Post # 1
For our parents/grandparents?
We have decided that instead of doing that we will have our Junior bridesmaids (who are walking out first) hand our moms and grandmas long stem roses (instead of corsages/boutonnieres)…
mainly because we forgot about the corsages and bouttonniers (since our groomsmen are having pocket watches instead)
is that bad?
Post # 3
I did very small bouquets. You do whatever you want. It’s your wedding!
Post # 4
@mayflowerbride13: We didn’t do corsages for anyone and didn’t get any flak for it!
Post # 5
we arent doing any either.
Post # 6
@lifegirl: @alliefly: @Birdee106: Thanks, ladies!
I just was worried if we didn’t plan for something his mom would plan for his side and then my side would have none. We DID want to acknowledge them (with the roses) so it was kind of our twist… do you think that works?
Post # 8
We aren’t doing corsages or bouts for moms/dads mostly because we are on a budget and it was going to get super complicated (if x gets one they y will have to get one or their feelings will be hurt). Our florist assured us that it is a common issue and she normally recommends just buying flowers for the wedding party to get around it.
Post # 9
Culturally, neither DH’s family or mine are used to corsages so we skipped them. I think it’s fine as long as your moms are fine with it.
Post # 10
We aren’t doing corsages OR boutonniers. Both my mom and I just find them very “old” looking and heaven forbid she look old 😉 So her and Future Mother-In-Law will just be carrying a small bouquet. It’s a very nice alternative if you don’t want the corsages, or you can just forgo any type of flowers for the moms altogether.. I mean really, at the end of the day no one but you will notice whether or not they had flowers 🙂
ETA: Duh, I just noticed the part about the roses being handed to them. I think that’s a great idea!
Post # 11
No, I think you are fine with doing that. It is your wedding, it doesn’t have to follow what everyoen else does! Plus you are probably saving money, which is always a plus too!
Post # 12
@mayflowerbride13: We’re not doing any corsages for our family. I love the idea of having the girls hand the mothers flowers though! 🙂
Post # 13
Just make sure your photographer knows who the VIPs are — lots of times, the real-life purpose of the corsages and bouts ends up not about looks, but to identify the parents/grandparents etc to the photographer so they know who they need to get a lot of pictures of!
Post # 14
I did a poll on this and honestly after the comments, I made a point of asking my Future Mother-In-Law if she wanted a corsage and I was shocked at how she so strongly expected a corsage. You should check with your mom,grandmoms and Future Mother-In-Law to make sure they aren’t “expecting” one. Glad I did
Post # 15
@mayflowerbride13: I think that is a great idea. We’re giving our parents leis instead of corsages, as the wedding is in Maui. Instead of a unity candle, we’re doing a little tradition where I give his parents leis, and he give my parents leis.
Post # 16
we aren’t having them, and they won’t be missed, i’m sure. totally not necessary. our guys won’t even have corsages, we want to keep it streamlined, clean lines and simple.