(Closed) No corsage for Groom’s or Bride’s mother? Is that OK?

posted 12 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 32
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I DON’T like corsages for the moms, call me weird lol If you want just give flowers to the wedding party….If you don’t give to any of the moms I don’t think they will get offended. To me corsages look tacky but then again is a tradition…..that I refuse to follow 😉

Post # 34
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

i didn’t think my mom would be into them, but she was with me when i ordered my flowers so i asked her, and she got really excited about them, and really excited to give some to my grandmas, so i’m glad i asked.

Post # 35
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I was wondering the same thing! I’m not a big fan of corsages, and didn’t know if I had to get them one! Glad you asked this 🙂

Post # 36
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I feel like it’s not really a sacred tradition (just personal opinion!) and that as long as in-laws and parents do not feel offended for not having the flowers, it isn’t something really noticeable either since it is relatively small.  just my personal opinion~ 🙂

Post # 37
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

We aren’t planning on doing flowers for anyone but the bridal party. I personally HATE corsages, and I really kind of feel like it’s an unnecessary expense. Everyone who will be at the wedding knows who our parents/grandparents are…and if they feel left out we will find another way to honor them.

Post # 38
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

we werent planning on doing them, especially because my mother really didnt feel like it, but then we didnt want to accidentally hurt my MIL’s feelings (she’s not difficult at all, she’s actually great, but we just thought maybe she would really like getting flowers, and we didnt want to sort of leave her out.  anyway, we ended up getting pretty little nosegays for them to cary and it worked out great (and looks lovely in the photos)

Post # 39
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

We’re doing wrist corsages for the moms and one grandmother, plus we’ll give them little embroidered hankies. We figured pin-on corsages could rip delicate dress fabrics and then hankies will help with tears!

Post # 40
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

We aren’t planning on doing it. We are only doing flowers for the bridal party. My fi doesn’t even want them for himself and the groomsmen. We are trying to cut things out to help our budget and the flowers are one of them. I’d ask your moms how they feel about it.

Post # 41
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

The only person that had a flower/coursage was my husbands nanny, she wanted one-she is 85 so cute.  I didn’t really like the thought of my mom or mil having to have some bright colored flower that would probably clash with their dress.  Also with the guys I just wanted their outfits to just be simple so we opted out on the boutinerres too

Post # 42
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

I agree, ask whether they want them. If it’s a matter of cost, corsages are generally some of the cheapest flowers you buy, so it could be a really nice gesture.

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