(Closed) Should I buy boutonnières & corsages for our parents?

posted 4 years ago in Encore
Post # 3
669 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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
45658 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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 # 6
1444 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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 # 7
12103 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

i would.

Post # 8
388 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@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
5065 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

I’m an encore bride too, I will be buying our parents corsages and button holes, just to honour them. 

Post # 10
3574 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Absolutely.  We also bought them for our godparents.

Post # 11
8140 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

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!

Post # 12
3260 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013


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