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Siblings not in the wedding party - do they get corsages and bouts?

Rebecca, on October 8, 2015 at 12:45 PM Posted in Planning 0 14

I hate trying to spell out boutonnieres. I misspell it every time.

Anyway, google is telling me mixed things. We have MOH and BM only - outside of them, I have three brothers and two sisters in law and he has four sisters and two brothers in law. Should they all get corsages or boutonnieres?


Latest activity by FutureMrs.DCT, on October 10, 2015 at 10:54 AM
  • Mrs. RATR
    Master September 2016
    Mrs. RATR ·
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    I think that's really up to you, personally.

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  • Brigit
    Master October 2015
    Brigit ·
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    I think its up to you, i didn't do it and my FH didn't get anything special at his sisters wedding in June.

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  • Jennifer
    VIP July 2016
    Jennifer ·
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    I guess that's up to you, but I'm the first of 6 kids, only one is in the wp. He's the 2nd of 5... none of them are in the wp. I'm going to get flowers for those in the WP and maybe the moms... all three of them. LOL

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  • EatKnitRun
    Master May 2016
    EatKnitRun ·
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    I don't think it's necessary. I would give corsages or bouts to anyone who is helping or a part of the wedding, like doing a reading. Other options would be 1. give them to all siblings and siblings in law 2. give them to siblings, not in-laws 3. no corsages or flowers for siblings or siblings in law.

    I only have 2 non-wedding party siblings and siblings in law, so I am giving them flowers. One is involved with helping and one is not.

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  • Christina
    Master October 2017
    Christina ·
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    @Rebecca - It's truly up to you! I've seen family members recognized with corsages, single flowers, a distinguishing necklace, etc. If you want to do it to have them stand out a little bit, I think it's a really nice gesture. But it's definitely not a requirement Smiley smile

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  • KB
    VIP December 2015
    KB ·
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    I don't think it is necessary, but can be a nice touch. Are any of them in the wedding?

    For us both of his siblings are in the wedding. My brother is walking me down the aisle so he gets one too. I only have one other sibling who will be there, but not involved so I ordered him a bout as a gesture to mark him as a VIP. I didn't want him to be the only important person without. If no one is involved in the wedding you probably don't need to give them anything, but it is fully up to you.

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  • CMH to CML
    Super January 2016
    CMH to CML ·
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    Its up to you really. BM are only having their bouquets. GM will have bout. I'm giving the mothers a bout. (x3) and the fathers corsages (x4). Thats it. FH has 2 half siblings not in the wedding and don't think ill have them wear anything.

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  • KD
    Super December 2015
    KD ·
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    I think corsages and bouts are extremely dated -- no body wants to wear them anymore. Corsages are itchy and bouts can ruin a man's suit. Spend all that money and get them a keepsake instead.

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  • Celia Milton
    Celia Milton ·
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    Not necessary

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  • Lara
    Master July 2015
    Lara ·
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    Are they in the processional or doing some official function (ie usher)? If not then no.

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  • A&G
    Master August 2014
    A&G ·
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    It's up to you.

    Me? The wedding party and the parents got corsages or bouts. My brother wasn't in the wedding party so he didn't get one.

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  • Promike
    Master September 2015
    Promike ·
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    No, not needed.

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  • Devin94
    VIP September 2016
    Devin94 ·
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    We are doing the same. 1 MOH 1 BM. My brother and his 3 sisters are not getting corsages or bouts.

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  • FutureMrs.DCT
    VIP March 2017
    FutureMrs.DCT ·
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    Thanks for asking this question Rebecca. I was wondering the same thing, as FH has a brother, but he is not in the wedding party. I was still up in the air about a bout for him. I have been leaning towards bout for his dad, and corsages for our moms and that's it outside of the wedding party.

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