(Closed) Is anyone NOT doing corsages/bouts for parents and grandparents?

posted 8 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m not doing corsages. If anyone wants to wear a corsage they can go buy it themselves. I am only doing flowers for me and my bridesmaids.

Post # 4
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1566 posts
Bumble bee

We’re not doing it – seems unnecessary. I think it’s a small enough detail that you should let each side decide whether to wear them or not – no need to “match” this. 

Post # 5
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248 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We’re skipping them, I think they make people look like teenagers at the prom.  Not a look I like for my grandma! 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Nope, seems unnecessary – I’ll honour them in another way. I wouldn’t be opposed if they wanted to wear them, but I am currently only getting flowers for my BMs and myself. The groomsmen and groom are wearing pocket squares.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

im not doing them, i hate them, my mom hates them, and the guys arent wearing bouts either. I hate those too! lol they are so hard to pin on and guys really do not care if they have a special flower

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I HATE corsages…like hopewell I feel like they make them look like prom wear (hence the reason why I banned my girls and my mom from buying dresses w/ spaghetti straps…another story though). 

I’m having the Grammas and moms carry down little bouquets called “nosegays”.  I was thinking of having them made out of the same flowers they had in their own wedding bouquets.  

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

My mom doesn’t want to wear one either. I haven’t asked his mom yet, but I’m sure she’ll be the same way. We’re thinking about giving the mom’s and grandmothers a single flower each at the start of the ceremony. He would give a flower to my mom and grandmother and I would do the same for his.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

My mom is the same way and my FI’s mom is, “Whatever you want to do is fine with me!” kind of woman so I have it easy 🙂  Have you thought about not doing any but during the ceremony doing a flower gifting to the mothers/grandmothers?  Each flower could have a cute little tag with it tied where the flower meets the stem displaying their name on it and then after the ceremony you could have them all place them in a pretty vase to display somewhere so they don’t get lost or wilt.  After the reception they can take them home if they wish?

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Ughhh I hate corsages. We didn’t have them at my prom, thankgod, but I just think they look so infantile and 80’s. So, needless to say, I will NOT have them.

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I don’t want to do them but if the families have a problem with it I’ll probably give in. My reasons are simple: 

1) I think they look silly. See pp re: prom

2) If there is a guest at the wedding who doesn’t know who our parents or grandparents are… they probably shouldn’t be there. 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I didn’t want to do them, but I took Future Mother-In-Law to the flower appointment with me. She railroaded me into them. I think she really wanted to wear one. So, whatever – it doesn’t matter that much I guess 🙂

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

i’m not doing them either, yet my Mum is like i want one, and I told her i wore a horrible dress for her wedding (i was 10 and i looked like a retarded western fairy!!), so for my wedding she can’t have a corsage, lol. she is like but i’ll make them for everyone and….. i just stopped her right there. corsages and bouts look stupid, tacky, and will not be part of my wedding. i’m only doing a bouquet for myself, the girls are having the feather fans, and the guys are doing pocket squares.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

We didn’t do them and I didn’t get any feedback regarding it from either side.  So either they didn’t care or they were pissed and never told me.  Guess I’m good either way 🙂

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