Post # 1
Aside from the wedding party, I know the parents and grandparents traditionally get corsages and boutineers for the wedding.
My parents are seperated, and my mother rem-married. Should her husband( who annoys meLOL) get flowers too? My dad has had a few dates her or there, and by the time I have an actual engagement ring and we set a date he may have a girlfriend or a date to the big day. Should she get flowers?
My SO’s parents are also divorced, and his mother is not married, but she has had a live in boyfriend for I dont even know how long, since he was a teen. So I should assume he should get them?
I also heard from some bees that godparents get flowers. Holy moly this is alot of money on posies!!!!
Post # 3
According to the Knot: The parents and stepparents, grandparents, any other immediate family members who are not in the wedding party, ushers, and the ceremony readers. Either way, it’s up to you.
Post # 4
@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
@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
i gave my step parents flowers. it makes them feel included.
Post # 7
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
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
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
@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. 🙂