(Closed) Mother’s corsages?? That seems so prom-my. Or not?

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Post # 16
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Bee Keeper

I was the MOB twice last year, and I opted for none. I hate them, so got 2 small orchids to wear in my hair instead.

Ask them want they want, I think is the best way.

Post # 17
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Both my mom and his mom gave me this “do I have to?” look when I asked them if they wanted a wrist corsage or pin. I don’t really like either, l just figured I was supposed to….So we are getting them a nice necklace instead.

I will probably get my grandma a corsage since she is more traditional.

Post # 18
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Helper bee

I’m going to make them matching bracelets.  I’m thinking of doing a brooch on a strand of pearls or something like that.

 

 

Post # 19
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

We’re doing the wrist corsages. 1. It will make both mothers happy and 2. no one else is really going to notice or care what they are wearing

It’s such a small decision in the realm of my decisions that, as long as the mothers are happy, then I’ll go with it.

Post # 20
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

We’ll be getting our moms, grandmothers and my aunt (my second mom and part of our processional) nosegay bouquets (basically a mini bouquet). I agree that wrist corsages seem “promy” and we’re not doing pin on since they’ve all voted against it (they dont want to poke holes in their dresses. Can’t blame them). 

The nosegays are cute too…

Post # 21
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Here is a picture of my mom and mil’s bouquets.

Post # 22
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Newbee

@sonj818: Whether it’s a pin-on or a wrist corsage depends on he dress. Some dresses don’t lend themselves to being “pinned”.

If Dads have bouts, Moms need corsages. They wouldn’t have to be huge. Just bigger than all the other corsages. As MOG, I’m looking forward to wearing my corsage. It’s a kind of “Hey look at me, I’m special kind of thing”. That may sound stupid, but hey, we ARE special and need to be recognized as such 🙂 The mini bouquet wouldn’t appeal to me because it would spend most of the time on the table. That’s my 2 cents. 

Post # 23
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

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@rachaelrobin: Never tought about them having bouquets as well. OOOH I hope they don’t hear about this because they would then HAVE to have it! 🙂 lol

Post # 24
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Our mothers are doing mini bouquets also!

Post # 25
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I am struggling with this same decision.  I need to cut $’s on the floral, and was thinking of doing away with bouts altogether for the guys, including Dads and Gpas (doing pocket squares instead).  They will be the only ones with jackets anyway, so that sets them apart.

For the Moms and Gmas though it is more difficult.  I don’t want to diminsh the day for them, but the corsages really add up.  Was thinking of maybe doing a single rose for each.  Thoughts?

Post # 26
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Corsages for the grandmothers, but for the moms we are doing peony nosegays. Much more modern!

Post # 27
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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@MrsMaine: Very pretty.  What corsage are you doing for the Gma’s?

Post # 28
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

We are getting all mothers/grandmothers corsages.  They are in the top row of single flowers.  Here is my set:

Post # 29
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I wouldn’t want to wear a corsage if I were a MOB or MOG.  Turns out, my mother doesn’t want to wear one either, but my Future Mother-In-Law and the two grandmothers do want to wear them.  If in doubt, just ask.  I’m glad I asked instead of just ordering one and making my mom feel obligated to wear something she wouldn’t like.

Post # 30
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We’re doing pin corsages, and I know my mom at least will be pinning hers to her clutch instead of her dress.

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