(Closed) What would you do..?

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
249 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I say corsages for all! Your mother will stand out because she is walking you down the aisle. His moms wearing the corsages as well will not in any way diminish the sentiment as you put it… Laughing

Post # 4
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

You could get your FI’s moms corsages and your mom a mini bouquet or you could get your mom a corsage and your FI’s moms mini bouquets. I think the bouquet would be nice for your mom because maybe you could do a mini one of your bouquet.

Post # 5
851 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

They should all stand out because they are all the mummys!

Post # 6
1636 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

well, i say get your mom a bouquet, if you are really concerned.  nothing as bridal as yours or anything dramatic, perhaps in your accent colors 3 flowers or so… a mini version of yours.  and perhaps your groom can give his mom a flower arrangment she can keep at the house and then a wrist corsage.   Or, if you feel okay with it, get her a boquiet too. 

just a thought

peace and love

Post # 7
3601 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

Get her corsage in a differen color.

Post # 8
4137 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

your mom will stand out — she’s walking you down the aisle!

i would get them all slightly different corsages. you could also have some pin-on and some as wrist corsages, or give a mini bouquet to one.

Post # 9
14494 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

We are taking a moment during the ceremony right before we kiss to honor our mothers.  Our last kiss as a single person, goes to the one that gave us our first kiss.  We are also giving each of them a bouquet.  Neither one of our mothers got the bouquet they wanted for their weddings, so we are giving them the ones they wanted and never got originally.

Post # 10
1940 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

If your goal is not to offend anyone, I would get everyone corsages. Just remember, as much as it’s a big day for your parents, and a big day for his parents as well.

We actually did corsages for wedding party, parents and grandparents.  My grandmother passed away many years ago, and my grandfather is in a long-term relationship with a nice lady.  I don’t consider her my granmother, but many of my cousins do because they were too young to remember my biological grandmother.  Anyway, I didn’t want her to feel left out, so I actually got a corsage for her too.  Giving a corsage to one person doesn’t take away from the corsage you gave to someone else.

Post # 11
6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

I would get them for everyone. If you want your mom to stand out, you can make hers another color or a little bit bigger.

Post # 12
7695 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

@danky_dae: I say get your Mother-In-Law and StepMIL corsages or flower pins (kind of like a bout, but more feminine) and then have your mom carry a “tussy mussy” which is essentially just a mini bouquet – thats what my mom carried and she loved it! She carried it around with her all day

Post # 13
369 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

My florist mentioned this during our meeting and I thought he was nuts; all of my old ladies, including my mom, an Aunt and a step-mom (and my younger sister in law) are getting the same coursage. Why play floral politics with family?! The mother of the bride will always stand out. ‘Nuff said.

Post # 14
2465 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

i would say all the moms should get a corsage. you can make them different colors if you want your mom’s to be different. everyone will know who your mom is anyway.

Post # 15
5921 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Or, give your mom a pin-on corsage, and the others wrist corsages.

There are a lot of ways to make your mom stand out without leaving others out.  Make your moms a bouquet, a different color, larger, etc.

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