(Closed) My mom doesn't want a corsage. . .

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
3823 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@laurendani:  i don’t think anyone will notice. hey! more cost savings for you! 

Post # 4
2685 posts
Sugar bee

You can do the one corsage for the mother of the groom, I don’t think it would look weird at all.  If she’s wearing a MOB dress, she’ll still coordinate with the party and people will know who she is.

Post # 5
680 posts
Busy bee

@laurendani: Would your mom be ok with a small bouquet of maybe 3 flowers total? Just so she has something for photos?

Post # 6
903 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I don’t think it matters. My mom definitely did not wear a corsage, and I can’t even remember what Mother-In-Law did! I do know that I just let them do whatever they wanted.

Post # 7
128 posts
Blushing bee

I worked with a friend who owned the flower shop….she didn’t want to wear a corsage either….so she carried a small bible that was her mothers and put some flowers on it. It was a way to have grandma there. It also had dates of all the past weddings and births in the family written inside.  Just a thought!

Post # 8
1578 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Country Club

I don’t think it would look weird. People probably won’t even notice. 🙂

Post # 9
128 posts
Blushing bee

Is she carrying a small clutch purse? Maybe put a few flowers on that? 

Post # 10
11272 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@laurendani:  why doesn’t she want a corsage?  would she wear a small wrist corsage or tack something to her clutch purse?

Post # 11
1849 posts
Buzzing bee

I’m a MOB and I don’t do corsages.  I’m sorry, but for me they are for old ladies and proms.  I did wear one for Dirty Delete #1’s wedding 8 years ago – it was DOA after the receiving line.  I truly don’t like them.  A wrist corsage would drive me bonkers.

For last DD’s wedding she gave all 3 mom’s the choice of what we wanted.  Her biomom wanted a corsage, I wanted a teeny tiny nosegay, and her Mother-In-Law wanted flowers for her hair that were beyond stunning.

If she doesn’t want one, it is no big deal.

Post # 12
633 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

People might notice and think it’s weird, but if she doesn’t want one, then she doesn’t have to have one. I probably wouldn’t notice unless somebody pointed it out or I studied the pictures really closely. I don’t like corsages OR bouquets…not sure I can get away with no bouqets, though!

Post # 16
131 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I got my mom a tiny bouquet and a coursage for my Future Mother-In-Law. Neither cared that they wouldn’t match.

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