Post # 17
Great idea, if you can save some money on flowers it’s a bonus, like you said they pretty much go to waste – and i think walking in with the guys solves the problem of not knowing what to do with their hands so i think it’s perfect.
Post # 18
Yay- I like to hear that feedback!!
Post # 19
I’m having corsages for my bm’s. I love how they look & it means I’m the only one with a bouquet.
Post # 20
it’s a nice idea, but i have always hated corsages (i told my prom date i wouldn’t go with him if he got me one lol), so i would be a very unhappy Bridesmaid or Best Man if i was given a corsage to wear and might try to get out of it… perhaps ask them if they have strong feelings against it first?
Post # 21
I think it’s a lovely idea – and for what it’s worth, in terms of ‘what to do with one’s hands’, I don’t think standing with hands folded or clasped in front is any more or less awkward than trying to figure out the ‘right’ height/angle to hold a bouquet 😛
Post # 22
- Wedding: March 2014 - Glen Sanders Mansion
I personally do not like to wear corsages because I feel like they get in the way when I am eating/drinking/dancing/etc. I also have small wrists so they tend to flop around. I can’t remember ever wearing one for long into the night. However, I have seen some really gorgeous corsages that have a bracelet as the base rather than an elastic band which is beautiful (it’s what I am doing for the grandmothers at our wedding).
One thing to consider — with bouquets (small or otherwise), you can always repurpose them after the ceremony/reception entrance (which is when the BMs would end up just finding a spot on their table anyway). You can use them to decorate the head/sweetheart table, cake table, gift/card table, etc.
Post # 23
Honestly I hate corsages way to promy feeling for me. Sorry.
Post # 24
I see what you’re saying from all end- I am also very aware of the “corsage flop”- but we would be having a nice, sunstantial ribbon to avoid that floppiness.
I also imagine that would get annoying if they were in the way of eating. I don’t know if this will be as much of a problem for us…..of course there will be lots of food, but it’s a cocktail style reception- so you might mingle and eat a little, have a hand-passed app, then migle and eat more…..so at least it isn’t a seated dinner.
And yes, in most cases the BMs bouquets are repurpsed- but we are already having flowers down for all of the areas we specifically want them in…..and we aren’t having a “head table”- at least we don’t think. If there is one, it will just be a reserved spot for us and close family, but we will already have centerpieces.
I still waiver- I think bouquets are beautiful, but I also see so much money being put into them and then them not being really being part of the party!!
Post # 25
I think it is a great idea and a nice change from the normal bouquets that are in most weddings. It’s practical, which is always a plus, and it will work well with your style of wedding, as well. I think you should have them.
Post # 26
@Sassygrn: Honestly I hate corsages way to promy feeling for me. Sorry.
You typed exactly what I was going to say. Big fat no from me.
Post # 27
My bridesmaids are carrying latnerns and they will have on wrist corsages. Here’s what they look like:
Post # 29
+1 yes that would be my worry too – what does the BMs do with their hands? I have looked into this too so I do love the idea though and it means the BMs will have the flowers all day & night which is lovely
Post # 30
It’s your wedding and it seems like a pretty idea!
I know when I wore corsages I always felt uncomfortable and ended up taking them off that’s just me.
Someone on here created a cluth with a flower/peacock feather inspired by david tutera. You can have them hold something like this or parasols or lanterns that have been suggested before. OR if you are worried about budget cuts/them feeling weird during ceremony – hold a single rose!
Post # 31
It might work… But it might not. You could end up with the Bridesmaid or Best Man that forgets what she’s supposed to do with her hands and stand there with them crossed against her chest.
That, and honestly, if I were a Bridesmaid or Best Man, I would probably take the corsage off after the ceremony to “free up” my hand, so to speak. Not sure if that’s significant for you.