Post # 1
Hi Ladies- I’m looking for some ideas!
I’m doing the flowers for my college roommate’s wedding in October.
In addition to bouts and bouquets, she wants flowers for her mom and Future Mother-In-Law.
I know that corsages are the old standby, but I’m wondering if you have seen other, different ideas for the mothers?
There is the nosegay, but any other ideas?
Post # 3
we’re keeping it kind of traditional, the wrist corsage is good, it doesn’t get smashed when she’s hugging and her hands are free to push me, I mean help me down the aisle. 😉
Post # 4
For my own wedding I actually gave the moms a flower brooch I found on Etsy (seller gochemoche)- figuring it was something they could keep after the wedding.
Here’s a picture of my mom’s (it matched her dress):
Post # 5
I like the idea of a flower pinned on the mothers. I’m not sure if this is what you mean by a corsage, as opposed to a wrist corsage. I think that the wrist corsages can sometimes be a little heavy, or they twist and get in the way.
I think a flower pinned on their dresses looks great in all of the professional picture– and in larger groups, you usually can’t see the Mom’s wrists if there are people in front of them (meaning mom’s in the back row, and other family members in front of them).
I was looking back at my brother’s wedding pictures and I don’t remember really focusing on this during the day of the wedding, but the pinned on flowers looked grat the day of the wedding. they really stood out, but it was understated and elegant.
Post # 6
Our moms flowes were supposed to be the wrist corsage so it wouldn’t have to be attached to their dress and mess it up, but my florist goofed and she made the kind to pin on them and they weren’t too thrilled about it.
Post # 7
omg i love the flower brooch!!! Unfortunately, with the dress styles the MOB and MOG picked out, I don’t know how we’d get them on. Both of our mothers are, er, not into the sleeved jacket look, so my mom has a one shoulder grecian chiffon gown and his mother has a tiered chiffon gown that’s strapless. But i LOVE that etsy pin! Now I want one for my hair…..
Post # 8
I felt the wrist corsage was too "prom"ish for my tastes. It also tends to get in the way. And when your fabulous mothers are trying to eat, dance or whatever else during the wedding day…you don’t want it getting in their way.
The best route to take is a pin-on corsage.
Post # 9
I’m going to do very small bouquest for the moms. I know my mom wouldn’t like a pin on corsage and wrist corsages seem prommy to me.
Post # 10
We are going to make small arrangements in tussy mussies for the moms and grandmoms using the same flowers as the bouquets. They don’t want anything pinned to their dresses, and this way they won’t get smashed.
After the ceremony, the arrangements will serve as accents for the registration table and cake table.
Post # 11
My mom preferred the nosegay or tussie-mussie. She said she spent way too much on her dress for it to be ruined for a pin! I couldn’t agree more with her! Sometimes, fabrics are too delicate to pin something on. And I agree with the other bees…wrist corsages look a little too prommy to me.
Post # 12
My mum and Mother-In-Law both wore corsages. I know in my friend’s wedding all the corsages were magnetic, so no pins! (That is an option if the fabric doesn’t take kindly to pins.)