Post # 1
My fiancé and I have both been married before, I am 40 and he is 46 years old. We are having a lovely smaller sized wedding next April. My 12 year old son will walk with me down the aisle. Both sets of parents will be in attendance but not involved in the ceremony – they are there to celebrate with us and enjoy the day. Should I bother buying boutonnières & corsages for them? At this point I don’t think my Dad will even be doing a speech. I’m just not sure what to do. The practical side of me says not to bother but the traditional part of me wonders whether I should get them out of respect.
What does everyone think?
Post # 3
I went through this same question- and ultimately decided to get my parents a bout and corsage. At the end of the day it wasnt’ that much extra money and they appreciate the sentiment. They are also walking down the aisle togther (I am walking alone) as sort of a “pre-processional” to honor them even though they aren’t “giving me away”.
Post # 4
I would. They come from an era when wearing a corsage or boutonniere had more meaning than it does today. I think they will be thrilled.
Post # 5
Thanks for your thoughts. I think you are both correct, they will appreciate the gesture and it will make them happy.
Post # 6
I am older as well and I bought my mom a corsage, as well as my daughter, and a boutonnière for my daughter’s special friend. I think it’s a wonderful gesture for a special day.
Post # 8
@Akeru: Thank you for this thread! I have been second guessing this decision for a few weeks. At the florist appointment, my mom said she didn’t need a corsage. So, I didn’t order them for parents. I have been thinking I should, though. I think I am going to put a call into my florist now. Thanks again.
Post # 9
I’m an encore bride too, I will be buying our parents corsages and button holes, just to honour them.
Post # 10
Absolutely. We also bought them for our godparents.
Post # 11
I actually was going to get them for my parents and my future in-laws, and both mothers refused. They said not to spend the money, plus they didnt want to put a hole in their new dresses! Ask them and see what they think. I said, “Do you want a pinned corsage, or a wrist corsage”, and they both had the same, “Ehhh.. neither!” reaction. 🙂 The fathers on the other hand, both wanted boutonnieres!