(Closed) Is anyone else not having their parents wear flowers?

posted 8 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
851 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

No flowers for anyone but the BMs and me… and I am a florist! I think it looks silly on others and makes them feel uncomfortable (having a bunch of flowers pinned to their dress).

Putting flowers on the groom and his men seems strange to me (he is a boy), when I bought this up to him he said “yes lets leave the flowers to the girls :S”.

I wouldnt get them unless the moms have specifically said they want it.

Post # 4
5654 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

I made paper flower bouts for the guys & my dad will wear one since he’s walking me down the aisle, but we aren’t having the “seating of the mothers” so I didn’t really see the point in them having any

Post # 5
6394 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Mom doesn’t want to wear any. She said that at my sister’s wedding it was just uncomfortable and pulled the fabric on her new outfit.

Post # 6
916 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Our parents won’t have flowers… FI’s mom is very allergic to fragrant things and will have a hard enough time as it is.  We’ll save $80+tax!  I don’t think we’re replacing the flowers with anything.  Maybe you could do brooches/bracelets and pocket squares instead?

Post # 7
1572 posts
Bumble bee

I know this thread is a bit older, but I thought I’d post. 🙂 I thought about saving the money and not giving our mothers and my grandmother flowers, but I think it is a nice gesture. To save their outfits, we are having them wear wristlets instead of pinned-on flowers.

Post # 8
4023 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We made the flowers for the men, so our dad’s wore them but that was it.

Post # 9
2142 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

As of right now the only flowers will be 3 Bridesmaid or Best Man and mine. Boys get pocket squares (FH gets ivory, GMs get green, dad and brother/usher/reader gets purple). The mothers and Grandparents are being seated last before the bridal party so we figure that is enough.

Post # 10
1559 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m seriously considering this, as well! 

I’m going to talk to our florist about it more when we go over the final stuff, but I’m really considering making fabric flower corsages of some kind for the mothers/grandmothers. I make myself brooches and headbands out of fabric (usually silk dupioni) all the time, so this would give them something they could keep forever. 

The fresh flower corsages that have been suggested by the florist are like $25 each- for 5 people (Mom, Future Mother-In-Law, FStepMIL, and 2 grandmothers) that’s a lot of money we could save! We already decided to nix bouts for the ushers and gradfathers- it’s all just so expensive! 

Post # 11
63 posts
Worker bee

no flowers just for me and the BMs and for centerpieces and ceremony aisle… im trying to keep my cost down.

Post # 12
301 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

It is quite a bit of money for all those things but we are doing this. The mothers, grandmothers and my SIL will each have flowers, and we are also doing a rose presentation for the mothers. But our florist is not  charging for the 2 roses.

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