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Who gets flowers at the wedding?

JJAF, on September 10, 2017 at 3:24 PM Posted in Etiquette and Advice 0 18
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So far we're allotting for a bridal bouquet, bridesmaids bouquets, flower girl bouquet, boutonnieres for the groom, groomsmen, and ring bearer. Boutonnieres for my father and FFIL, and wrist corsages for my mother and FMIL.

Most of mine and FH's grandparents have passed (aside from one on each of our sides), but they will not be attending the wedding because they live out of the country and are too old to travel. Who else gets flowers at the wedding?

Do siblings (that aren't included in the wedding party) get flowers as well? In my cousin's weddings they purchased flowers for every OOT relative to wear as well (although I will most likely be skipping this as it is not within my budget). I just want to make sure I'm not missing anyone important.

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Latest activity by Jessica, on September 10, 2017 at 10:49 PM
  • Ginggotthering
    Devoted August 2018
    Ginggotthering ·
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    My brother is not in the wedding party, but he will be getting a boutonierre.

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  • JJAF
    Super October 2019
    JJAF ·
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    @#ginggotthering Thank you, I will most likely get my brother one.

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  • Melissa
    Super June 2018
    Melissa ·
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    We will be doing all you said, plus corsages for FH Aunt (she is playing our ceremony music at the church), and boutonnieres/corsage for our readers (my brother and FSIL). We are blessed to still have grandparents around so they will be getting bouts/corsages as well.

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  • TarHeel729
    Expert July 2017
    TarHeel729 ·
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    My brother was not in the wedding party, but he also got a boutonnière. He also walked my mom down the aisle.

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  • JJAF
    Super October 2019
    JJAF ·
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    @TarHeel729 That's a good idea. I could incorporate my brother by having him walk my mother down the aisle.

    @Melissa I didn't think about boutonnieres or corsages for the readers. I will take that into consideration as well!

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  • Futuremrsk
    VIP August 2019
    Futuremrsk ·
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    I believe we will do bouts and corsages for our godparents and maybe my 2 brothers.

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  • txncdelphia
    Devoted November 2018
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    The someone is walking another person down the aisle or as an usher I feel like they should have flowers. Also, include godparents because it's a nice way to honor them.

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  • Andie
    Super August 2018
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    We have everything you said plus we're doing bouts for ushers. We're also having a catholic mass so we have a bouquet for Mary.

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  • JJAF
    Super October 2019
    JJAF ·
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    @FutureMrsK @txncdelphia Oof. That's a problem. FH has 12 pairs of godparents... I'm not sure we would be able to afford that. I don't have any godparents, however. (FH was my sponsor during RCIA). Perhaps we will consider DIYing them.

    @Andie Thanks for mentioning that. I don't think we will have ushers, but will definitely need a bouquet for Mary. Thanks!

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  • augustlawbride
    Expert August 2017
    augustlawbride ·
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    I'm an only child and his siblings were all in the wedding

    We added corsages for the guest book hostess and female reader and boutineres for the ushers and male reader

    ETA: Catholic mass and did a single rose for Mary as well

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  • txncdelphia
    Devoted November 2018
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    12 pairs of godparents?! Oh heavens to Betsy. How?!

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  • Futuremrsk
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    @tj, thats a lot of godparents! I only have 2 lol so thats why i suggested it. I dont even know if FH has any.

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  • OGbride
    Dedicated October 2017
    OGbride ·
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    Parents, Grandma, and one aunt and uncle for us.

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  • Rachel DellaPorte
    Rachel DellaPorte ·
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    You covered the bases. Anything besides those you listed are optional.

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  • Hannah
    Super August 2017
    Hannah ·
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    Other than the actual wedding party, I just got corsages for the moms and grandmas, and boutineers (however you spell that) for the dad's and grandpas. My husbands sister wasn't in the wedding and I didn't get a corsage for her. Oops. Didn't think about that. I personally think all that crap is stupid and a waste of money but I figured my mom and grandmas would be all offended if I didn't do it.

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  • Melissa
    Expert October 2018
    Melissa ·
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    I'm basically doing the same as you. I wouldn't worry about every extra family member unless your super close or want to honor them.

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  • JJAF
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    @txncdelphia @FutureMrsK to be honest I have no idea!! FH is Filipino so I thought originally it could be due to his culture but my best friend is also Filipino and she only has two pairs of godparents. Only FH and his sister have a lot of god parents so I think it's just a family thing haha. His extensive list of godparents stresses me out cause we have to invite all of them to our wedding and I can't imagine how it'll be honoring all of them! I guess his 12 pairs helps make up for me not having godparents haha

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  • Jessica
    Super April 2018
    Jessica ·
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    We have them for everyone in the wedding party. Bridesmaids have bouquets, flower girl has petals and a flower crown, groomsmen fathers and ring bearer have bouteniers, my mom and his aunt get corsages.

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