Post # 1
Fiance and I were going over our florist information and saw that both of our moms corsages were $30 each plus $25 for our grandmothers. His father’s boutinerre is $20. If we cut these out, we save $130! We are doing a rose ceremony during the ceremony where we will give each of our mothers a single rose. But I would still like them to have something when walking down the aisle. Is anyone else not doing the flowers for the parents? Are you doing anything instead? Would love to hear ideas! 🙂
Post # 3
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
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
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
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
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
We made the flowers for the men, so our dad’s wore them but that was it.
Post # 9
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
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
no flowers just for me and the BMs and for centerpieces and ceremony aisle… im trying to keep my cost down.
Post # 12
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.