(Closed) Who gets flowers? Step parents too?

posted 8 years ago in Family
Post # 4
771 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@MsMindle:  My rule for my wedding (and have no idea if the etiquette gods approve) is anyone in the processional will have a boquet/boutenniere.  Otherwise, you get a meal and a fun tiime!

Post # 5
4322 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

@Liss13:  When I got married, I accidentally did not get a boutineer for my step father. I regret that very much. I did not mean to slight him.

Post # 6
11268 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

i gave my step parents flowers.  it makes them feel included.


Post # 7
43 posts
  • Wedding: May 2013

I would absolutely get step-parents or SO’s of my parents/in-laws flowers … it is only a few extra people and the cost of adding a couple more flowers is well worth their potential hurt feelings if they are left out! …and yet, it is also traditional to get godparents flowers as well. If the price is the issue, I would scale back the flowers to something more affordable in order to be able to purchase enough. Whatever you do …try to keep it even, ie. leave out ALL godparents rather than including only one, etc.

Post # 8
1302 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I think you can skip a random date, but a anyone who is engaged or married to one of your parents should be included.

Post # 9
6891 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

We did flowers for all of them. All immediate bio relatives, plus both of my step-parents and DH’s dad’s Girlfriend (of 11 years) all got one.

Post # 10
6891 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

@ElbieKay:  The engaged or married rule, while it makes sense, can be a bit confusing for some. DH’s dad never re-married but has been dating the same woman for well over 11 years. If she hadn’t been included we would have looked like total jerks. Family can be so complicated. 🙂

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