Post # 1
We met with our florist today to discuss overall budget, pricing, what flowers we want, etc.
With the flowers we are wanting, they estimated us at around $12 per bout and approx $20 per corsage.
They also said that we could opt to go with a single flower corsage or smaller corsages for less money.
The florist suggested doing corsages for all mothers/grandmothers (there are 2 mothers, 1 step-mom, and 2 gradmothers) and bouts for groom, groomsmen, ushers, fathers, and grandfathers.
I’m just feeling that this might be a little unnecessary.
This is what we were thinking:
3 mothers corsages (MOB, MOG, Step-MOG)
2 Grandmother corsages
6 bouts- groom, 4 groomsmen, my father
Does this seem appropriate, or are we skipping people we shouldn’t? I just never really understood the etiquette behind who gets flowers and who doesn’t.
Post # 3
I would go with what’s in your budget. Definitely the groom, groomsmen and your father if he’s walking you down the aisle. And if your father gets one then the moms should get them too.
Grandmothers will be VERY happy with corsages, but I think that’s where you’re getting into discretionary territory.
The rest is just icing. (We’ve opted to stop at the grandmother/grandfather)
Post # 4
We did the groom, groomsmen, fathers, grandfathers, grandmothers, mom/step-moms. It ended up being 17 bouts/corsages, but we made all of ours so it was super cheap.
I agree with the previous poster, do what you can afford and just make sure you keep in consistent on both sides of the family.
Post # 5
If you are worried about budget you could always go with pocket squares for the groomsmen instead of bouts (that’s what we are doing, and they look really stylish) and then just give them to dad and grandpa’s if you have them.
Post # 6
i am giving bouts to our dads and Fiance. not the GMs – i got them colored ties to match the BMs instead. And i just got corsages for our mothers. we have no grandparents.
Post # 7
As I said, for us we will def. be doing the 3 mothers and 2 grandmothers.
Assuming we do flowers for the guys, I def. want them for groom, groomsmen, and my father (who is walking me down the aisle.
The iffy people are his father, ushers, and grandfathers.
We’re having 4 ushers who aren’t going to be wearing jackets (just nice shirt/pants and a tie), and we only have 1 actual grandfather.
At the very least, we figured we would skip ushers and grandfathers….
If I’m getting a bout for my dad, should I have one for his dad too?
Post # 8
I would say you can skip the ushers for sure since they aren’t wearing jackets. If your dad has one, I think his should too.
Post # 9
Thanks everyone! I appreciate the help!
I think that at the very least, we’re going to go ahead and skip ushers… That’s at least $48 less.
I think I’ll also discuss options with the florist for doing smaller or less complicated corsages for the grandmothers- that should hopefully bring the cost down.
She was pricing us around $1000, and after Fiance and I left we agreed that we would like to bring the price down to closer to $800.
Since almost $250 of the quote was on bouts/corsages, it seemed like the best place to start cutting!
Post # 10
@kristinlynn86: I am trying to decide if we are going to go with bouts or pocket squares for the groom, best man, and groomsman. If we do go with pocket squares for them, should we still get bouts for Dads and Grandpa, or pocket squares for them as well?
Post # 11
Our florist suggested we also get a bout/corsage for the officiant. I don’t know if we will do this or not (probably not) but it was something I’d never thought about.