(Closed) Who is supposed to be wearing the corsages??

posted 8 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I am having corsages made for our mothers and grandmothers. I am considering for our “godparents,” but it comes down to money.

I don’t know what the tradition really is… You could even have bridesmaids wear corsages instead of carrying bouquets if you want.

We will have the groom, groomsman, father and grandfathers wear bouts. Again, the godfathers are in the consideration..but I don’t even think you have to have your father and grandfathers wear them…if you don’t want to spend the money. You could do pocket hankies instead or something else just as creative.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Men wear boutonnieres.  The mother of the bride/groom and grandmothers wear the corsages.  You and the bridesmaids have bouqets and flower girl a basket or wand… lots of options for her. 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

We’re having our mothers and grandmothers as well as a our female officiant wearing corsages. My BMs are also wearing wrist corsages, because they’ll be carrying lanterns rather than bouquets. On the men’s side, we have the groom, his groomsmen, the ushers, fathers, and grandfathers all wearing bouts. Our flower girl is carrying a small bouquet and we don’t have a ring bearer.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

In addition to parents and grandparents, I got shoulder corsages for DH’s two sisters and a bout for his brother, and small bouts and wrist corsages for his nieces and nephews. They weren’t all in the wedding party so we wanted to recognize them.

Post # 7
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Busy bee

I have corsages for mothers and grandmothers, and bouts for groom and groomsmen and my brothers, who will be ushers -but just because they’re related!

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

No idea on tradition 🙂 We have corsages for the moms, grandmother, and FH’s sister (my sisters are bridesmaids and will have bouquets). We made all our corsages/bouts, so we also made a simpler corsage for our guestbook person, the girls who are our “hey, can you make sure random task #123 gets done?” helpers (obviously, I don’t know what to call them!), and the women who are cooking and serving dinner at the reception. For the guys, we did bouts for the the groom, groomsmen, dads, usher, bartender (he’s my brother-in-law), and officiants.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee

I had none.  No one wanted them and I’m not a super-fan anyway….

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

For my wedding, we’re doing to following:

Corsages: Mothers, grandmothers, guest book attendant (she’s female), my aunt who’s doing a reading

Bouts: Fiance, groomsmen, ring bearers, fathers, grandfathers, the two guys doing readings (Note – we would also have given ushers bouts but our Groomsmen are doubling as ushers instead).

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper

@Mrs.KMM: I pretty much agree! Not sure about our readers yet though.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

All of the groomsmen, will have a bout. Groom a different color bout, my uncle who is walking me down the aisle, and my brother who is the officant, same color bout. my step dad, dad, and Fiance dad will all have bout.

I asked his mom about if she wanted a corsage, so his mom and both his grandmothers will have corsages (both of mine have already passed 🙁 and my mom isn’t into girly flower things as she calls them so she is passing on the corsage.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

For us we’re giving them out like this:

Corsages: my two mothers, his mother, my mentor’s wife (mentor is giving me away), our officiant/reverend and the 4 women who are in the ceremony (2 readers, 2 stone collectors for stone ceremony).

Boutonnieres: groom, 2 best men, mentor, his father, my nephew (who will be handing out programs and escorting my moms down the aisle).

If we had grandparents alive, they’d get them too.  =D

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m doing bouquets for bridesmaids, bouts for groomsmen, small bouquets for the moms, bouts for the dads and then corsages/bouts for our readers at the ceremony.  We don’t have any grandparents attending the wedding but if we did, I would have also gotten them corsages/bouts.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I read that corsages are given to those select people you feel are very important.  This could be a friend, sister, relative, neighbor…  Any one!  My FI’s sisters are getting a wrist corsage as well as my readers.  My ushers are also getting bouts.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Our mothers and grandmothers are wearing the corsages. The fathers, grandfathers, and groomsmen are wear bouts.

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