Trade
My florist quoted this as something different and it’s only a few dollars, so I think it’s just a stem or two, not a bouquet. We’re also giving flowers to our mothers, and the flowers are the same as the ones to Mary.
I assume the florist delivers it to the church and it’s up at the altar for you to use…but now I will make sure and clarify with my florist!
Do you have a coordinator at your church? He/she might be the one to ask about that too!
Post # 4
@12-13-13Bride: Yes, it’s separate from your bouquet, and it can be as simple or as elaborate as you like. It can be a few stems in a vase, a few stems loosely wrapped, tied with a ribbon, an actual bouquet, something more elaborate … traditionally, roses and lilies are associated with the Virgin Mary, but it can be any kind of flower.
As far as the logistics of where to put it/get it, it kind of depends on your church and your ceremony. For ours, we pre-set Mary’s flowers up near our seats but hidden from view (i.e. behind the Communion rail). You could also have them sitting in the front pew; you could designate a person (your Maid/Matron of Honor, the flower girl, your mom, etc.) to have them to give to you during the ceremony; etc. You might ask your priest or your parish wedding coordinator how it’s usually done in that particular church and they will have good ideas for you.
ETA: just noticed your wedding date – roses would be VERY appropriate in your case, since your wedding falls right around the feast of the Virgin of Guadalupe!
Post # 5
this may not apply to you, but in the latino culture it’s common to have “padrinos” (sponsors) who provide the flowers and give them to you when it’s time. they would also be part of the processional. i’m mexican, but we didn’t do it this way.
we just bought a bouquet of flowers from walmart the day before our wedding. i brought the flowers with me when i arrived at the church and one of the wedding coordinators placed them in the front pew where my parents would be sitting and my mom handed them to me when it was time. and the presentation of flowers is usually towards the end of the ceremony.
Post # 6
We had a nice boquet in a vase so it would last. It was really a nice part of ceremony. I don’t think it has to be any particular type. I agree with everyone.
Post # 7
I had a really pretty bouquet made and had it in a small vase. Towards the end of the ceremony they played ava maria and my Darling Husband and I walked over and placed the vase by her feet and said a prayer together.